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    Senior Member All-Star Shane Wahl's Avatar
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    In Shane's fantasy land, the Twins trade Correia and Pelfrey for mid-tier prospects and roll out with a rotation of Nolasco-Hughes-Deduno-Diamond-Gibson.

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    I'm usually pretty optimistic but the offense is starting to freak me out in a half empty kind a way.

    I never really considered Colabello as a serious option to start with the big club.

    I'm considering it strongly now.

    If Hammer and Plouffe don't provide big power we are in trouble. Colabello would be some insurance. Right now Colabello is replacing Kubel on my dance card.
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    If it were up to me,

    Hicks
    Dozier
    Mauer
    Hammer
    Arcia
    Plouffe
    DH
    Suzuki
    P-Flo

    Bench
    Escobar
    Pressley
    Colabello
    Pinto
    Kubel

    Rotation
    Nolasco
    Hughes
    Correia
    Pelfry
    Gibson

    Pen
    Deduno
    Swarzak
    Duensing
    Tonkin
    Fien
    Burton
    Perkins

    (And I would be activley shopping Corriea, Duensing, and maybe Burton to open up spots)
    Last edited by zchrz; 03-19-2014 at 02:33 PM.
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    In my world

    Starting 9:
    CF Hicks
    C Pinto 50%
    2B Dozier
    1B Mauer
    LF Arcia
    RF Parmelee
    3B Plouffe
    DH Willingham
    SS Florimon


    Bench 4:
    IF Escobar
    OF/DH Colabello
    C Suzuki 50%
    OF Pressley


    Rotation:
    Ricky Nolasco
    Phil Hughes
    Mike Pelfrey
    Kevin Correia
    Sam Deduno

    Bullpen: (7)
    Perkins
    Fien
    Burton
    Duensing
    Swarzak
    Thielbar
    Tonkin

    Trade Worley and Diamond for whatever you can get.
    Trade Correia for prospects during the season and bring up Gibson.
    Trade Duensing during the season for prospects and bring up Meyer for the bull pen.

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    I like Sconnie's roster. I'd personally be inclined to start Gibson at #5, put Deduno in the pen and option Thielbar, but the 13 position players are the ones I would take North. At the start of ST I had Kubel in for Colabello, but I don't see how you can hand Kubel a job right now.

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    Senior Member All-Star Sconnie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SydneyTwinsFan View Post
    I'd personally be inclined to start Gibson at #5, put Deduno in the pen.
    Deduno might be better suited for the pen than a starter, but with the options issues, I don't see the a Twins breaking camp with Gibson on the big league roster.

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    Thielbar has an option remaining I think. It comes down to whether you think a roster with Gibson/Deduno gives you a better chance to win games than Deduno/Thielbar. I think it's the former, but there may not be much in it.

    Worley is gone or DL'd I think. I would try to trade Diamond for whatever can be got, even if it's not much.

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    Please ban me! All-Star stringer bell's Avatar
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    It is a small point, but isn't Colabello only an emergency OF? I'd rather see Escobar or Bartlett out there than see Colabello try to play RF. CC has played a lot of 1B this spring and has made quite a few nice plays, but my memories of his "D" in RF from last year would be categorized as "Doumitlike".

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    I don't understand why the Twins seem to want to pencil Florimon into the starting SS job automatically. I really want to see Escobar given a chance to play everyday. I don't think he will ever be a league-average hitter, but if he can put up an 85-90 wRC+ while providing 96% of the defense Florimon does, it would be an upgrade. #Eddie400

    Also, I don't see any scenario in which Kubel or Bartlett are kept.

    My 25 if I ran the team--
    2B Dozier
    1B Mauer
    LF Willingham
    RF Arcia
    3B Plouffe
    DH Pinto
    CF Hicks
    C Suzuki
    SS Escobar

    OF Presley
    1B Colabello
    SS Florimon
    1B/OF Parmelee

    Nolasco
    Hughes
    Pelfrey
    Correia
    Gibson

    Perkins
    Burton
    Fein
    Swarzak
    Thielbar
    Diamond
    Duensing
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    Lineup:
    2B: Dozier
    SS: Escobar
    1B: Mauer
    LF: Willingham
    RF: Arcia
    3B: Plouffe
    DH: Parmalee/Collabello
    CF: Hicks
    C: Sazuki/Pinto

    Bench:
    Pinto/Sazuki
    Colabello/Parmalee
    Pressley
    Bernier or Barlett

    Put Florimon on the DL for a bit, let's see what Escobar can do. If he hits at all, Florimon comes up and is the utility guy.

    Pitchers:
    Nolasco
    Hughes
    Corriea
    Pelfrey
    Gibson

    Bullpen:
    Perkins
    Burton
    Fien
    Duensing
    Thielbar
    Swarzak
    Deduno

    Wouldn't mind if they trade Corriea and put Deduno in the rotation, but seems unlikely

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    C-Suzuki
    1B-Mauer
    2B-Dozier
    SS-Floriman
    3B-Plouffe
    LF-Arcia
    CF-Hicks
    RF-Parmalee
    DH-Willingham
    bench:
    C/DH-Pinto
    IF-Escabar
    C/OF-Hermann
    OF-Presley

    Rotation:
    Nolasco
    Hughes
    Pelfrey
    Corriea
    Gibson

    Bullpen:
    Perkins
    Burton
    Fien
    Duensing
    Swarzak
    Duduno
    Diamond

    I like Kubel, but he is done IMO. I would rather give Parmalee another chance. He would be gone if we put him on waivers. Colabello deserves to be up, but I would rather have Hermann so Pinto can play some DH. If Pinto starts in the minors than Colabello takes his place.

    First Call-ups:
    P-Michael Tonkin
    P-Caleb Thielbar
    1B-Chris Colabello
    P-Deolis Guerra
    OF-Wilkin Rameriz
    OF-Darin Mastroianni

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    Im like Shane, I'd trade the likes of Corriea, Pelfrey, Duensing, Burton, Willingham, & Kubel as soon as possible for best propsect available. Specifically looking for 3B, C, & corner OF higher minor league depth.

    Starters/lineup:
    2B-Dozier, LF-Presley, 1B-Mauer, 3B-Plouffe, RF-Arcia, DH-Collabelo/Parmelee, C-Pinto, CF-Hicks, SS-Escobar

    Bench: Suzuki, Mastroianni, Parmelee, & Florimon

    Starters: Nolasco, Hughes, Deduno, Gibson, Meyer
    Bullpen: Perkins, Fien, Swarzak, Pressly, Theilbar, K. Johnson, Tonkin

    Say Parmelee, Collabello, or even the new comers at the bottom of the pen flounder badly. You can find replacements players for them all year long from non contenders for C level prospects at most. Plenty of which you should have from the previous trades of those middling end of the career vets.

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