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    Article: Nick with a Stick: Jorge Polanco


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    Nick with a Stick? Just as the zen that can be spoken is not the true zen, the Nick Punto who can hit is not the true Nick Punto.

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    If his OPS drops into the mid-.500 range this year and then bounces back up in 2014, then we'll know he has the Punto thing going.

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    I am predicting that Jorge breaks in as a utility guy in 2016, and is a utility guy that can actually hit! Unlike Punto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnfanforlife View Post
    I am predicting that Jorge breaks in as a utility guy in 2016, and is a utility guy that can actually hit! Unlike Punto.
    Because of the way the talent curve works, there is a very fine line between a successful utility guy and a regular. Odds are that a utility guy that can actually hit gets a shot at a starting role soon after. Which of course would suit this Twins fan just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Because of the way the talent curve works, there is a very fine line between a successful utility guy and a regular. Odds are that a utility guy that can actually hit gets a shot at a starting role soon after. Which of course would suit this Twins fan just fine.
    Absolutely sir. If we remember....Punto and Casilla are examples of utility guys that did not fare well as regulars.

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    Ceasar Tovar did it all. Played all nine positions one game.
    Of course, this was a long time ago.

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    MI solved in 3 years. The Twins have Santana, Rosario and Polanco...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kab21 View Post
    MI solved in 3 years. The Twins have Santana, Rosario and Polanco...
    Digging the snark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgoat_MN View Post
    Ceasar Tovar did it all. Played all nine positions one game.
    Of course, this was a long time ago.
    I love this! Wish I had a guy every year that could do that

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