Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What the f*ck to do with the lineup...

With Baby Jesus days away from rejoining the team, it is time to think about what to do with the roster and lineup.

The easy assumption is that Jose Morales is going to head back to Rochester.  He appears to be ready for a backup catcher role--his bat looks more than ready for it, but his defense sucks.  There really aren't any other options unless a pitcher is sent down (or released) or the team makes a surprising move like sending Gomez to AAA...I just can't see the Twins doing that.

Now, what about the lineup?  The top four hitters on the team are all left-handed, which creates problems.  In a world without platoon splits, it probably looks something like this:

Span
Mauer
Morneau
Kubel
Crede
Young
Cuddyer
Punto
Casilla

Unfortunately, that lineup begs the other team to put a left-handed pitcher in whenever the top of the order comes up.  As a team, the Twins have a sub-.600 OPS vs. left-handed pitching compared to a .740 vs. right-handers.

Clearly, it would help if the RH hitters in the lineup could get it together...the Crede-Young-Cuddyer triumvirate of suck is creating outs 70%+ of the time.

Gardy's usually predictable, but I have no idea what his lineup will look like this Friday.  Forget moving Mauer to third base, can he learn how to hit right-handed?


15 comments:

Dharma Bum said...

Get that shithead Young out of there. I didn't have volume but why the fuck was he stealing third with two outs? Has he played baseball before? Is he even faster than Kubel? What the fuck was that? Twins fundamentally sound my ass.

The Sidler said...

I can't stand Delmon, but Cuddyer is getting close to his level for me. Both of them can't hit or field for shit right now.

sam said...

ok

i hate cuddyer guy said...

you get that piece of shit cuddyer out of there, that's what you do. my god does he suck. what a waste of a fucking roster space. i'm not a sabremetrician but I'm pretty sure he's even worse at the plate than Delmon, but he's 8 years older and making 10 times as much money. If that piece of shit Gardenhire keeps playing Cuddy every day after Gomez is back I seriously might murder him

snacks said...

Easy solution with the roster: Redmond mans up, realizes he's been passed by, and takes a job as the bench coach or something along these lines. The only reason he's around is because Gardy the dipshit loves him and for leadership, etc. He can do all of that from the bench. Say what you will about Morales defense, but it's not any worse than Redmond's at his advanced age right now. Plain and simple the club is better with Morales up as back up than with Redmond.

Hurlde/Gardenhire are the same fags said...

Trade Cuddyer for Helton and let those two fags slap each other around to see who is a bigger waste of space/ass pirate. Then from the side have Delmon young helicopter a bat and hit them both in the head rendering them even more useless. That way, Young gets suspended again and hopefully Cuddyer and Helton die.

Dawg said...

WWWWWW - What has happened to your once semi-respectable blog? It now reads like a maximum security inmate message board.

The day this blog took a nose dive into the toilet is the same day that the mouth breather from Denver invaded this once civilized forum.

Rockies Guy said...

"Mouth Breather", You can't see it but I am shaking my head at the computer right now. At least get your own stuff here though, Snake isn't gonna like you ripping off his material and then pawning it off on us like it was yours. Like I did to your cute little post a couple weeks ago with my opening line.

Dawg said...

Swine Flu - You probably think that Snake came up with the term "mouth breather" because you heard it a lot growing up.

Rockies Guy said...

Actually because he uses said phrase on this blog is why I said that, but Swine Flu, that I can appreciate from you.

When we were growing up it was just "Shut the hell up" and then I would black out from being hit by flying baseballs, vaccuums, or stray punches intended for the other brother.

87Twins91 said...

That was an unprecidented amount of f-bombs flying around at the beginning of this post. But simple enough will be Wild Thing Juan Morillo is sent through waivers to AAA to make room for (funniest nick name ever) Baby Jesus. Funny enough though, that's the 2nd time today I've heard that Redmond should become a bench coach. Hmmm...

Anonymous said...

I am sure Redman will throw away his $3 million dollar per year contract to "man up" and be a bench coach. That is the most retarded thing I have heard on this blog since Dawger compared Ripken to Cuddy. I am sure the Twins also want to continue paying Redman millions of dollars to be a BP catcher or a designated ass slapper. Remember we are talking about real baseball not fantasy baseball. Idiots!

i hate cuddyer guy said...

We aren't really paying Redmond $3 million dollars are we? If so, I am going to go pee on Pohlad's grave.

Snake said...

Redman did sign a 3 year $3 million dollar contract. I am with Anon though, he is not going to give up a Million dollars per year to "Man Up".

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