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Postby jfg » Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:54 pm

What is with the Twins infield? Once Everett was signed I was under the impression that Harris would play 3rd and Casilla would play second. Now, with Lamb signed one of those guys is the odd man out or they platoon at second. Lamb's not guaranteed a spot but it doesn't bode well for Casilla or Harris' fantasy impact next year.
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Re: Twins IF situation

Postby Field » Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:08 pm

As of right now, I expect Lamb to be used similarly to his role in Houston: a bench player who gets consistent at bats and can step in and provide some offensive production if a starter goes down.

I'm not sure he's a good enough defender or consistent enough hitter to be an everyday player. Plus, he's doesn't fit the mold of a traditional Twins player.
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Re: Twins IF situation

Postby sublime8414 » Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:18 am

from what i've read harris and casilla fight it out at 2B if harris loses there him and lamb platoon, if he wins the job lamb plays 3B until casilla is ready.

If you ask me they should be going into rebuilding mode with like practically all the tigers contracts up in 2009. In which case lamb might be a clubhouse guy? I don't know.
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Re: Twins IF situation

Postby BlueBandit24 » Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:33 pm

At least they have options, albeit not great ones. Casilla was in Gardy's doghouse for awhile last year so I am sure they want to put some pressure on him to take his game to a new level. I'd guess Lamb will get time at 3B and DH while Harris gets time at 2B and 3B with Casilla getting what's left unless he shows up big in Spring Training. Everett got a 1-year deal so maybe they expect Casilla to take over at short in 2009, or perhaps they end up getting Lowrie from the Sox and annoint him the SS of the future.
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Re: Twins IF situation

Postby Another Blown Save » Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:15 pm

I think they'll play Harris, Everett and Lamb at 2B, SS, and 3B respectively.
They might bench Lamb against lefties and play Harris or Punto at 3B, possibly sliding Casilla at 2B
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Re: Twins IF situation

Postby kab21 » Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:35 pm

Casilla is going to start in the minors. There is no reason for him to be on the MLB roster unless he's starting. I wouldn't be surprised if he's moved to SS ( I think that's his natural position) to take over for Everett (Everett is on a 1 year contract).

Harris, Lamb and Punto will play 2B/3B in some mix. Unless the Santana brings back a 2B/3B.
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