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Piazza a Twin?

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zamboni

Y a h oo is reporting Twins are scouting Mike Piazza- 10 years too late, but still might hit out 20 a year- better than Ford or Kubel

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Bobby Bass

Would be surprised if the Twins would pay better then 8 mil a year for a DH who can't thro ( bad Shoulder)for that kind of money they could go find a healthy, power hitting 3rd basemen.

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maros91

Piazza is hurt right now. If we did pick him up I am sure Oakland would eat some of his salary. Piazza would start in the 7th hole behind Hunter and hopefully move up to the 4 hole and bump Cuddyer. I don't know why but I am not a Cuddyer fan. Especially in the 4 hole. He is not a 4 hitter. Castillo, Bartlett, Mauer, Piazza, Morneau, Hunter, Cuddyer, Kubel, and I suppose Punto. We will see what happens.

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blue_healer_guy

So you want to put Piazza in the outfield?

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soldoncass

Piazza is hitting .282 with 1 HR and 8 RBI this year..........not my idea of a #4 hitter! He couldn't replace Punto at #9! I'll take Garrett Jones for a DH and a fill-in 1b-of spot. Give the kid a chance to make it, and don't get a washed-up, old has-been, who can't play defense, just because of the press he has gotten.

I never understood this thing about each position HAS to have THIS type of player(like 3b needs to hit for power, drive in runs,etc.). confused.gif I think it is a TEAM game and you need to look at the overall picture. One player picks up anothers weaknesses, and the whole team benefits. I will take Punto at 3b defensively over 90% of the 3ber's out there. He is a great utility player, and as such is mvp for the team. I've noticed they keep trying others at 3b, but they have been a liability defensively, with little improvement offensively.....so until they find someone better than Punto, he's their BEST option. If he could just lay off the high- hard one, he'd be hitting 50 pts better. Maybe he needs to crouch more at the plate....make them bring it down a little. The teams have him swinging at "their" pitches.......good scouting on their part.

I happen to like Cuddy in the 4 hole better than any other options I've seen. The L-R-L-R middle of the lineup is great, don't mess with the successes. laugh.gif

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NAPAFISH

Punto MVP???? confused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gif

I will admit he plays hard and hustles but not an mvp

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kaz2611

PUNTO MVP? Did you mean MVP as in MOST VULNERABLE PIRHANA to be benched.

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PierBridge

As a utility infielder.... MVP.....big difference.

Piazza... no thanks!

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maros91

True Piazza is no where near the player he once was but he is still somewhat of a threat. This is his first year in the AL as a DH. I would bet in a full year Piazza could hit 25-30 HR's as a full time DH. Did Piazza sign a 1 yr deal in Oakland? If the Twins don't trade for him now they could sign him next year to a 1 yr incentive laiden deal. But when is the last time the Twins signed a name player?

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zamboni

Could he stay healthy as a DH? That's the real question. That article also said the Yankees were shopping him, so I am not counting on anything yet

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genegodawa

You guys want Jacque back to DH?

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Willy

I'm not big on Piazza, but I would take him over any DH we have right now.

I'll take Dimitri Young. He is having a great year and would fit in perfectly. Switch hitting DH that could also play 1B when Morneau needs a day off or wants to DH.

Punto MVP? I don't think so. He would be a great guy to have on the bench and play 2-3 games a week giving guys a day off, but as an everyday player, he is lacking.

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IFallsRon

Let's refer to the Phil Neven experiment, which looked good on paper, but never developed into much.

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mnwild

I would take either Piazza or Jones as our DH. Pretty bad when you put Tyner as your DH and he has never hit a HR. Anybody would be better than what we have.

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zamboni

Why is Gardy so reluctant on letting Luis Rodriguez DH or even play for that matter- he has a little pop in his bat, better than Tyner at the plate.

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hamrej23

I agree I like Rodriguez

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