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I could live with this lineup....

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After reading something about the Angels possibly being interested in Manny Ramirez, I got to thinking. How much fun would it be to have him on our club? I know he costs way too much $$$ and some believe he isn't a TEAM guy, but think about this lineup:

1. Span RF

2. Casilla 2B

3. Mauer C

4. Ramirez LF

5. Morneau 1B

6. Cuddyer 3B

7. Kubel/Young DH

8. Punto SS

9. Gomez CF

I know, I know it will never happen, but that is a tough lineup. Remember all that extra $$$ the new stadium is supposed to generate. We would have to move Cuddy to 3rd, but for Manny.... I would move Cuddy to catcher and Mauer to 3rd!

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I wouldn't want to move them. I was just stating that to get Manny, I would be willing to move a lot of people, a lot of places!

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Let me see...Manny or Young in LF????Is Kubel the defensive replacement for them??? confused

Young would set the record for DH with fewest pitches thrown to him.

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Let me see...Manny or Young in LF????

1. Span RF

2. Casilla 2B

3. Mauer C

4. Ramirez LF

5. Morneau 1B

6. Cuddyer 3B

7. Kubel/Young DH

8. Punto SS

9. Gomez CF

Kubel and Young alternate at DH, problem solved. wink only if it was true. laugh

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Why does everyone assume Mauer would be a fit at 3rd?? To save his knees, I see him more than likely in the outfield or DH with an occasional relief at catcher (maybe once every week or every two weeks)

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I could see Manny in LF, the only question being, is he any better of an outfielder then Delmon??? Delmon's might be physical, or youth...Manny's is ?????

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I think Manny gets a bad rap for his defense. Sure, he has those highlight reels of doing dumb things, but the guy can play the outfield pretty well. The way he hits, I don't really care how he plays the field.

I can't believe someone wants to start the Young/Manny debate... you really want Young up to bat in a key spot late with runners in scoring position over Manny??

I sympathize with the Cuddyer makes me vomit comment, but I think he is one of if not the clubhouse leader of the team. If he can stay healthy, hit .270 with 20 HR's, I don't care how he plays the field, wherever he plays!

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This is all I have been asking for the last 6-7 years. A big named power threat in the middle of the line-up. Can you imagine the pitches our MVP would see if we just added 1 bat. Not saying it has to be the caliber of Manny, but just 1 proven stud would make the Twins not just a division contender, maybe a world series? Oh thats right, Pohlad is our owner.

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What about the Mariners' Adrian Beltre? or the Rockies Garrett Atkins?

We could give up an OF (Young) and Boof Bonsor and a couple minor league pitchers (Phil Humber from the Santana trade could be one).

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The Twins tried trading for Beltre last year, but the Mariners wouldn't part with him for some reason. I remember the Twins commentators talking about how stupid the Mariners were hanging onto their older "talent" when they could get some decent youth for them.

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I listened to some higher up from the twins on KFAN this afternoon talking about twins moves/no moves at the winter meetings and almost threw up.

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I actually had heard that the mariners wanted and outfielder and either Blackburn or Baker. If that's what they truly did want, I'm glad we didn't do the trade.

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Even if we dont make any moves, I think we'll still be okay and should contend for the division title.

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I see Raul Ibanez signed with the Phillies. Missed out on another 30+ HR hitter.

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I can't belive Pholad won't sign Manny....what a cheap skate.rollingeyesd9664tg4.png

Raul Ibanez as in 40 year old Raul Ibanez?

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Ummmmmmmm...Ibanez has hit 30+ HR exactly once.

people have a tendency to recall their one best season and sometimes mistakenly think that the one season a typical stat year. (kind of like those that state that Cuddyer is a power hitter because he it 20+ homers one season a few moons ago)

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