Comments on: Sifting through the wreckage: Darin Mastroianni http://aarongleeman.com/2012/08/31/sifting-through-the-wreckage-darin-mastroianni/ Baseball news, insight and analysis from Aaron Gleeman Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:19:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: jeffk http://aarongleeman.com/2012/08/31/sifting-through-the-wreckage-darin-mastroianni/comment-page-1/#comment-13086 Fri, 31 Aug 2012 22:34:20 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=79255#comment-13086 It seems crazy not to try the 2B thing even if it’s unlikely. If he could be even a below-average fielder at 2B *and* his hitting regressed some (say -.050 or so OPS) he would *still* be a league-average 2B, which in the Twins organization would be incredibly valuable, considering he was free in the first place.

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By: ML http://aarongleeman.com/2012/08/31/sifting-through-the-wreckage-darin-mastroianni/comment-page-1/#comment-13083 Fri, 31 Aug 2012 21:03:50 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=79255#comment-13083 I’m not sure of Ben Zobrist’s history but I thought he was a corner outfielder, turned 2B, turned SS, and it seems to be working out.

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By: BuddyGrant http://aarongleeman.com/2012/08/31/sifting-through-the-wreckage-darin-mastroianni/comment-page-1/#comment-13081 Fri, 31 Aug 2012 18:33:23 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=79255#comment-13081 “Mast needs to get his infielders glove and work all winter at playing 2b.”

Not sure how realistic this is but IMO they should definitely give this a try. Mast was strictly an INF in college, he played some 2B in the Jays system, and part of one game there with the Twins. Teams used to do more of the OF-to-INF switches back in the day, didn’t they? I think the three 70′s Dodger World Series teams had 2 ex-OF’s playing SS/2B (Russell/Lopes).

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By: Joel http://aarongleeman.com/2012/08/31/sifting-through-the-wreckage-darin-mastroianni/comment-page-1/#comment-13078 Fri, 31 Aug 2012 14:22:25 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=79255#comment-13078 He can come off the bench as a defensive replacement, he can pinch-run like he did for Parmelee yesterday and steal a base, and can be that temporary outfielder while Span decides if he wants to get into the MRI machine or not.

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By: Mike http://aarongleeman.com/2012/08/31/sifting-through-the-wreckage-darin-mastroianni/comment-page-1/#comment-13077 Fri, 31 Aug 2012 14:07:35 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=79255#comment-13077 Mast needs to get his infielders glove and work all winter at playing 2b. Bold prediction, he is our starting 2b next year. .340 OBP and 50 steals would be VERY valuable there hitting 9th.

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By: mariettamouthpiece http://aarongleeman.com/2012/08/31/sifting-through-the-wreckage-darin-mastroianni/comment-page-1/#comment-13075 Fri, 31 Aug 2012 12:07:58 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=79255#comment-13075 Mastoiani’s track record and play this year may make a Morneau and Parmelee marriage next year more of a possibility – and may increas the possibility of a Span trade – platooning the youngsters in right to a certain extent, and playing Parmelee some at first when DH’ing Morneau.

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By: Peter http://aarongleeman.com/2012/08/31/sifting-through-the-wreckage-darin-mastroianni/comment-page-1/#comment-13074 Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:51:09 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=79255#comment-13074 All in all, the Twins will repeat as most disappointing franchise in the MLB. Next year we will watch the run for the threepeat! Pat Riley will be smiling.

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By: Longtimefan http://aarongleeman.com/2012/08/31/sifting-through-the-wreckage-darin-mastroianni/comment-page-1/#comment-13069 Fri, 31 Aug 2012 02:53:38 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=79255#comment-13069 Excellent article and well written. Is Mast going to get playing time now till the end of the year? If not, why not?

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