Suddenly this has a huge impact. Now Brendan Harris, Nick Punto, and Brian Buscher will seemingly be playing everyday, with Adam Everett periodically filling in for one (particularly for Buscher against lefties). Yes, that Adam Everett. He's finally back after spending the last two months on the DL and subsequently rehabbing his injury. Immediately after being outrighted to the minors, the Twins changed course and he was added to the Major League roster due to Alexi Casilla's finger injury. I don't know about you, but I look at the lineup now and see a huge void. It appears Nick Punto will hit second and I don't like that at all. I think the best thing to do would be to move Joe Mauer back to the number two spot, but I can't see Gardy doing that at this point.
And why not move Harris back to second base and put Punto at shortstop? Gardy has indicated Harris will play short and Punto second, which doesn't make much sense. Punto is a very superior defender so shouldn't he be at the more demanding position? Everyone agrees Harris is very stretched at shortstop. Is his inability to execute the double play from second base so bad that he should play short of Punto? I guess Gardy thinks so...
Gleeman and The Geek #337: Wild Card Postgame Show
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