Hughes improves chances with fourth spring homer

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bobo72Mar. 14, 1111:58 PM

Give this guy a spot.

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norton11Mar. 15, 1112:03 AM

A utility guy that can win the game with one swing - I like that considering our middle infield guys can play defense. Assuming guys stay healthy, no sense having a defensive wiz (like Punto) on the bench. I can see Hughes coming in off the bench and winning a game.

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agbeat29Mar. 15, 1112:11 AM

Seems like a perfect DH option against lefties, give him Plouffe or Repko's spot...even Tolbert if you have to.

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djsuperguyMar. 15, 11 5:47 AM

I don't care where Punto is, on the field, on the pine, doesn't matter since he's in St. Louis.

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klide2Mar. 15, 11 6:55 AM

Hughes looks to me like the real deal. He is still a young player as well. Just at that place where he is hitting his prime production years. Something tells me Thome will be part of a trade before the end of July. No need for him any longer. We like him, just won't need him.

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styxbillMar. 15, 11 7:45 AM

There is no question this guy should be on the roster instead of Tolbert or Plouff.

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greebsMar. 15, 11 7:45 AM

so far he's no doubt earned a spot on the roster. I'd be willing to bet that he's a better option on the infield defensively than cuddyer was last year. plouffe and tolbert just aren't enough of a threat offensively compared to hughes; at least so far.

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862WapoMar. 15, 11 7:54 AM

What makes sense doesn't always happen with the Twins and Gardenhire.

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Bphat1Mar. 15, 11 8:26 AM

This is a no brainer. Plouffe and Tolbert are not competition. Give the job to Hughes and let's move on.

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dairedogMar. 15, 11 9:11 AM

That's what Gardy's looking for, but it's still a fact that nobody can fill the hole left by Punto's glove. Fortunately, it looks like Hughes CAN fill the hole that Punto's bat couldn't!

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