Minnesota Twins 2010s All-Decade Team

Inspired by The Athletic's all-decade teams for all of baseball, let's see what the Citizens here think of it. Here is Gleeman's article about his all-decade Twins team. I have reproduced it below in spoilered form for reference. Bonus discussion if you post the least-favorite or Bizzaro World team

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13 thoughts on “Minnesota Twins 2010s All-Decade Team”

  1. Not sure if this should focus on complete stats, or peak value (or both), but

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  2. I'll go for the least-favorite team.

    Catcher: John Ryan Murphy
    First base: Brendan Harris
    Second base: Tsuyoshi Nishioka
    Third base: Matt Tolbert
    Shortstop: Pedro Florimon
    Left field: Delmon Young
    Center field: Ben Revere
    Right field: Clete Thomas
    Designated Hitter: Ryan Doumit
    Starter 1: Ricky Nolasco
    Starter 2: Kevin Correia
    Starter 3: Mike Pelfrey
    Starter 4: Vance Worley
    Starter 5: Jason Marquis
    Closer: Matt Capps
    Bullpen: Matt Belisle
    Bullpen: Jim Hoey
    Bullpen: Blake Parker
    Bullpen: Sam Dyson
    Bullpen: Jeff Gray

    1. I'm torn between Lance Lynn and Mike Pelfrey. I'd also put Drew Butera as my catcher.

      Nishioka only played 12 games at second; he had 60 games at shortstop and played the most years at that position of any Twin in 2011.

  3. Im going with my favorite players

    Catcher: Joe Mauer
    First base: Justin Morneau
    Second base: Brian Dozier
    Third base: Miggy Sano
    Shortstop: Eddie Escobar
    Left field: Denard Span
    Center field: Byron Buxton
    Right field: Max Kepler
    Designated Hitter: JI JI JIM THOME
    Starter 1: Jose Berrios
    Starter 2: Carl Pavano
    Starter 3: Bartolo Colon
    Starter 4: Frankie Liriano
    Starter 5: Matt Fox
    Closer: Glen Perkins
    Bullpen (no order of favoritism): Matt Guerrier
    Bullpen: Swizzelsticks
    Bullpen: Joe Nathan
    Bullpen: Caleb Thielbar
    Bullpen: Taylor Rogers

  4. I finally figured out the right PI search for this.

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      1. I really had a tough time filling the bullpen out. Like, Jared Burton pitched for three seasons and was "eh" for the last one (which, to be fair, was better than how Guerrier did in 2014)

        I suppose I could slot Duffey or Duensing into that bullpen spot.

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