There is no following that logic.
ahh now we know ;-)
As anticipated, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is trying to determine who can be an emergency catcher now that Luke Hughes has been DFA'd. I think there's a chance that, when the Twins go back to 12 pitchers, they might call a catcher up. Drew Butera is leading the catchers at Class AAA Rochester with a .250 average. He's also made one start in the outfield.
Gardy is running out of ways to put new lineups out there. What has it been 11, 12 different lineups in 13 games?
Needs to have Butera up so he can keep mixing and matching and moving people around...
We don't have a good team, but position players/offense isn't the problem...it's the pitching.
Without letting a starting lineup play together for a good amount of time, how is he supposed to know what he could have? The offense and defense would likely be even better if Gardy ever settled on his starters...which he never does unless injuries force him to do....like end of 2009 and a good chunk of the 2nd half of 2010.
Tinkering every single game is counter-productive and believing the team isn't that good certainly shouldn't mean you play your substitutes MORE...should mean you play your best players as much as possible and your subs way less...in order to field your best team.
Gardenhire doesn't have a clue how to handle a pitching staff. So when things go sour, he tries to overcompensate in other ares, like lineup shuffling(though even when the pitching has been good he likes to lineup shuffle, it's just more blatant when the team is losing).
I laughed the other night when he pulled Alex Burnett and replaced him with Duensing when Burnett pitched fine but had 2 terrible errors made behind him. Pulling Burnett isn't going to fix your shoddy defense Gardy.
The guy is in way over his head.