Sunday Confessional: Miguel Sano Should Start at Third Base for the Minnesota Twins


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Sunday Confessional: A series where Editor Collin Kottke confesses something on Sundays. Seems simplistic enough. We’ll see.

I’m excited for the next chapter of Minnesota Twins baseball. As a younger fella, this next chapter might be the best I’ve ever seen. I have a feeling that Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano might be better than Torii Hunter and Corey Koskie.

In an effort to just take a peak, get a taste, cop a feel of that next chapter, I really want to see Miguel Sano start the season at third base for the Minnesota Twins. I’m really being selfish, but I want to see it gosh darn it.

I’ve seen enough of Trevor Plouffe. I can deal with him being the designated pinch-hitter, but I am done seeing him playing third base, so much so that I said the Twins probably should have went after Kevin Youkilis, whom is now headed to Japan.

Miguel Sano looks to finally be the guy to stop the third base carousel that has existed ever since Koskie departed.

How much of carousel has third base been for the Twins? Here’s the list of Opening Day third basemen after Koskie departed: Michael Cuddyer, Tony Batista, Nick Punto, Mike Lamb, Joe Crede, Punto again, Danny Valencia (two years) and Plouffe.

After the failure of Aaron Hicks to take the center field job and run in 2013 after going from Double-A to the majors, it is very unlikely that this move actually happens, but here’s how I see it: Miguel Sano would be clearly be the best third baseman the Twins could field in 2014 at the major league level. I believe that you should have your best players at the major league level.

The time is now to stop spinning around and around. Now is the time to start winning. Let’s start 2014 by getting off of the carousel.