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Twins Lineup, 2009 Opening Day

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Any guesses?

With this weekend's announcement of the signing of Joe Crede, how will Ron Gardenhire insert his new third baseman into the lineup?  As a right-handed bat, will he insert him behind Justin Morneau to make sure three left-handed batters aren't strung together in a Joe Mauer-Morneau-Jason Kubel murderer's row?  Or, like Howard Sinker speculates, will Crede sit in the seven-hole where his low on-base percentage isn't sitting behind the team's best two hitters?

This is not what I'd like to see personally, rather it's how I expect Ron Gardenhire would fill out his lineup card.  This is before we've had any objectove or subjective evaluation over the course of spring training, but that's part of the fun.  Knowing what I know now, here's my Gardenhire-immitation Opening Day lineup:

RF - Denard Span
2B - Alexi Casilla
C  -  Joe Mauer
1B - Justin Morneau
3B - Joe Crede
DH - Jason Kubel
LF - Delmon Young
SS - Nick Punto
CF - Carlos Gomez

If the team does go with an 11-man pitching staff, that would leave this bench:

C - Mike Redmond
IF - Matt Tolbert
IF - Brendan Harris
3B - Brian Buscher
OF - Michael Cuddyer

(Having said all this, I can also see Span on the bench with Cuddyer getting the start in right field.  Re-set the lineup, and go Casilla-Punto-Mauer-Morneau-Cuddyer-Kubel-Crede-Young-Gomez.)