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Chance
10-24-2012, 12:23 PM
This is my early wants for the Twins 2013 opening roster. I would trade Span/Carroll/minor leaguer for Castro. He hasnít played the best defense yet in his very early 20ís but with maturity I believe he will vastly improve this part of his game. His offense is undeniable. He would solidify the SS position for the Twins which they gravely need. With Span gone, Revere would move to center and the lead of spot. I believe that Dozier is better than we saw last season. I would give him the starting 2B job and hope he runs with it. The rest of the lineup is fairly obvious. Parmelee would become the everyday right fielder and Josh Willingham would stay in left field. The corner infield would consist of Plouffe and Morneau. Mauer would catch with Doumit as the backup and DH. The bench would still have a third catcher because Gardy will have it this way, but the catcher would be Herrmann not Butera. The rest of the bench would be Escobar, Mastroanni, and Florimon. If an outfielder would get injured Hicks or Arcia would come up to start.
CF- Revere (1 mil)
SS- Castro (6 mil)
C- Mauer (23 mil)
RF- Willingham (7 mil)
1B- Morneau (15 mil)
DH- Doumit (3.5 mil)
LF- Parmelee (1 mil)
3B- Plouffe (1 mil)
2B- Dozier (1mil)
BH- Mastroanni (1 mil)
BH- Florimon (1 mil)
BH- Escobar (1 mil)
BH- Herrmann (1 mil)

My plan for pitching would be to sign Bedard and Jackson for (roughly) $15 mil a year total. So far the AFL has me hoping that Gibson would be ready for opening day. Diamond and Hendriks would fill out the rest of the starters. Blackburn, De Vries, Vasquez, Walters, and Deduno would be in the minors if someone struggles or gets hurt. I wouldnít add a bullpen arm besides resigning Burton because of money reason and because these guys listed below havenít been that bad at all and some minor leaguers should be ready to come up if need be (Gutierrez, Guerra).
SP- Diamond (L) (1 mil)
SP- Gibson (2 mil)
SP- Bedard (L) (5 mil)
SP- Hendriks (1 mil)
LR- Swarzak (1 mil)
MR- Fien (1 mil)
MR- Robertson (1 mil)
MR-Burnett (1 mil)
SU- Duensing (2 mil)
SU- Burton (2 mil)
CL- Perkins (2.5 mil)

I rounded up on most of the salaries and estimated the salaries of a few players. The total spent on the major league roster would roughly be $92 million. I donít think that this is outrageous and though the roster isnít that much different than it was this year I think it would be pretty solid as we work towards the future. It would be great to get Grienke, trade for Johnson and completely rebuild the bullpen but it isnít realistic.

AllhopeisgoneMNTWINS
10-24-2012, 02:27 PM
Castro From the Cubs? Didnt they just lock him up to a huge deal? There is no way they would trade him.

Danchat
10-24-2012, 03:34 PM
You are dreaming if you think the Twins could get Castro.
Guys out of the minor league make 500K, not 1 mil. Florimon, Escobar, and Robertson are examples.
Willingham plays LF, Parmalee plays RF.
The Twins will need 5 starters going into the season. 4 won't do it.
Plus Walters and Gutierrez are gone.

SweetOne69
10-24-2012, 04:40 PM
Plus Walters and Gutierrez are gone.

Only Gutierrez is gone, Walters and the others weren't claimed so they are still property of the Twins unless they are not tendered contracts.

ThePuck
10-24-2012, 05:20 PM
'My plan for pitching would be to sign Bedard and Jackson for (roughly) $15 mil a year total.'

You'd sign Jackson but then not put him on your roster? :-)

twinsnorth49
10-24-2012, 07:36 PM
My plan would be to sign at least 3 pitchers not named Pavano, Blackburn or Walters.

70charger
10-24-2012, 07:37 PM
What about Carroll? He's still under contract for next year.

rnw24
10-24-2012, 08:09 PM
you're high if you think the cubs would give castro up for that garbage

ThePuck
10-24-2012, 08:12 PM
you're high if you think the cubs would give castro up for that garbage

I don't think anyone is gonna get over on Theo Epstein and Hoyer

Chance
10-24-2012, 08:50 PM
Sorry I missed adding Jackson to the starters. And also I know Willingham is LF and parmelee is RF. my bad. The cubs did say last year around the trade deadline that they would be opening to trading him, not in those exact words. It might take a few more plays, established and/or prospects to get Castro, but I think it is worth pursuing. When I wrote this the Twins hadn't made any roster moves but thanks for pointing that out.

i know they only make like 485k that's why I stated that I rounded up. Just so I wasn't low-balling it. It still locks pretty affordable.

ThePuck
10-24-2012, 08:53 PM
The cubs did say last year around the trade deadline that they would be opening to trading him, not in those exact words.

They re-signed him though...in August...to a pricey contract.

TheLeviathan
10-24-2012, 09:34 PM
I didn't even get past the first line of this before I stopped reading. Carroll and Span for Castro? You're closer to getting Juan friggin Castro than Starlin with that package.

Riverbrian
10-24-2012, 10:14 PM
I don't think acquiring Castro is possible but I like the effort. I'll dream with ya on that one.