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Falvey ‘Almost Done’ With The Mandalorian

The team’s quiet off-season may soon become less so, but not before the team’s leadership finishes what it started.
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With the Chicago White Sox making a big splash this winter, Twins fans are waiting for the defending AL Central champions to make a move. Any move. Minnesota’s President of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey has one response for them.

“I have two episodes left of The Mandalorian and so does (General Manager Thad) Levine. Once we have those cleared out I expect us to be major players in the free agent market and explore every opportunity to improve our ballclub.”

Falvey was asked how they reacted to Chicago’s acquisition of closer Liam
Hendriks and starting pitcher Lance Lynn.

“(The Mandalorian creator) Jon Favreau has done an impeccable job of building on the existing Star Wars universe while making the show accessible to everyone,” said Falvey. “I mean, a baby Yoda? Come on, that’s just brilliant. Chicago is a great young team that’s only getting better. We have our work cut out for us.”

With former AL Central frontrunner Cleveland rebuilding to save money, Falvey addressed the issue that was on everyone’s mind.

“Yes, I’m aware the final episode of Season 2 contains a major surprise,” said Falvey. “I’ve managed not to spoil it for myself so far, but I have to be very careful about the media I’m consuming. Cleveland still has enough young talent to be dangerous, don’t overlook them.”

On the issue of Nelson Cruz, Falvey was noncommittal.

“The only new sequel that was worth a damn was (Rian Johnson’s) The Last Jedi,” said Falvey. “Best Star Wars movie since Empire. The best parts of The Mandalorian can go toe-to-toe with them. Nelson has been everything you can ask for in a player, we’ll see what the future holds.”

As for what positions the Twins were looking to address via free agency or trade, Falvey said the team was keeping all options open.

“The Rise of Skywalker was full-on trash, just fan service with no emotional stakes,” said Falvey. “Keep (director J.J.) Abrams away from the future projects. Nice lens flares, J.J. Cool, good job. We have a great core here and we hope to add to it without sacrificing the future.”

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woolywoolhouse
Jan 15 2021 08:51 AM

Can someone just spoil it for Derek so he gets all pissed and starts buying all the free agents he can? Angry shopping is a thing, right?

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It is a thing! Ask my wife!

 

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Hosken Bombo Disco
Jan 15 2021 09:42 AM
The Twins are almost finished with some show about Baby Yoda, while the White Sox are almost finished rehabbing Michael Kopech. Seems about equal. :)

"Cruz. Ten mil, one year, no option. I can sign you warm, or I can sign you cold. This is the way. I have spoken."

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Who needs stars or Star Wars when we can pick up players you have never heard of and put them in a trance under Obi Wes Johnson?  

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strumdatjaguar
Jan 15 2021 10:55 AM
I liked “The Force Awakens”. The Twins will awaken to some free agent and trade opportunities soon.

This is the Way. 

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Falvey liked The Last Jedi? I can already hear the Twins-Star Wars fans raising their pitchforks. 

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sampleSizeOfOne
Jan 15 2021 10:39 PM

I think it is fair to be patient.

 

We don't spoil the end of the Mandalorian season for them.

 

They don't spoil the end of the Twins' season for us.

 

Besides, if we sign Baby Yoda to a nice long contract, i imagine pitch framing might finally get the respect it deserves...

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