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  1. denarded's Avatar
    This was brought up a couple of years ago in relation to arm strength and twins depth of outfield talent. Maybe BYTO? But I've heard this before. Although Revere is outperforming any expectations this year and makes Span a commodity
  2. Bark's Lounge's Avatar
    If I know the Twins Organization correctly... If the 2B conversion is to happen, it would probably mean Revere being sent down to AA next year to learn the position and spending most of 2014 in AAA perfecting 2B. It is probably a pipe dream. I can see FDG's proposition more realistically working out. Neither of which I see as feasible outcomes. In a perfect world it would be nice though.
  3. Fire Dan Gladden's Avatar
    Why not Joe Mauer? Could be the highest paid 2B in all of baseball.
  4. twinstalker's Avatar
    DeVries has no chance of staying on the 40.
  5. Rosterman's Avatar
    Sometimes you get lucky and your guys hang around for additional seasons (Waldrop, DeVries). It all depends on the money. Most veteran minor league guys can make $50-60,000. The Twins look pettygood to go after 25-30 guys again, with pretty much all of Rochester disappearing.
  6. YourHouseIsMyHouse's Avatar
    After more thought: Blackburn, Devries, Walters, Florimon, Butera, and Casilla should all be new open spots too. I was really thinking about Butera with Herrmann incoming, yet I couldn't see him go. Maybe they finally move on. This is more wishful thinking than what I had been expecting in the original blog post. Overall I'd be content with this. I'll take the original word on Bromberg.

    Pitchers: Baker, Burnett, Burton, Deduno, Diamond, Duensing, Fien, Gibson, Hendriks, Hermsen, Hernandez, Oliveros, Perdomo, Perkins, Pugh, Robertson, and Swarzak
    17 Pitchers

    Position: Doumit, Herrmann, Mauer, Carroll, Dozier, Escobar, Morneau, Parmelee, Plouffe, Arcia, Benson, Hicks, Mastroianni, Revere, Span, Willingham
    16 Players


    That's a total of 33 spots. 7 Free Spots for 2 SP Free Agents, two bullpen arms (One LHP and one RHP), and 1 middle infield FA would put the Twins at a comfortable 38. 15 players were dumped in this process and 9 were added. I think this makes it look a lot better and it really goes to show it is a mess! Fien and Perdomo are big question marks, but I feel like they have earned their spots for now. I'm feeling maybe Slama, Bromberg, and Thielbar could all vie for spot later in the 2013 season, but not the offseason. Great discussion and I definitely learned quite a bit from conversing and have a better idea of the 40 man for next year as well. NOW what would be really interesting would be to track down the approximate payroll for this situation and see how much money can be dispensed on free agents.
    Updated 08-15-2012 at 06:08 PM by YourHouseIsMyHouse
  7. Rosterman's Avatar
    Yeah, wouldn't be surprised if DeVries is dropped, and depending on how he returns, Walters. Both getting resigned as minor league free agents, if hey wish. Players like that will be on the bubble. Twins have to decide on Baker and Casilla, and would they keep Manship and, say, let Swarzak walk. Deduno is an interesting guy...a few more starts. And I wouldn't consider Florimon a given........or Butera, if you have to add another catcher. The question is, will the guys then jump ship, rather than stay and give the Twins depth in the minors........And Bromberg and Slama. Really, when you look at the Rule 5 guys and the minor free agents, there isn't much that need protecting.....or that other teams will sweep in and grab.
  8. YourHouseIsMyHouse's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs
    Just an FYI - Bromberg was sent down to New Britain today.

    Rule 5 qualifications for this postseason...

    Players signed who were less than 19 years old when they signed in 2008, OR
    Players signed who were 19 years old or older when they signed in 2009.

    I dont' think that Slama will be added. He's been made available several times (via Rule 5 draft or when he was taken off 40 man roster last fall) and no one has claimed him. He still has another year of Twins control. Of course, I believe Slama should be added to the 40 man roster for September, so the question would be whether or not they would keep him on it after the season.
    Yeah I looked at the rules more closely and saw it was 5 years if they were 18 years old and 4 if they were 19 or older when signed. Right here's not really a good place to discuss it, but I'd really like to know why he was demoted.
  9. Seth Stohs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by YourHouseIsMyHouse
    Thanks for the post and I may be a little higher on Bromberg than I should be. Personally, I'd give him a shot to make the majors next year if he continues to finish strong in ROC. Herrmann and Slama were two big ones I overlooked and I thought Hermsen was another year away from having to be added (5 years of minor league ownership before Rule 5 qualification?). It must be four if you're also including Santana and Tonkin as well. Maybe I'm wrong. I would be surprised if Santana and Tonkin were added because they aren't very high upside guys and both are still in A+. Pugh and Watts could both be good internal bullpen options, but I'd lean more towards Pugh. Overall I like Pugh, Herrmann, Hermsen, Thielbar, and Slama as additions. That's over 40 though. Just goes to show how competitive players will have to be to earn a spot.
    Just an FYI - Bromberg was sent down to New Britain today.

    Rule 5 qualifications for this postseason...

    Players signed who were less than 19 years old when they signed in 2008, OR
    Players signed who were 19 years old or older when they signed in 2009.

    I dont' think that Slama will be added. He's been made available several times (via Rule 5 draft or when he was taken off 40 man roster last fall) and no one has claimed him. He still has another year of Twins control. Of course, I believe Slama should be added to the 40 man roster for September, so the question would be whether or not they would keep him on it after the season.
  10. Seth Stohs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith
    My question is what are the chances of Baker making any ML starts prior to around June 1 next year? Why would you tie up payroll and a 40 man spot on a guy you really don't know if he'll ever be the same? Isn't it more likely some team signs Baker to a make good contract in the spring after he has had time to throw and show what he has?
    He'd likely be put on the 60 Day Disabled List as soon as they could in the season. A team will sign him to a contract knowing that he likely wouldn't be able to pitch in a big league game until at least June 1. Based on the Kyle Gibson TJ recovery timeline, Baker should be ready to pitch in May, but a team would be wise to see how spring training goes and determine a plan for rehab appearances. Other option is to sign him to a minor league contract with an opt-out date of like July 1. But, that's unlikely. HE'll get a MLB contract.
  11. YourHouseIsMyHouse's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by John Bonnes
    I hope you don't mind, but I deleted the "Title" font you had because of it's affect on the front page blog area. Great story.
    Not at all. I honestly didn't realize it would pop out like that and was surprised and a little embarrassed when I saw it. My excuse is that it was a late night post.
  12. YourHouseIsMyHouse's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs
    Good first look at this... Just a few notes:

    Burton isn't a free agent at the end of the year. He has one more year of arbitration. But the story is the same, in my opinion, you bring him back.

    I'd like to see Manship get some starts the rest of the way, probably taking Duensing's spot and pushing him back to the bullpen. Manship did well for Rochester as a starter, and I'd like to see him get 6-7 starts at the end of the season. (I'd also like to see Hendriks come up after Rochester's season is done and push Blackburn to the bullpen for the rest of the season.)

    As for Guerra, I tend to agree with you, and yet, the Twins need to decide if they're going to contend next year or not. If they're looking to 2014, then there's no harm in keeping him around and giving him April and May to make an impression.

    I still believe in Rene Tosoni despite this being immensely disappointing, but I tend to agree with you on that one too, but for a different reason. Arcia's on the 40 man, and Hicks needs to be added after the season.

    You have them adding Hicks, Gibson and Bromberg. I"m a big Bromberg guy, but I'd be shocked if he was added again at this time. Here are some other names that have to be considered for adding to the 40 man: Chris Herrmann (given), BJ Hermsen (probable), Dakota Watts and Bruce Pugh (I'd think at least one of them), Danny Santana (pure SS with a little pop, I think he's added). Adrian Salcedo would have been if not for a lost, injury-filled season. What about Michael Tonkin? Deibinson Romero could be a minor league free agent, and he's had a good year. Could he be added again? Where does Anthony Slama fit in? How about Caleb Thielbar? Because of all of those, I wouldn't be surprised if there are quite a few players dropped from the current 40 man (including Deduno and De Vries, maybe?) and hopefully Blackburn.

    Good discussion!
    Thanks for the post and I may be a little higher on Bromberg than I should be. Personally, I'd give him a shot to make the majors next year if he continues to finish strong in ROC. Herrmann and Slama were two big ones I overlooked and I thought Hermsen was another year away from having to be added (5 years of minor league ownership before Rule 5 qualification?). It must be four if you're also including Santana and Tonkin as well. Maybe I'm wrong. I would be surprised if Santana and Tonkin were added because they aren't very high upside guys and both are still in A+. Pugh and Watts could both be good internal bullpen options, but I'd lean more towards Pugh. Overall I like Pugh, Herrmann, Hermsen, Thielbar, and Slama as additions. That's over 40 though. Just goes to show how competitive players will have to be to earn a spot.
  13. John Bonnes's Avatar
    I hope you don't mind, but I deleted the "Title" font you had because of it's affect on the front page blog area. Great story.
  14. Winston Smith's Avatar
    My question is what are the chances of Baker making any ML starts prior to around June 1 next year? Why would you tie up payroll and a 40 man spot on a guy you really don't know if he'll ever be the same? Isn't it more likely some team signs Baker to a make good contract in the spring after he has had time to throw and show what he has?
  15. Seth Stohs's Avatar
    Good first look at this... Just a few notes:

    Burton isn't a free agent at the end of the year. He has one more year of arbitration. But the story is the same, in my opinion, you bring him back.

    I'd like to see Manship get some starts the rest of the way, probably taking Duensing's spot and pushing him back to the bullpen. Manship did well for Rochester as a starter, and I'd like to see him get 6-7 starts at the end of the season. (I'd also like to see Hendriks come up after Rochester's season is done and push Blackburn to the bullpen for the rest of the season.)

    As for Guerra, I tend to agree with you, and yet, the Twins need to decide if they're going to contend next year or not. If they're looking to 2014, then there's no harm in keeping him around and giving him April and May to make an impression.

    I still believe in Rene Tosoni despite this being immensely disappointing, but I tend to agree with you on that one too, but for a different reason. Arcia's on the 40 man, and Hicks needs to be added after the season.

    You have them adding Hicks, Gibson and Bromberg. I"m a big Bromberg guy, but I'd be shocked if he was added again at this time. Here are some other names that have to be considered for adding to the 40 man: Chris Herrmann (given), BJ Hermsen (probable), Dakota Watts and Bruce Pugh (I'd think at least one of them), Danny Santana (pure SS with a little pop, I think he's added). Adrian Salcedo would have been if not for a lost, injury-filled season. What about Michael Tonkin? Deibinson Romero could be a minor league free agent, and he's had a good year. Could he be added again? Where does Anthony Slama fit in? How about Caleb Thielbar? Because of all of those, I wouldn't be surprised if there are quite a few players dropped from the current 40 man (including Deduno and De Vries, maybe?) and hopefully Blackburn.

    Good discussion!
  16. YourHouseIsMyHouse's Avatar
    A lot of this got messed up as far as spacing goes too. I carefully edited this so it's a bit of a drag as well. Didn't catch the problem with the Note. I was hoping I could take on one last minute thing before posting without screwing up. Cookies will be rewarded to those who find it.
    Updated 07-20-2012 at 03:47 AM by YourHouseIsMyHouse
  17. YourHouseIsMyHouse's Avatar
    None of the pictures worked....really? I spent a lot of time on this with huge aspirations of making the front page someday!! How can I do that without visual aid? Now my photo credits are nothing more than advertisements to the big business....they don't deserve them at all
    Alright, no more ranting. lol no big deal
    Updated 07-20-2012 at 03:48 AM by YourHouseIsMyHouse
  18. YourHouseIsMyHouse's Avatar
    Here's how I'd edit the bottom 11.
    40. Jason Wheeler, SP
    41. Tim Shibuya, SP
    42. Lance Ray, OF
    43. Josh Burris, RP
    44. Tom Stuifbergen, SP
    45. James Beresford, SS
    46. Cole Nelson, SP
    47. Tyler Duffey, RP
    48. Carlos Guitierrez, RP
    49. Josmil Pinto, C
    50. Christian Powell, RP
  19. J-Dog Dungan's Avatar
    Now you have to put someone else in for Mazzeli, because he didn't sign before the deadline.
  20. Shane Wahl's Avatar
    Good list. Bruce Pugh is pretty dominant right now. I am going to be moving him up my list quite a bit.
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