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  1. TwinsTerritory's Avatar
    A lot of really good players on that list, and Hank Blalock. How on earth did Hank Blalock hit 32 home runs and drive in 110? Baseball is hard to understand sometimes!
  2. Brad Swanson's Avatar
    Prediction 12 - Jason Bartlett will destroy us all.
  3. TKGuy's Avatar
    I am happy we kept Colabello, we had way too many lefties. I think it's clear the Twins don't think Parmalee is going to make it, although Antony wants to light a fire under him. If Kubel doesn't hit, then Parmalee may get one more chance. Presley claimed, yawn. Twins going all in on Hicks and Arcia. Need to see if they can stick or be replaced by Buxton and Rosario. Bartlett, good story, we will see how it plays out, obviously Gardy wanted him.
  4. Brad Swanson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ericchri
    That list of the under 23 hitters... It's easy to forget how really, really good Grady Sizemore was.

    Kudos for name-dropping Yokozuna and making me cringe over the fact that I even knew who he was.
    Sizemore - 14.3 rWAR before age 24. Just ridiculous. It's a shame his body couldn't hold up.

    You should be proud that you know who Yokozuna is. My opinion is that our society is not fully and reliably Yokozuna-aware.
  5. Brad Swanson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TKGuy
    Imagine the interest that would be had if Sano could have been in Minnesota this year also.
    When I was originally thinking of 2014 predictions, I thought Sano would hit more home runs than Willingham. Colabello is a much bolder choice and I do believe in the prediction. But yes, having Sano on the team would have made my outlook even rosier.
  6. ericchri's Avatar
    That list of the under 23 hitters... It's easy to forget how really, really good Grady Sizemore was.

    Kudos for name-dropping Yokozuna and making me cringe over the fact that I even knew who he was.
  7. TKGuy's Avatar
    Imagine the interest that would be had if Sano could have been in Minnesota this year also.
  8. Sconnie's Avatar
    If I were GM, not certain how realistic, but here goes...

    Trade Correia, Willingham, and Duensing to the Bluejays for Colby Rasmus.
    Resign Rasmus for as close to 3 years 25 mil as i could get
    move Hicks to Left
    keep Rasmus in center
    make Arcia every day DH
    make Parmelee RF
    put Deduno in Correia's spot in the rotation.
    bring up Tonkin and Hoffman to fill out the bullpen.

    If I were manager...

    Lineup

    Rasmus CF
    Dozier 2b
    Mauer 1b
    Arcia DH
    Plouffe 3b
    Parmelee RF
    Pinto C
    Florimon SS
    Hicks LF

    Escobar Util
    Presley 4th outfielder
    Colabello PH 1b
    Suzuki C

    Rotation

    Nolasco
    Hughes
    Pelfrey
    Deduno
    Gibson

    bullpen

    Perkins
    Fien
    Burton
    Theilbar
    Tonkin
    Swarzak
    Hoffman
    Updated 03-26-2014 at 10:31 PM by Sconnie (Replaced Kubel with bu catcher)
  9. Sconnie's Avatar
    Thanks Nick, I'm trying to be more in the optimist camp and less in the pessimist camp, but man it's rough. Gibson being in the starting rotation, and the possibility of Hicks, Pinto and Arcia being starters helps, but the big names are further away than I'd like.
    Updated 03-26-2014 at 05:33 PM by Sconnie (I'm an idiot)
  10. tobi0040's Avatar
    He was unranked in 2011 and 2012 and #80 in 2013. I don't think his numbers last year did much to shoot his value up. So I think Sano, Buxton, Meyer, and Kohl are all too much as they are much higher end guys. But we have one of the worst SS in the leauge as well as a very deep farm system. So something could likely be worked out.

    In 2013, BA said 70 fielding and 70 arm. 50 speed, 50 bat, and 35 power.

    In that example, I am guessing they would pick Berrios/Thorpe/Gonslaves/Gibson. I would probably give up Gibson straight up. Thorpe and Berrios is probably too much. But maybe. If you fill the SS hole here you still have the #5 pick to grab another high end arm.
    Updated 03-25-2014 at 09:43 AM by tobi0040
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