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The Only sure bets for next year

Posted by huhguy , 13 August 2014 · 881 views

C Check
1b Check
2b Check
SS Check
3rd base - Can improve
CF -Check

Thats it guys, we need two outfielders, Could use a better 3rd baseman

Backup Catcher - Pinto Would Improve us but will Twins do it>?

Pitchers - Hughes, Gibson, >>???

This all adds up to another losing season

The only position that we cant improve on is 2b...wow




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The Real Cheap Seats
Aug 13 2014 12:44 PM

How on earth can you judge and criticize the 2015 Twins roster when their 2014 August trades haven't even been completed yet? Let alone had their ENTIRE 2014-2015 off-season to address the roster holes and spend the $20 million or so they'll have to spend on the roster?

just saying we need a lot....and to fill the holes is improbable

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Paul Pleiss
Aug 13 2014 02:05 PM

C Check - What about back up catcher? Pinto? Fryer? Free agent signing?
1b Check - Okay, deal.
2b Check - Yes
SS Check - Not so fast. Eddie Escobar has earned his keep, but what about Santana? Danny is not a CF long term.
3rd base - Can improve. Can improve, yes, but Plouffe has been solid. Could use a platoon partner until Sano gets up.
CF -Check - Whoa, no way. Danny Santana is not the answer long term. Team still needs a back up CF too. I think it's unlikely that Schafer is still with the team after the season.

 

This team could use a free agent signing to pick up a corner OF bat too, Arcia is young and improving, but there's still room for another bat at the corner.

 

As far as pitching goes, still lots of holes. 

 

But I disagree that it's another losing season. I think the Twins fight for .500 in 2015.

Well reasoned, Id like to add a few comments, for example..1b for example is only set because of contract..We are really wasting a position but ok..we want Mauers bat, so lets concentrate on adding the power in the outfield. Disagree on Schafer, is there a better fourth outfielder out there?  Dont see too many...

 

Catching ..yes ..backup catcher is a toss up...agreed on this..

 

but the bottom line.is our Pitching will still be weak no matter if we upgrade the lineup..

another thing, cf check means, the Twins need to play Escobar and Santana at same time

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SgtSchmidt11
Aug 14 2014 09:22 AM

The questions marks mean prospects will have to come up and fill those roles.Arcia will be in RF, Vargas at DH, Nolasco will have a rotation spot, Meyer might have one as well next year.Hopefully May gets going and earns one. 

 

I wouldn't really bother on a 3B for any longer then a one year contract.Same with LF (or CF).I don't think I would sign any pitchers this off-season because it's time for the Twins to see what they have.Nolasco, Hughes, Meyer, May, Gibson.

wholeheartedly agree on pitchers...but if we are depending on prospects we are at least 3 years away from contention

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johnsoneggeling
Aug 21 2014 06:28 AM

I would like to recommend a website http://myarbets.com/surebets.html there one can get list of sure bets for free.