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Game Thread: Twins @ Tigers 9-24 11:10 AM CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:56 PM
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Article: MIN 10, DET 4: Twins Blow Out Tigers Bullpen

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:46 PM
One moment it looked like the Twins were going to blow a quality start from Ervin Santana, the next moment they were blowing out the Tige...

With all these firings, Who's replacing them?

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:34 PM
We have been hearing about a lot of makeover going on throughout the Twins minor league system from scouts to MiLB coaches and staff to t...

Article: Escobar Steps Up

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:21 PM
The Twins won on Friday night in Detroit. Later in the night, Angels and the Rangers lost, so the Twins have a 3 1/2 game lead on the 2nd...

Happiest surprise for you this season?

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:24 PM
Since there isn't a lot going on in the minor leagues right this second, I figured I'd ask what your favorite surprise was this season fo...

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Aroldis Chapman, SP

Posted by johns , 05 December 2016 · 701 views

Aroldis Chapman is reportedly seeking a contract in the range of 6 yrs, $100M. Give it to him. Right now. Throw in an extra $10M bringing total to 6 yr $110 (which figures in the fact of actually getting him to WANT to play in MN). Why you may ask? Because we will turn him into a starting pitcher.

As a reliever, he is not quite worth that type of money. However, when you add together the value of the prospect of him being a dominant starter, it is quite a different story--especially the value of starting pitchers to 1. the twins 2. in this thin FA market. Worse case (barring catastrophic injury) is that he returns to being a dominant reliever. Best case? Twins create their own way to 'create an advantage' and have a dominant starter.

My theory is that Wade Davis didn't suddenly become a dominant reliever a few years ago: he developed another pitch, matured, learned how to pitch. Remember, Randy Johnson was a Ricky 'Wild Thing' Vaughn when he first came up to the Big Leagues and then learned how to pitch. Aroldis Chapman, as evidenced the past few years, does not have an issue with control anymore, and he has very dominant 'stuff'. Sign him. Now. What a bargain he could be--and our new leadership would be credited with being 'innovative'.