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Article: TD Top Prospects: #2 Stephen Gonsalves

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 03:45 PM
Expectations and excitement can get sky-high when a 22-year-old pitcher wins his organization’s minor league pitcher of the year award an...

Dozier to the Cubs make some sense for both teams?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:17 PM
Yes, I know that the Cubs just won the WS, but teams can always stand to improve their rosters. After looking at all the different teams...

Berardino: Sano working to take on 3B

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:11 PM
http://www.twincitie...roots-at-third/   Miguel Sano says he lost 15 pounds this offseason and is now at 271 pounds. Last year at sp...

Reusse makes case for Danny Santana at shortstop

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:28 PM
http://www.startribu...stop/414561533/   Patrick Reusse wrote an article making a case for Danny Santana to compete for the shortsto...

Hammond Happenin

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:31 PM
Feb 6 Make no doubt about it, there are Twins players and prospects starting their respective seasons. Didn’t see a bullpen session, but...

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Aroldis Chapman, SP

Posted by johns , 05 December 2016 · 596 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'.