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Article: Game Thread: Twins @ Rays, 4/20@6:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:51 PM
Things will get back to normal tonight when the Twins open up a 3-game series in Tampa. By normal, I mean just a normal series in a norma...

5th Starter

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:49 PM
Was it Mejia and not Hughes in town to start today? He was scheduled for Rochester who went with a bullpen game today instead.

Minnesota Wild Thread

Minnesota Wild Talk Today, 06:51 PM
Best in the West!  We need a thread to talk about these guys!   I'm really, really impressed with this team.  12 good forw...

2018 Vikings Off-Season Thread

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 06:51 PM
Lots of questions to answer... QB - They need to make the right decision here. I won't claim to know what the right decision is after wat...

Buxton to 10-Game DL for Migraines

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:37 PM
Per Fox Sports:    "Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to migranes, the tea...

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Aroldis Chapman, SP

Posted by johns , 05 December 2016 · 772 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'.