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Catch rule

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 07:33 PM
I'm amazed at how dumb that rule is and that they still haven't fixed it. Two feet, knee, elbow, break the plane and incomplete.

Article: Twins Select RHP Tyler Kinley In Rule 5 Draft (L...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:32 PM
See updates below...The Twins lost two players in the Major League portion of the Rule 5 draft and added a right-handed pitcher. In the m...

Article: Twins Sign Closer Rodney To One-Year Deal

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:29 PM
The Twins headed into the Winter Meetings with almost zero closing experience on their roster. They will exit with a wealth of it.On Thur...

What will it take to get Gerrit Cole?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:23 PM
The NY Post reported the Yankees are working on a deal to acquire a Gerrit Cole. Players mentioned include Clint Frazier and Chance Adams...

OOTP Baseball -- Who Plays?

Other Baseball Today, 07:10 PM
Who plays out of the park baseaball?   Personally, I love it and found out about online leagues. Is anyone else interested in joinin...

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Aroldis Chapman, SP

Posted by johns , 05 December 2016 · 729 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'.