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Article: The Discard Pile

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:25 AM
While it's true that the Twins pushed their payroll to unprecedented heights in 2018, it's not accurate to suggest the front office execu...

Article: Twins Sign Left-Handed Pitcher Martin Perez

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:23 AM
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Twins have come to an agreement with free agent left-handed starting pitcher Martin Perez...

Article: Making a Machado Bid

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:19 AM
For the second year in a row, the free agent market has been slower than molasses in January. Big name free agents like Bryce Harper, Man...

Thank You Nick Nelson

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:20 AM
Your recent Twitter thread should be promoted to all fans. I'm so tired of LEN3 and other media personalities tearing down fans that want...

Article: Can the Twins Be Competitive With Their Current...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:53 PM
The MLB offseason is far from over. It’s possible the Twins could sign Adam Ottavino or Cody Allen in the coming days, I’d be glad if tha...

Views from the road


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Buxton, the FO, and how to handle players

Posted by beckmt , 25 December 2018 · 1,372 views
bryon buxton, falvey, levine and 2 more...
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As has been stated before there was a long thread on how the Bryon Buxton September callup was handled. This is to be a different look with regards to damage to the long term franchise.
1. Case 1 Texas and Profar.
Texas did a service time saving manipulation of Profar's time. This worked out very badly for Texas. (Side note Profar's agent is Bor...


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Any interest in Tulo

Posted by beckmt , 11 December 2018 · 605 views

Community Blog Post
Blue Jays released him today, so Twins would only have to pay the major league minimum. Was great at one time, maybe could bounce back.
I see him as high reward very low risk.
What to the rest of you think.


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Yankees get Paxton from the Mariners

Posted by beckmt , 19 November 2018 · 659 views
james paxton, justis sheffield
Community Blog Post
According to MLbtraderumors, the Yankees and Mariners have annouced a trade with James Paxton going to New York and Justus Sheffield and two other minor leaguers going to the Mariners.
This seems to set up that only about 7 teams intend to compete next year with all the rest in reset or rebuild mode.
Good news is that the Yankees will probably only s...


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Twins 2019 - Go Big or Go home

Posted by beckmt , 10 October 2018 · 1,424 views

Community Blog Post
This is more a wish list, but will show how the Twins can proceed if they decide to spend the money.

Mauer Retires
Many of the lower end 40 man list is released or not offered contracts.

Signings
Corbin 5/110
Ryu or Evoldi 4/60 - 70
Herrera - 3/42
One or two more RP types mid range 2/15 each

Oderizzi traded probably would have to absorb part of contra...


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Twins 2019 - Mid Range approach

Posted by beckmt , 04 October 2018 · 1,108 views

Community Blog Post
I have outlined in an earlier post how the Twins stack up with a minimalistic approach to next year. This is my attempt to show what will happen with a mid range payroll - looking in the neighborhood of $100 million.
Departures:
Mauer - retired
Santana and Morrison - bought out $2,000,000 total
Not offered contracts - Forsythe, Petit, Magill, Belisie, Sl...