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2020 Twins Transactions

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My 2020 Twins Blueprint

Posted by beckmt , 12 November 2019 · 1,336 views

First I non-tender Cron, tough decision, but have too many moving parts to keep him.
This leaves me with
C - Garver
1B - Sano
2B - Arreaz
ss - Polonco
3B - Gonzalez
LF - Rosario
CF - Buxton
RF - Kepler
DH - Cruz

Of - Cave
OF - Wade
UTL - Adrianza
C - Like the thought of signing Maldenado for about $3

This should give me the flexibility in case Gordon is ready which in a lot of other bloggers posts would cause me to either lose him or trade him for little value.
This should also leave me with a lot of payroll space for pitching staff upgrades.
Extend Berrios if possible 5 years/$75 (8,12, 16, 19, 20)
Would like to also extend Buxton, but have little idea what it would take. Maybe something on the lines of Berrios, but a lot more risk say 5/80

Pitching
Sign Cole 7/260 (40,40,40,35,35,35,35) opt out after 3.
Sign Oderizzi 3/51 (predicted by mlbtraderumors)
Sign Pineda 3/36

Starters
Cole
Berrios
Oderizzi
Pineda
Dobnak, Thrope, others

Bullpen
Rogers
Romo 1/3
May
Duffy
Will Harris 2/10
Littell
Long man rotation with Rochester
LR (Dierkman, Watson)

This should do it, payroll will be a higher than maybe the Twins will go, but the window is open, let's also kick in the door. You can't win without front line starting pitching. Maybe having someone above Berrios will help and I think Twins will get some better pitching from our minor leagues starting in 2021. This may let us trade a starter and some of our surplus coming up for a better starter.
Also considers Betcenes, but do not have a feel for how he will return from injury and what he will cost.




Your payroll comes in at $154M before extensions (and after fixing Harris).

 

It makes sense to play Marwin at 3B instead of Sano, but it does weaken the bench.

 

Your payroll comes in at $154M before extensions (and after fixing Harris).

 

It makes sense to play Marwin at 3B instead of Sano, but it does weaken the bench.

I am trying to leave room for several of the top minor league prospects close to the majors to force their way onto the roster.I would prefer a stopgap SS, but feel Lewis is too close to get a decent one because it would be 1 year only.

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Dec 04 2019 02:05 PM

Not bad, I would sign a fourth outfielder that can play one of the corners. Slip Rooker or Gonzalez at first base and keep Sano at third for now. Sign Bumgardner or Ryu and bring back Pineda.