Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:59 PM
Here is what I'd try.
1. Clean up the 40 man roster
DFA Jeff Gray and Tsuyoshi Nishioka
Add Anthony Slama, Sean Burroughs, and Pedro Florimon
39/40 Spots Filled
2.Promotions for the new open 25 man spot
Move Danny Valencia to the Major League Twins.
3. Further Cuts
Release AAA players Clete Thomas and Brian Dinkelman
Promote Benson and Tosoni back to AAA
4. Oswaldo Arcia
Watch him carefully and consider an advancement to New Britain.
Posted 27 May 2012 - 06:19 PM
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:15 PM
2.Miguel Sano (3B-AA) 3.Alex Meyer (SP-AA) 4. Kohl Stewart (SP-RK) 5. Nick Gordon (SS-RK) 6. J.O. Berrios (P-A) 7. Josmil Pinto (C-AAA) 8. Eddie Rosario (2B-AA) 9. L. Thorpe (SP-RK) 10. Travis Harrison (3B-A) 11.Kennys Vargas (1B-A+) 12. Trevor May (SP-AA) 13. Jorge Polanco (2B-A) 14. Max Kepler (OF-A) 15. Miguel Sulbaran (SP-A) Just Missed Zach Jones, SS Aderlin Mejia, P Stephen Gonsalves, C Stuart Turner.
Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:37 PM
Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:38 PM
Move Floriman to SS for the MLB team
Promote Santana to NB
Promote Goodrum to Beloit.
Send Michael to EST
Put Boer in the Bullpen of NB and see if he can cut it.
Hope like Hell Broomberg can pitch at AAA and for the big league team next year.
Bring up Burroughs as the every day 3rd baseman and see if he can cut it.
Move Arcia to NB and invite him to ST next year hope he makes the team.
Promote Pat Dean to NB and hope like hell he can continue pitching well
Promote Wheeler to FM
Never let Swarzak start another game.
Hire a witch doctor to fix the elbows of Baker, Wimmers and Gibson.
Do NOT trade, Span, Willingham, Morneau or Mauer. If this team had competent Starting pitching this team would be close to .500 and potentially a playoff team. Wait until next year then overspend on any and all FA starting pitchers next year.
If the Pohlads refuse to spend money on pitching, quit.
Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:27 PM
Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:37 AM
Manager Mike Redmond, ass. Mickey Hatcher, Hitting C. Tom Brunansky, Pictching C. Bobby Cuellar, 1st & 3b C. Darin Erstad & Paul Molitor, head scouting Seth Stohs.
New GM - Andre David. Talent abound. Seriously, he did hit a homerun in his first major league at-bat after all...
Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:10 AM
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 01:25 PM
It's a tough job... Pitching is the way back and we don't really have any. Here are 10 things!!!
Don't overspend on average Veteren players... Take the money and save it for a time when the spending of money will provide a chance and take that money that you have saved on players and re-invest that cash into the scouting department. Identify the best Scouting Director and Scouts across the league and pay them a lot more money to entice them to join the Twins. Totally rebuild the scouting department at all levels with the sharpest eyes and best track records. Cover the globe and be competitive with the contracts of young signable prospects. It should be shopping time for the scouting and player development departments. Spend your moeny here and ignore the fans who are complaining about the drop in player payroll because they are going to complain.
Make sure that your coaching staff from Majors to rookie ball are the best teachers period. I'm a Gardy fan, He's one of us but I have questions if Gardy is the best guy to handle young players at the upper level. Maybe we have the best teachers right now in baseball. Evaluate it and change it if needed. Be competitive from a salary standpoint. Make it obvious that the best will be compensated to again entice their coming over.
Set a reasonable timeline for reasonable return to title contention and shoot for it. Let's say an aggressive plan for 2014. Don't let building for 2013 get in the way of building for the year you have identified. Every contract you sign should be signed with the year 2014 or 2015(whatever year) in mind. If you sign a player for 2013... They are signed because they can help in 2014 or 2015. Or you if sign them to one year contract. You sign them for their potential value and if they can be traded for talent that will help you in 2014 or 2015.
#4... Pitching is the way back and it's our biggest problem by far of many problems. Overload on College Pitching in the draft. The majority of pitchers are not going to work so you have to draft and acquire more arms to provide a better chance of some of them actually filtering through to MLB production. The upper farm need to be re-stocked quickly. So College pitching is necessary because in theory they should be able to get to the upper levels quicker. If you end up over drafting and end up with too many arms. You can trade the excess for position holes that occur. Pitching can always be traded because someone is always looking for Pitching. Make no mistake that this part is going to be hard but it's something that must be done or we will be struggling for awhile. I'd let every expiring pitching contract expire during this off season. Start fresh and re-build with your timeline in mind.
#5... Do not compromise your defense for a slight OPS upgrade. I'm not talking about errors, I'm talking about defenders that make the plays they should make and a bunch of plays that they shouldn't make. Range and speed increase. Yes I know you have to score runs and offense is important but the bottom line is this... Giving your opponent extra outs will kill you and it inflates your pitching metrics and makes it real hard to get a true gauge on the pitching that you desperately need to evaluate to get ready for 2014 or 2015. Some pitchers have a 4 plus ERA because they deserve it and some have a 4 plus ERA because the Left Fielder laid up on a ball that could have been caught with two outs and the next guy rips a 3 run dinger and the next time out the 3B couldn't handle a well placed bunt and which made the lead off walk even worse. No errors committed and a nasty ERA that could have been prevented.
Build according to the timeline you have set forth. Do not hold back MLB ready talent in the meantime because the position is currently held by a one year rental Vet. Let the kids make their mistakes for awhile.
You need hungry players. Players so hungry that they make the ones who are going through motions feel stupid because they are getting outworked day in and day out. That's leadership... It isn't speeches in the locker room or putting an extra 45 pound plate on the weight bar. It's the guy who wants it and cares if the ball drops on the grass and lhe rubs off on the next guy. They have to be a special type of bulldog because they need to have this bulldog attitude while losing games. If you have half assed players that get swallowed up by the reality of game #67 on the Schedule and 15 games out of the division lead. Look to move them.
#8... Let Capp Close until you move him... Don't screw with any value that he has.
#9... Pick up the phone when it rings... Pick up the Phone and call when it doesn't. No one is untouchable. You need pitching. Know your value and don't worry about what your giving up. Instead you should worry about what your getting in return. This will help keep you from selling low ala Delmon Young and JJ Hardy.
#10... READ TWINS DAILY FOR GREAT IDEAS!!!
I like a lot of the posts to this thread, but think that Riverbrian's is the best. I wish that he could actually become the GM.
Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:09 PM
Edited by stringer bell, 28 May 2012 - 02:13 PM.
Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:19 PM
Did I miss something? Where is the open spot on the 25-man roster? If Manship got promoted and Komatsu got DFA'd, then we're at 25.
There is one open spot after I DFA'd Gray.
EDIT: I didn't catch the other guy who corrected it. Never mind.
Edited by YourHouseIsMyHouse, 28 May 2012 - 02:24 PM.