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Jurrjens To Be Non-Tendered

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#1 ScottyB

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:26 PM

If you're TR are you on the phone to take a chance?

#2 70charger

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:36 PM

If you're TR are you on the phone to take a chance?


Hell yes. He's 26 and had one bad year last year. When he's on, he can be great.

#3 drivlikejehu

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:54 PM

No. His arm is finished.

#4 gil4

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:39 PM

I'll go with "maybe" just to cover all the bases.

#5 AllhopeisgoneMNTWINS

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:50 PM

Maybe.....but with a low salary incentive laden deal.

#6 Post-Concussive Blues

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:22 PM

If you're TR are you on the phone to take a chance?


He can be good, and he's still young. How much will it take?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:30 PM

Yep... Even if the call cost a dime.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:31 PM

If you're TR are you on the phone to take a chance?


He can be good, and he's still young. How much will it take?


His last contracr was 5.5. Considering what Baker got, I think that would be the starting point for a 1 year deal.

#9 AllhopeisgoneMNTWINS

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:03 PM

[quote name='old nurse'][quote name='Post-Concussive Blues'][quote name='ScottyB']If you're TR are you on the phone to take a chance?[/QUOTE]

He can be good, and he's still young. How much will it take?[/QUOTE]

His last contracr was 5.5. Considering what Baker got, I think that would be the starting point for a 1 year deal.[/QUOTE]

He doesnt have a track record like Bakers, but someone might be able to hone in the potential that still might be their. So your probably right and he gets a deal similar to Bakers.

#10 minn55441

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:08 PM

We need pitchers. He's a pitcher. Give him a call and get him on the team.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:09 PM

take a shot? cannot hurt, but I'm not sure I'd give him much.... not even sure I'd want a guaranateed ML deal.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

Watched him pitch against Rochester last summer. They lite him up and he looked terrible. A week or so later, they again faced him in Georgia. Didn't see that game, but he pitched much better and I believe he got the win.

Is he someone to be interested in, certainly. But after being non-tendered I would see him coming only for a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:54 PM

He had one bad year. Don't overpay, but definitely call him.

#14 AllhopeisgoneMNTWINS

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

He had one bad year. Don't overpay, but definitely call him.


exactly. Im sure he will have a couple teams believing he can be the pitcher he was a few years back. Why not give him a call, if he wants to much...just pass.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:15 PM

He's a Boras client, so Jurrjens will get every dime out of the deal he signs. I would love for the Twins to take a chance on him, but it won't come cheap.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:27 PM

I wouldn't touch him. The Braves made him available for any sort of trade since July all the way up to today, and no one bit, and for good reason on that. He'd be perfect on a Jon Lieber deal (one year of basically nothing with a huge second year based on performance of first year or after surgery is done). He's still likely going to need more surgery, but he refused to get it, which is one reason why he didn't see the MLB roster in September for the Braves.
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:35 PM

I wouldn't touch him. The Braves made him available for any sort of trade since July all the way up to today, and no one bit, and for good reason on that. He'd be perfect on a Jon Lieber deal (one year of basically nothing with a huge second year based on performance of first year or after surgery is done). He's still likely going to need more surgery, but he refused to get it, which is one reason why he didn't see the MLB roster in September for the Braves.


Well... I don't like that surgery bit at all. Ben has gently changed my opinion in a big way. I'm now a no to Jurrjens,

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:39 PM

He'll sign for less than 5 million or we would have traded Alexi Casilla or someone like him aready or so would someone else. I am going with a lower base plus incentives to 5 or 6 million. We should absolutely contact him. If we can get 2 solid starters through FA. then we can handle 1 reclamation project like Jurgens, or Baker, or Pavano. We just don't want to have all projects as that wont work.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:41 PM

I wouldn't touch him. The Braves made him available for any sort of trade since July all the way up to today, and no one bit, and for good reason on that. He'd be perfect on a Jon Lieber deal (one year of basically nothing with a huge second year based on performance of first year or after surgery is done). He's still likely going to need more surgery, but he refused to get it, which is one reason why he didn't see the MLB roster in September for the Braves.


The good reason... no possibility the Braves were going to tender. The Twins are the perfect match. He needs opportunity. No one has more opportunity to offer. He should jump at any low salary incentive based deal the Twins offer.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:44 PM

Ben has gently changed my opinion in a big way.


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#21 whosafraidofluigirussolo

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:54 PM

Maybe a contract like what they did with Zumaya would work - major-league deal, but they can cut him and pay only a small guaranteed portion of the salary if they see him in spring training and he's not healthy?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:02 PM

No way!