07-24-2012, 06:36 PM #21
Every rebuilding Team needs some Veterans to mentor the young ones. Both Plouffe and Dozier have credited Carroll for helping them in the Field.
25-27 million is coming off the Books next year. We sure need Carroll's Money too. We cannot forget that the Twins are still a Small Market Team. Any move which help's the Pohlad's lower the Payroll will be wise.
Last edited by Highabove; 07-24-2012 at 11:37 PM.
07-24-2012, 09:13 PM #22
I like Carroll but I would take any kind of prospect and the salary for him faster than I could say deal.
07-24-2012, 09:21 PM #23
I think the Twins would take either of these minor league pitchers for Carroll.
Pat Lehman, AAA RHRP, drafted by the Twins in the 41st round of the 2008 draft out of George Washington. (Washington took him the next year in the 13th round.)
Aaron Barrett, hi-A RHRP, drafted by the Twins in 20th round of 2008. Also drafted in 2006 (Dodgers/44) and 2009 (Rangers/27) before the Nats took him in 2010, round 9.
Barrett's (lack of) production probably makes him a more likely candidate... regardless, the Twins do like to get their hands on guys that they drafted at one point and these are two in Washington's system.
07-24-2012, 11:31 PM #24
I would keep Carroll. It is worth the 3 million for him to just mentor the young players. Especially the infielders. I know some will disagree, but, I think he is one of the best players on the team. Look at all of the positive attributes that he can bring to the team. Such as hitting to the opposite field(hitting behind the runner), proper bunting technique, can field well at 2nd, SS and 3rd base. Knows how to work the count. Just watch him closely when a ball is hit he has such great anticipation--the other night he fielded a fly ball toward the first base stands-before he caught the ball he was aready looking at the infield as to where the runners were... I think you need a few guys on a team that can mentor the youngsters like Jamie.
Actually, if he is traded to a team like the Nationals, he should do very well. Players like that usually can play better when they are part of a strong team. Then he can just play his game.