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Shane! We agree! It's the Apocalypse!
Both Parmelee and Plouffe are 1st round draft picks. They are extended every opportunity for that reason, but both are out of time. They need to show...
Not sure why people are higher on Diamond than Duensing, but neither would entice me to pass on Kazmir if TR was willing to go get him.
We have a number of pitchers who may never be more than...
Well I was wrong.
I still don't think that Correia is an elite pitcher, but he held up pretty well for a team that didn't give any of their pitchers very much support. Correia was at least as...
Like several others, I would have liked to see the LH Kazmir.
Nonetheless, I have to say I am more than a little shocked. Absolutely did not expect this much true effort.
Think I'll go make...
11-29-2013, 01:37 PM
This is a fun thread.
I really like that people are that high on Vargas. Wasn't sure if his bat was quick enough for him to keep moving along. Apparently a number of you think it is.
11-29-2013, 01:26 PM
It's really fun that in your imagination Ricky is so excited.
Um, me too!
11-28-2013, 01:09 PM
As I have been very, very negative about the idea of TR actually stepping up and making this team really good, rather than just better, I have to applaud this signing.
It needs a Garza or a Kazmir...
I believe that most GMs are trying to be careful about how they allocate their resources. They (most) actually try to keep salary escalation in check.
In fact, therein lies the problem. I believe...
John - You guys have created a wonderful site here. Even as my optimism drains slowly from my body I cannot keep from coming to this site several times a day.
One recommendation: you have the...
11-22-2013, 12:07 AM
11-21-2013, 11:54 PM
Brock - As one who frequently questions the results that Anderson has attained for our pitchers, I would like to point out that neither I nor any of the others (that I remember) bringing up the same...
11-21-2013, 11:34 PM
Pardon me Jay, but have you just started following this team?
Looking at only 'The very best free agents' would show that the Twins have never been involved when TR was the GM. We ask only that he...
11-21-2013, 05:03 PM
11-20-2013, 09:35 AM
Hugh Morris - JB_Iowa pretty much nailed it.
Obviously TR wants to build for the future. I just cannot believe he'll do it through a significant move in free agency. It's just not in his nature....
Twins traded for Pavano.
After that he never pitched for another team.
Don't think that qualifies as 'resurrecting a career'. :)
[Insert Rick Anderson joke here.]
11-19-2013, 11:23 PM
Hi Vikesfan47 -
I think I understand why you are giving up your tickets. As much as I love baseball and the Twins I would be tempted to do the same, were I to have them. It must be a really...
11-19-2013, 02:51 AM
The only guy I am absolutely sure you'd lose is Achter. He may be ready to sit in an MLB bullpen already. A team could very well determine to keep him on their roster all year.
I really like...
11-19-2013, 01:11 AM
Yes. It bothers me. A lot.
I know it's early. I know there is plenty of time.
But that is what you do when you are pussy-footing around, trying to get a deal.
The Twins need to stand up and...
11-19-2013, 12:47 AM
Nolasco is an upgrade over our current pitchers in that he is slightly above average.
Kazmir and Garza would delight me. Arroyo as a third pickup would stun me.
Did not believe Garza would be...
Usually it is a team that has decided to go into a rebuilding stretch and wants to shed a contract. Think Cliff Lee if the Phillies decided they needed to rebuild.
(Now, of course, you are all...
(I hate it that the LIKE button has vanished)
11-11-2013, 06:06 PM
They are. They came up with the new titanium mask.
From what I've read, nearly every catcher who got a concussion last year was wearing one.
Apparently they need to try again.
Well, Mauer was a...
Think of all the pitchers who will grow up in Russia and China and won't even consider signing with the Twins because they couldn't get on here as children.
Alas, hackers suck today and endanger...
11-08-2013, 07:14 PM
Absolutely not sold on Hughes. I know his BABIP was high last year, but I don't feel he is a top of the rotation guy.
The Twins need to step up and get someone whose upside is far greater than...