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  1. MLBTradeRumors reports that Suzuki's agents are...

    MLBTradeRumors reports that Suzuki's agents are seeking an extension in line with Ruiz' and Saltalamacchia's free-agent contracts.

    Yikes. Avoid.
  2. They can extend him in mid-season. Or they can...

    They can extend him in mid-season. Or they can get the ball rolling with him and his agent on a new contract to be signed after the season. Suzuki's making like $3M this year, and even with a good...
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    This is not to take anything away from your...

    This is not to take anything away from your overall take which is an interesting one, but two-way players headed into the draft tell teams scouting them their positional preference all the time. I...
  4. If I remember right, part of the line on Suzuki...

    If I remember right, part of the line on Suzuki was that overuse at the catcher position was a likely reason that his performance declined after a strong few years earlier in his career.

    I'm fine...
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    Does the tuition money mentioned above pay for...

    Does the tuition money mentioned above pay for Gordon to attend school in the offseason or does it go to a fund for him to go back to school after (or later in) his playing career?
  6. Honorable mentions have to go to Kirvin Moesquit,...

    Honorable mentions have to go to Kirvin Moesquit, Jarrard Poteete and Mat Batts.
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    It's not just that the organization has this...

    It's not just that the organization has this tendency. Beyond the reasons spelled out in responses above, players across the sport also simply move off SS regularly.

    Does moving off the premium...
  8. "but there little question that his fastball is...

    "but there little question that his fastball is not a significant weapon"

    I don't think this means what you think it means...?
  9. The off-season or spring training seems like the...

    The off-season or spring training seems like the right time to consider this. They'll have a better idea of whether Rosario or Polanco will push Dozier at 2B, depending on how Polanco's taking on...
  10. This mirrors my feelings about the Twins...

    This mirrors my feelings about the Twins shortstop situation almost perfectly. If they're going to spend to upgrade, I'd much rather they be looking ahead at a broader range of options beyond Drew.
    ...
  11. In that light this move makes extra sense. Giving...

    In that light this move makes extra sense. Giving Hicks more time off while he's struggling at the plate seems better than last year's philosophy of either leaving him in the lineup to work it out or...
  12. I think we see Willingham's production fall...

    I think we see Willingham's production fall somewhere between his 2012 and 2013, with the power and OBP rebounding somewhat, and he sees more and more time at DH as the season wears on.

    I think...
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    Juan Francisco

    Link: Juan Francisco will apparently lose out on 1B job with Brewers.

    I don't know much about him, but he's a lefty hitter who's been used mostly as a third baseman except for last season in...
  14. I count 26 players on this projected roster. You...

    I count 26 players on this projected roster. You have six infielders listed although it says '5' in the parentheses.
    You'd more likely remove one of the outfielders from this list than remove an...
  15. IIRC the Jays have two first-round picks in this...

    IIRC the Jays have two first-round picks in this year's draft and at least one is protected, if not both.
    That plus the idea that they suffered bad luck last year and could bounce back to contend...
  16. I think people need to take a big step back in...

    I think people need to take a big step back in how they talk about Rosario and whatever off-field issues he has. When his drug suspension was reported, it was not reported what the substance was, and...
  17. Just looking over the box score and this caught...

    Just looking over the box score and this caught my eye:
    Deolis Guerra - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 K, 1 BB...10 strikes, 4 balls.

    In other words, Guerra gave up a first-pitch hit, gave up a walk on four...
  18. I still don't really get the addition of Kepler...

    I still don't really get the addition of Kepler to the 40-man roster. He hasn't yet hit to match his scouting reports, if I remember correctly he hasn't played a full minor-league season yet, and at...
  19. Yeah, for all people talk about him as a Drew...

    Yeah, for all people talk about him as a Drew Butera clone, I'd never seen his minor league numbers before and that's real hitting for a catcher. If his bat didn't make the transition to AAA,...
  20. The Levi Michael comparison will probably keep...

    The Levi Michael comparison will probably keep coming up as long as there is speculation about the Twins drafting Turner. I think it's worth noting that Michael was something like the 30th pick in...
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    The report I saw said that although both came...

    The report I saw said that although both came through the minors as SS, the Mariners doubt whether Franklin stays there. A quick look at the stats seems to indicate that Miller was below average...
  22. I was guessing that the depth in left-handed...

    I was guessing that the depth in left-handed relievers and marginal starters they've been accumulating might play into an attempt to trade Diamond, Duensing or Thielbar to clear up the pitching...
  23. Statements Do Matter But that approach doesn't...

    Statements Do Matter
    But that approach doesn't really have the same paradigm-shifting effect as signing two pitchers to unprecedented contracts by early December, does it?

    Agreed, but I...
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    I'm surprised about Sano's ranking too, but the...

    I'm surprised about Sano's ranking too, but the overall presence on the list speaks well of the system's depth. To have the Twins system represent about 1/13 of the list in a league of 30 teams is...
  25. FWIW, 7/$155M works out to $22M per year, not...

    FWIW, 7/$155M works out to $22M per year, not $25.
    It's still a ton of money but that difference is not meaningless.
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