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    Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
    Does anyone think this will happen though? Why do we care about losing Mastro, if this guy is just flat out better than him? How about cutting an older RH RP, and leaving Tonkin up here permanently?
    I think it's more about only having two CF options on the 40-man when neither of them has proven to be a MLB caliber player as of yet. Since we don't have a sure thing, maybe it's better to have 3 CF capable players than 4 (5) that can catch.

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    Apparently the Twins have infielders playing CF in AA and AAA right now. Maybe it's not a big deal, but on the surface it seems like the Twins could use some organizational filler at CF just to have their personnel playing their primary positions again.
    That could be Fuld, or possibly a player that is currently unsigned - I think Mastro would possibly make through a DFA situation, and provide depth at AAA if Fuld is added to the 40 (and 25 man) roster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    I think it's more about only having two CF options on the 40-man when neither of them has proven to be a MLB caliber player as of yet. Since we don't have a sure thing, maybe it's better to have 3 CF capable players than 4 (5) that can catch.
    Hence my "cut a RH RP" statement.......a MLB system should be embarrassed they can't field a legit OF at every level, let alone have backups at every level.
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    To acquire Fuld, the Twins would need to trade for him - what would be a reasonable player to trade for Fuld? could it be just cash or a player to be named later?
    If we're talking RHP, maybe Jared Burton? Or is that an overpayment for a player that is being DFA'd?
    What does Oakland need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby_Waved_At_Me View Post
    To acquire Fuld, the Twins would need to trade for him - what would be a reasonable player to trade for Fuld? could it be just cash or a player to be named later?
    If we're talking RHP, maybe Jared Burton? Or is that an overpayment for a player that is being DFA'd?
    What does Oakland need?
    Considering he is on waivers, if the Twins claimed him Oakland wouldn't have much bargaining power so it wouldn't take much in a trade as Oakland's only option would be to pull him back. If they did this then they would have to keep him on the 25-man or send him through irrevocable waivers and the Twins could claim him again and get him for nothing.

    If he clears waivers they Oakland can outright him to AAA. Then they would have the option of keeping him and can take trade offers from any/all teams that would give them more leverage.

    If the Twins don't claim him on waivers, then they have no desire in acquiring him.

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    Has Fuld been placed on waivers yet? The A's have a few days left before they need to do that, right? Conceivably an interested team could trade for Fuld before he is placed on waivers but still in DFA limbo - for instance, the Astros would be able to claim Fuld before the Twins could, so if the Twins wanted Fuld badly enough they might consider offering a trade prior to the start of the waiver period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby_Waved_At_Me View Post
    Has Fuld been placed on waivers yet? The A's have a few days left before they need to do that, right? Conceivably an interested team could trade for Fuld before he is placed on waivers but still in DFA limbo - for instance, the Astros would be able to claim Fuld before the Twins could, so if the Twins wanted Fuld badly enough they might consider offering a trade prior to the start of the waiver period.
    That last scenario is unlikely considering that the Astros already claimed the Twins CF cast off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby_Waved_At_Me View Post
    Has Fuld been placed on waivers yet? The A's have a few days left before they need to do that, right? Conceivably an interested team could trade for Fuld before he is placed on waivers but still in DFA limbo - for instance, the Astros would be able to claim Fuld before the Twins could, so if the Twins wanted Fuld badly enough they might consider offering a trade prior to the start of the waiver period.
    You are correct. I jumped the gun. I believe they have 10 days to do something with him after being DFA'd (7 days before they have to put him on waivers).

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    So tomorrow they must do something (day 3) if he goes on waivers 7 days before day 10? I read Rosenthal's column the Twins and Angles were interested. I'm guessing the Angels would need to make a trade and the A's don't want to deal in their division. He then most likely goes on waivers and the Twins are team number 2 since it goes AL first to get him, right?

    Hopefully we see something tomorrow. He could help us in the short term and maybe earn himself a roster spot for a year or two. I'd love having him aboard ... especially now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcphitman View Post
    So tomorrow they must do something (day 3) if he goes on waivers 7 days before day 10? I read Rosenthal's column the Twins and Angles were interested. I'm guessing the Angels would need to make a trade and the A's don't want to deal in their division. He then most likely goes on waivers and the Twins are team number 2 since it goes AL first to get him, right?

    Hopefully we see something tomorrow. He could help us in the short term and maybe earn himself a roster spot for a year or two. I'd love having him aboard ... especially now!
    No, he has to go on waivers 3 days before day 10. The waiver process is 3 days. He would have to clear waivers (or be claimed) before the 10 day DFA period expires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcphitman View Post
    So tomorrow they must do something (day 3) if he goes on waivers 7 days before day 10? I read Rosenthal's column the Twins and Angles were interested. I'm guessing the Angels would need to make a trade and the A's don't want to deal in their division. He then most likely goes on waivers and the Twins are team number 2 since it goes AL first to get him, right?

    Hopefully we see something tomorrow. He could help us in the short term and maybe earn himself a roster spot for a year or two. I'd love having him aboard ... especially now!
    I think the order would be Houston, Chicago White Sox and then the Twins.

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    I wouldn't give up anything for a 32 outfielder whose game is based on speed.

    He would help the Twins tie a franchise record of most players in their 30s rostered. In 1991, they played 15. This year, 14 thus far. Fuld and Guerrier can put them over the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgenswest View Post
    I wouldn't give up anything for a 32 outfielder whose game is based on speed.

    He would help the Twins tie a franchise record of most players in their 30s rostered. In 1991, they played 15. This year, 14 thus far. Fuld and Guerrier can put them over the top.
    Wow - that's an unexpected stat for a team that is "rebuilding."

    I am still curious about how this plays out. If the Twins can claim Fuld and/or trade for him for cash considerations, that would be helpful for depth.

    Then again, there have to be minor-league level free agents that can play centerfield for New Britain and/or Red Wing, right? It just seems odd that the Twins have Hicks and Mastro as the only primary Center Fielders between the majors and single A. I guess there's not much point in having someone to keep the spot warm for Buxton before he's promoted?

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    With Bartlett retiring today, the Twins will have a spot on the 40 Man for Fuld. But he is probably out of options, so they would have to DFA him in order to assign him to Rochester.
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    Got heeeeeem!

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    Sounds like watching Kubel and Colabello trying to play the OF yesterday was what made the Twins' pull the trigger. Allegedly, Nunez is coming up to the Twins as well, so I expect Mastroianni and a pitcher to ho to AAA. Things will get interesting when Arcia and Willingham return.
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    Twins claim Sam Fuld

    Just announced on radio.

    DFA Mastroianni, so the Twins will be short a player today.

    Fuld will be available Tuesday in Tampa.

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    Looks like the Bartlett retirement is not official and the Twins DFA Mastroianni to make room for Fuld
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    Better bench option, so good move.

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