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    August 1, 2012

    When August 1, 2012 comes around which current Twins players do you see not being on the roster?

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    Capps will be gone, and probably Liriano too. If Pavano had been healthy and effective, I'd add him to the list, but I think his injury will cool interest, since he is a free agent at the end of the year - he probably can't add to a contender this year, so teams will wait to see how he bounces back and possibly offer him a contract after the year.

    I think there will be offers for Span and Willingham, but I'm not certain what we will be offered in return will be enough to justify a trade.

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    Off the 25-man roster (alphabetically) :

    Capps
    Casilla
    Fien
    Gray
    Liriano
    Morneau
    Pavano
    Span

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    PJ Walters, Parmelee and Blackburn return and some new blood as well
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    Liriano and Capps traded.

    Oliveros, Walters, Blackburn, Hendriks, Parmelee back on. Deduno, DeVries, Gray or Fien off.

    Whatever injury replacements are needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    Off the 25-man roster (alphabetically) :

    Capps
    Casilla
    Fien
    Gray
    Liriano
    Morneau
    Pavano
    Span

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    PJ Walters, Parmelee and Blackburn return and some new blood as well
    No way they move that many guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by diehardtwinsfan View Post
    No way they move that many guys
    Prolly true, but jr had his panties in a major wad on the radio show today. He sounded motivated to try and make something happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    Off the 25-man roster (alphabetically) :

    Capps
    Casilla
    Fien
    Gray
    Liriano
    Morneau
    Pavano
    Span
    Do you really think they'll move that many, or is that a wish list. I doubt they would trade Morneau, although personally I am very open to the idea. I also doubt they will move Casilla, at least not mid-season.

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    I don't care to speculate too much on who will be on or off the roster on 8-1-12, but David Phelps will be on our roster at that time, being part of the Liriano trade to the Yanks for Phelps, Austin Romine, and Brandon Laird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark's Lounge View Post
    I don't care to speculate too much on who will be on or off the roster on 8-1-12, but David Phelps will be on our roster at that time, being part of the Liriano trade to the Yanks for Phelps, Austin Romine, and Brandon Laird.
    Interesting. I had been thinking that a trade for Phelps, Romine and another piece made sense. Perhaps Laird, but I think Ryan would try to target an arm rather than a bat.

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    Yeah, I think Ryan will try, but this is the best of what he will get - speculatively.

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    I expect Span, Capps, and Liriano to be gone. If Pavano gets back and pitches effectively in August, they may trade him at the waiver deadline. Morneau's injury history, performance and contract probably make him untradeable.

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    Lirano
    Capps (or gone in August)
    Pavano (maybe someone will claim him in August)
    Blackburn back in July (then put on waivers in August)
    Valencia on waivers but no claim
    Toshi on waivers but no claim
    Span
    Casilla on waivers ion August
    Carroll on waivers in August but no claim
    Gray sent down
    P.J. sent back
    Deduno sent back

    surpirse, Morneau is traded

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    Liriano is think is a strong possibility, but I wouldn't be shocked if he stays.

    Span is another possibility, but I don't think there will be enough value for him.

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    Capps and Burton.
    Casilla.

    Pray for Pavano as well, but that is unlikely.

    Danny Valencia can be involved in a trade as well.

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    Sell low candidates: Morneau, Pavano, Valencia. Don't trade them because they bring back only a fraction of their real value. Sell high candidate: Willingham--don't trade him if you want FAs to come to Minnesota. However, I can't see him sustaining his slugging for the whole year. I think that if the Twins can get fair value for Liriano, Span and Capps, they should pull the trigger on all three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    Off the 25-man roster (alphabetically) :

    Capps
    Casilla
    Fien
    Gray
    Liriano
    Morneau
    Pavano
    Span

    -
    PJ Walters, Parmelee and Blackburn return and some new blood as well
    Between his big contract and injury history, Morneau won't draw an offer worth taking. Pavano won't be traded while he's still on the DL (which he probably will be until August).

    Fien and Gray aren't going to be sent off unless they completely implode. They've both been adequate, but not good enough to draw trade interest. There isn't really anyone beating down the door for a bullpen spot. Why risk losing a player for nothing that is doing their job just to give a kid who hasn't earned a spot yet an extended tryout? Remember, any of the guys down in the minors could be back up here Sept. 1 anyways without having to throw someone away.



    And why in the bloody hell do people think Casilla is going anywhere? He isn't drawing trade interest (mostly because he isn't playing on a day-to-day basis). There is ZERO reason to DFA him. Who's progress is he impeding? Who is going to replace him? How is getting rid of him (or Carroll for that matter) going to help the team right now? What harm is it possibly going to do to keep him and Carroll where they are until the end of the season?

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    I'm pretty sure that Liriano, Capps, and Span will be traded.

    The Twins will try to get rid of Pavano post-trade deadline but I'm not sure they'll be able to pull it off with his bad shoulder. Casilla will probably be dumped.

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    If Liriano is not traded I will be shocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosterman View Post
    Lirano
    Capps (or gone in August)
    Pavano (maybe someone will claim him in August)
    Blackburn back in July (then put on waivers in August)
    Valencia on waivers but no claim
    Toshi on waivers but no claim
    Span
    Casilla on waivers ion August
    Carroll on waivers in August but no claim
    Gray sent down
    P.J. sent back
    Deduno sent back

    surpirse, Morneau is traded
    The only reason to waive any of these guys is if we can work an after-the-deadline trade. There is no advantage in any way to just dump these guys mid-season.

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