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  • Bucket of baseballs

    1 2.22%
  • Game used autographed Yasiel Puig jock

    3 6.67%
  • Cash considerations

    16 35.56%
  • Organizational filler

    8 17.78%
  • Future utility infielder

    2 4.44%
  • Future 5th starter

    2 4.44%
  • Decent relief prospect

    2 4.44%
  • Decent Prospect

    4 8.89%
  • Ralley Monkey

    7 15.56%
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Thread: Predict the return for Buterible

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    Twins Moderator All-Star diehardtwinsfan's Avatar
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    Predict the return for Buterible

    Have to admit this was the last guy I expected traded. Nice to get something, and it allows Pinto some AAA time and frees up a 40 man spot for (potentially) Albers. What do you guys think we got for him?

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    Sandy Koufax. That's my guess.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    This voting so far is ridiculous. Rally Monkey is way more valuable than Butera.

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    The Twins are so cheap, we'll take cash considerations and not spend it. We'll get back some of the $500,000-$700,000 we wasted on Butera!

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    I'm pretty sure we probably will need to pay them for taking him off our hands...

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    If I were the Twins, I'd be happy with a Skip Schumacher Autographed photo and a $10 Gift Certficate to the In-N-Out Burger.
    "I suddenly remembered my Charlemagne. 'Let my armies be the rocks and the trees and the birds in the sky'."
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    I think freeing up the roster space was a reward in and of itself.

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    N/M, a white castle gift card for $250 that will be spent on crave cases. There will be fireworks in the dugout to fire up the offense

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    This was tough, I wanted to pick poor relief prospect but I surely wasn't going to pick decent relief prospect.

    Cash considerations made more sense.

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    Cash consideration. We needed a roster spot and we clear/add a little cash into the owners pockets.

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    OK, overlooking the cash option, I decided to make my prediction.

    Michael Thomas Minor League Statistics & History - Baseball-Reference.com

    Michael Thomas, a 24-year-old lefty relief pitcher in AA. His numbers look way too good for a Butera like return but he's not on the Dodgers top 20 prospect list and he is after all only a reliever (until the Twins transform him into an All-Star starter!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    OK, overlooking the cash option, I decided to make my prediction.

    Michael Thomas Minor League Statistics & History - Baseball-Reference.com

    Michael Thomas, a 24-year-old lefty relief pitcher in AA. His numbers look way too good for a Butera like return but he's not on the Dodgers top 20 prospect list and he is after all only a reliever (until the Twins transform him into an All-Star starter!)
    I was thinking something along this line too. I cannot see a team giving up a potential starting pitcher or fielder, but Ryan needs to target guys that can have an impact. For guys like Butera, Carol, etc, I could see Ryan targeting relief pitching prospects. Those guys are higher risk, but if they succeed, the reward can be nice too.

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    I think the Twins saved more money when Mauer took two days off for his babies than the Twins will save from Butera's contract going to the Dodgers...a contract that never should've been signed in the first place.
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    Dodgers do not have the rally monkey--that is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim--so i prefer the used Puig jockstrap. And no White Castle burgers in southern Cal

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    You misunderstand, the Rally Monkey must be an option in the poll, all polls.
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    I thought this was going to be a poll about how soon Butera would be back in the Twins organization and terrorizing half this board.
    Papers...business papers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drjim View Post
    I thought this was going to be a poll about how soon Butera would be back in the Twins organization and terrorizing half this board.
    That was my guess PTBNL = Drew Butera

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    Ryan will get what he got for trading Winfield to Cleveland (slightly more than what he got for trading Thome) ; he is good at this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrylos View Post
    Ryan will get what he got for trading Winfield to Cleveland (slightly more than what he got for trading Thome) ; he is good at this.
    They will get dinner for Butera.... and the Dodgers staff will treat Terry Ryan to Waffle House.

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