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    Final 2013 projections for 2014 Twins

    The holidays are almost here and many of us won't have much time to check Twins Daily until after New Year's. I'm going to throw out my final projections for the 2014 Twins' 25-man roster and my best guess for an Opening Day lineup using only those under contract:

    PITCHERS:

    Ricky Nolasco
    Kevin Correia
    Phil Hughes
    Mike Pelfrey
    Scott Diamond
    Vance Worley
    Anthony Swarzak
    Caleb Thielbar
    Brian Duensing
    Jared Burton
    Casey Fien
    Glen Perkins

    CATCHERS:
    Josmil Pinto
    Kurt Suzuki

    INFIELDERS:
    Joe Mauer (1B)
    Brian Dozier (2B)
    Pedro Florimon (SS)
    Trevor Plouffe (3B)
    Eduardo Escobar (util)

    OUTFIELDERS:

    Oswaldo Arcia (LF-RF)
    Darin Mastoianni (LF-CF-RF)
    Alex Presley (CF-LF)
    Josh Willingham (LF-DH)
    Chris Parmelee (RF-1B)
    Jason Kubel (LF-RF-DH)


    Starting Lineup:

    Presley cf
    Dozier 2b
    Mauer 1b
    Willingham lf
    Arcia rf
    Plouffe 3b
    Kubel dh
    Pinto c
    Florimon ss
    Nolasco p
    Last edited by stringer bell; 12-20-2013 at 10:55 AM.

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    What are the terms and $ on Kubels contract? No-no Sano?

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    Kubel has a minor-league contract with a $2M contract if he makes the team, plus incentives. I think Sano and Hicks start in Rochester, for sure.

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    Should have waited a few more minutes for your "final" catcher projection.

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    Nothing is final yet Wait until spring training starts at least. Lots more changes coming
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    Quote Originally Posted by spycake View Post
    Should have waited a few more minutes for your "final" catcher projection.
    Yes, but I can edit! Suzuki for Herrmann, I suppose, although I think Gardy would like the flexibility of keeping Herrmann since he's also a capable corner OF.

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    That lineup is GARBAGE!!! Please TR make a move for some hitters.

    Would the Dodgers take Berrios and Rosario for Matt Kemp? (providing they kick in some salary relief).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siehbiscuit View Post
    That lineup is GARBAGE!!! Please TR make a move for some hitters.

    Would the Dodgers take Berrios and Rosario for Matt Kemp? (providing they kick in some salary relief).
    That lineup is middle of the MLB pack (~15th in runs scored). Want to put a case of beer on it?

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    Just a couple of notes about potential Twins on the Opening Day roster: I think Aaron Hicks has clearly played himself onto the Rochester roster to start the season. Barring injury, the Twins will keep Sano at Rochester to at least delay free agency if not avoid Super 2 status. That is the business of baseball. Further, Miguel could probably benefit from a little AAA time. Suzuki's signing means adios to Herrmann unless Gardy feels like he needs a third catcher who can play capably in the outfield. I have Pressly and Tonkin going to Rochester, even though both look like they could be decent in the 'pen. I presumed Worley/Diamond both make the team, one as the fifth starter and one as 6th starter/long reliever. The other assumption is that Deduno starts the season on the DL. Finally if Colabello can rake in the spring, he might make the club in place of Parmelee. I chose Parmelee because he's out of options, but for a relatively young guy to be a pinch hitter/bench player might not work out, so perhaps there is a chance that Colabello breaks camp with the Twins. It looks like this particular roster leans left a bit, so maybe Colabello as a bench bat/RH DH might be a better fit, although I just can't see him hitting as a major leaguer.
    Last edited by stringer bell; 12-20-2013 at 02:31 PM.

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    Looks pretty close. That last roster spot will come down to Kubel, Colabello, Parmelee, a utility infielder or a 13th pitcher.

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