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#21 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 05:41 PM

We all know exactly how this is going to end.
Terry Ryan is going to trade a legit prospect like nick Gordon or Steven Gonsalves for a proven closer, aka a league average reliever who happens to have experience pitching the 9th inning, it will not be a better pitcher than we could have gotten in the off-season for nothing except money.

When was the last time Ryan traded a prospect of the caliber of Gordon?

(Hint: the answer is "never")
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Posted 29 April 2016 - 05:51 PM

 

When was the last time Ryan traded a prospect of the caliber of Gordon?

(Hint: the answer is "never")

or really, anywhere near the caliber?  hint: same answer :-)

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#23 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 05:58 PM

Was Ramos Terry or Smith?

Regardless, maybe not Gordon, but it will be a legit prospect like Gonsalves or Thorpe or someone like that, a borderline top 100 guy.

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 06:02 PM

 

Was Ramos Terry or Smith?

Regardless, maybe not Gordon, but it will be a legit prospect like Gonsalves or Thorpe or someone like that, a borderline top 100 guy.

Ramos was Smith.  


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 06:13 PM

Jepsen shouldn't be a major league closer on any team. The fact that they went into the season with him as a back-up plan after watching Perkins stroll around out of shape and implode two years in a row, is highly suspect. Frankly,
Jepsen might not even get 7th inning in a good number of the high end pens in the league.....and he's this team's closer.

You can point to depth if you'd like, but IMO, there are more effective relievers in the major league, and in minors. It's just another case of poor personnel management, and choosing seniority over the player that actually gives the team the best chance to win baseball games. This organization has a long history of that all over the diamond, and that's why they've been losers for over two decades.

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 06:33 PM

Terry won't trade an elite prospect, he never has and shouldn't. I like Pressly as possible closer and May in the 8th!

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 06:37 PM

With as heralded and supposed deep of a farm system the Twins have, I don't think it'd be a problem to trade a quality prospect (i.e. a hope and a prayer) for an actual proven quality MLB.

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#28 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 06:56 PM

With as heralded and supposed deep of a farm system the Twins have, I don't think it'd be a problem to trade a quality prospect (i.e. a hope and a prayer) for an actual proven quality MLB.


I agree, just please not for a bullpen arm.
Good relievers can be had every year in the off-season and cost nothing but money. I wouldn't even trade a b prospect for a reliever.

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 09:19 PM

Yeah, but the nature of starters makes that more acceptable. Only one starter goes on any given day whereas you can use an entire bullpen on any given day.

It makes it a lot harder to make in-game decisions when you get to pick between mediocre guy A, B, C, and D.

true fewer decisions are made about the rotation, but when 162 games per year are started by mediocrity, the decisions don't matter and you won't be over 81 wins, now... I wish that bullpen was living up to mediocre as the standard. Yikes

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 02:01 PM

I think the immediate solution is to move May into the rotation along with Berrios and Meyer into a bullpen role or JT Chargois.


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Posted 04 May 2016 - 04:05 PM

Dear Twins,

 

I'd like to offer my services to pitch in the closer role for the time being.I'll be more than happy to take the league minimum, and I'm pretty certain I'll blow my first seven saves too.Maybe I'll get lucky and only giveup a few warning track fly balls in an outing. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Diehardtwinsfan


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Posted 04 May 2016 - 04:07 PM

 

I think the immediate solution is to move May into the rotation along with Berrios and Meyer into a bullpen role or JT Chargois.

 

I've got to think Shaggy is going to be up sooner than later given the cluster that is the Twins pen.I don't see May moving out of it though.That weakens it.Even though I wholeheartedly agree that May shouldn't have been there in the first place, but that's a problem that should have been solved last December.




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