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Twins Interested in Jose Bautista?

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#21 d-mac

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 03:44 PM

 

I dont understand why you would want to keep Dozier at leadoff.  Why not put Mauer, who still gets on base at a very good rate and sees a lot of pitches, ahead of him?  Mauer had a .363 obp which ranked the 2nd highest on the team and averaged over 4 pitches per plate appearance.

 

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#22 cmoss84

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 03:56 PM

Buxton CF (If he can have a reasonable OBP and stay healthy, will score 110 runs)

Mauer 1B 

Dozier 2B

Sano 3B (needs protection from Bautista)

Bautista  RF/DH

Kepler  OF/1B

Vargas/Park DH/1B

Castro C

Polanco  SS

 

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#23 Doomtints

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:04 PM

 

I dont understand why you would want to keep Dozier at leadoff.  Why not put Mauer, who still gets on base at a very good rate and sees a lot of pitches, ahead of him?  Mauer had a .363 obp which ranked the 2nd highest on the team and averaged over 4 pitches per plate appearance.

 

Mauer did not do well when batting leadoff for whatever reason.

 

In the perfect world, you would put Buxton at leadoff but he needs to learn how to hit in the majors first.

 

Right now I think the best bet is to try Polanco at leadoff. Kepler does not have the OBP to be so high on these lists.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:09 PM

This is going to be the top pick in the 2nd round, so if they sign him, I've got to hope that they are very confident he can put in a trade worthy deal and yield more in prospects than the pick would cost.It's a gamble, but not an unreasonable one... 

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#25 gunnarthor

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:10 PM

 

Screw it. I say go for it. We're currently a 0 win, 0 loss team. Roll the bones.

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#26 gunnarthor

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:12 PM

It is exciting to think about, esp if Buxton can develop as we hope and bat leadoff and Mauer can have a .365 OBP.I wouldn't blame the FO if they did it but I don't think it gets done.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:14 PM

I WANT BAT FLIPS. 

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:15 PM

No.

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#29 gunnarthor

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:17 PM

 

I WANT BAT FLIPS. 

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If he's in LF and Park is DHing ....

 

(gunnarthor then learns that he can't post a Park bang)

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:17 PM

 

I WANT BAT FLIPS. 

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I will P&M about every one of them.

 

Then I'll think to myself..."but the 3 runs are nice."

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#31 Mike Sixel

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:17 PM

I love that moment so much. Just pure joy. 

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:20 PM

 

If he's in LF and Park is DHing ....

 

(gunnarthor then learns that he can't post a Park bang)

I think the single most disappointing thing about Park is he was a former bat flipper in the KBO... BRING BACK THE BAT FLIP. 

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:21 PM

Is it the 2nd round pick, or is it the comp round pick the team gives up?

 

People were interested in the Braves as a Dozier trade match because they had all the pitching depth. They got Anderson, Wentz and Muller, last year, all hard-to-sign HS arms because they had a massive draft pool.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:22 PM

 

I will P&M about every one of them.

 

Then I'll think to myself..."but the 3 runs are nice."

 

Man you're an optimist! We had two men on base?!

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#35 Vanimal46

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:24 PM

 

Man you're an optimist! We had two men on base?!

Duh! Grossman drew a walk since he has the eye of Sherlock Holmes at the plate, and D Santana hit a bunt single.  

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#36 Mike Sixel

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:37 PM

 

This is going to be the top pick in the 2nd round, so if they sign him, I've got to hope that they are very confident he can put in a trade worthy deal and yield more in prospects than the pick would cost.It's a gamble, but not an unreasonable one... 

 

It's not like any of the Twins' top SP prospects from PR were drafted in round 2, or from CA were drafted in round 4. You can't get good players that late, we all know that....

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#37 DocBauer

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:43 PM

My guess, if the Twins are at all serious, he would be a replacement for Dozier if he is indeed traded.

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#38 gunnarthor

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:46 PM

The Twins can have three picks in the top 40 or have two picks in the top 40 and Bautista.I'm ok with either plan.

 

Improving the offense can make the pitching staff better, too.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:51 PM

Screw it. I say go for it. We're currently a 0 win, 0 loss team. Roll the bones.

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Agreed. Let's get this guy on a one-day contract ASAP.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:53 PM

 

It's not like any of the Twins' top SP prospects from PR were drafted in round 2, or from CA were drafted in round 4. You can't get good players that late, we all know that....

 

I'm not sure if this is sarcasm or a typo or if I'm just completely missing your point.You can get good players in the 2nd round, especially with the first pick. Given that top pick over all in the second round, using it to snag falling talent that is too expensive is a very reasonable option. You lose the pick and the pool allotment that goes with it. 

 

To be clear, I said it was a gamble. I'd be fine with that if they are confident they can get more from a mid-season trade... or maybe we get lucky and are competitive... who knows. 

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