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Article: Deadline Primer: Are Twins Buyers Or Sellers?

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#161 yarnivek1972

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:58 PM

Escobar doesn't play SS anymore.



Ssshhhhh. Not so loud. Maybe the Astros won't notice.
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:12 PM

White Sox just acquired another top 100 prospect in the Frazier and Robertson deal. Top 50 to be exact in Rutherford. Now I believe that makes ten top 100 prospects. Talk about going from arguably the worst farm system in baseball to the best in less then a year. Impressive.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:48 PM

 

White Sox just acquired another top 100 prospect in the Frazier and Robertson deal. Top 50 to be exact in Rutherford. Now I believe that makes ten top 100 prospects. Talk about going from arguably the worst farm system in baseball to the best in less then a year. Impressive.

 

And/or awful.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:08 PM

And/or awful.

are you implying they should have kept their big names and still been a sub .500 team for the fifth straight season? Seems like their GM is making some great decisions to me. I wish the Twins would have had these trade chits in 2012. We'd be better off today.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:16 PM

 

are you implying they should have kept their big names and still been a sub .500 team for the fifth straight season? Seems like their GM is making some great decisions to me. I wish the Twins would have had these trade chits in 2012. We'd be better off today.

 

Yes, I am suggesting that. The worse the White Sox are for longer the better the world will be.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:23 PM

are you implying they should have kept their big names and still been a sub .500 team for the fifth straight season? Seems like their GM is making some great decisions to me. I wish the Twins would have had these trade chits in 2012. We'd be better off today.


Speaking only for myself, those prospects haven't won a single MLB game yet.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:53 PM

Speaking only for myself, those prospects haven't won a single MLB game yet.

but they might. What we do know is that Quintana, Sale, Frazier, etc... were not going to get it done and there is 5 years of proof.
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 12:06 AM

 

but they might. What we do know is that Quintana, Sale, Frazier, etc... were not going to get it done and there is 5 years of proof.

Not to mention Eaton, Robertson, Abreu, and other guys. What is unknown is why those guys never got it done. That team had as much talent as any team in the division, but were missing that extra something, or something was holding them back. 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 05:52 AM

speaking of teams not known for developing players well...


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:11 AM

The fire sale Sox still have time to trade Clippard for another prospect.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:27 AM

 

"WC" = Wild Card.

 

Dodgers, Nats, AZ, and Colorado are N/A.  I don't expect the Astros or Red Sox to be WC competition.

 

to be more clear...there aren't several strong AL teams that will need to be beaten to grab one of the two WC spots.

I misread. When I saw WC for whatever reason I thought it meant World Champion since that is the goal of competing. And based on that my point stands. AL wild card? Sure, we have a realistic shot at that. And due to the parity in the AL so do about eight other teams. Do I think we should trade away a good prospect to improve our chances to play one game for the privilege of being beaten up by the Astros in the ALDS? Nope.

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 07:05 AM

So, now with 3 teams ahead of the Twins for the second wild card spot, is it officially time to go in to sell mode? There are two additional teams within one game of the Twins also.

SELL, SELL, SELL!!

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 07:46 AM

So, now with 3 teams ahead of the Twins for the second wild card spot, is it officially time to go in to sell mode? There are two additional teams within one game of the Twins also.
SELL, SELL, SELL!!

The Twins aren't going to sell off assets just days after acquiring a pitcher. That move guaranteed no selling this season. Have to wait for the offseason now.
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Posted 27 July 2017 - 10:03 AM

5.5 games back of the division and 4 games back in the wild card. I think this series sweep clarifies things in a hurry. Both Cleveland and KC are smoking hot. I suggest the Twins trade Dozier,Santana and Kintzler.

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 10:37 AM

The Twins come out of the break with a very tough run. They first head to Houston for a three-game series against the American League's best team. We all remember what happened when the Astros came to Target Field. Minnesota follows up that challenge with a homestand against the Yankees and Tigers, two offenses capable of dismantling a weak pitching staff. Afterwards, it's off to Los Angeles for a daunting matchup against the NL's best team, the Dodgers.

It's entirely possible that the Twins find themselves well below .500 after running through this gauntlet. At that point, the decision sort of makes itself. So really, if the players in this group want to make a push, they hold their destiny in their own hands.

Stay Tuned


Revising this, the Twins went 4-8. They're two game below .500. 3rd place in the division (5.5 GB), 4 games back of the 2nd wild card spot, behind the Royals, M's, and Rays.

Well, there's that.

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