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#101 amjgt

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 09:49 PM

I’d say over the last dozen years the Twins and Brewers have had roughly the same amount of success (or non success, in terms of the playoffs), but man, it’s got to be so much more exciting to be a fan of a team that are movers and shakers. It hasn’t seemed to doom the Brewers like some people are so fearful of. If anything it’s allowed them to have assets to buy and sell with.
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#102 nicksaviking

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:49 AM

At first I was jealous of Milwaukee's aggressive moves, the I figured if our smaller market neighbor in the NL wants to make a spectacle, our guys have to take notice and feel the pressure.
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Posted 26 January 2018 - 09:21 AM

With the Yelich and Cain moves I almost want to like a Wisconsin-based team!

Almost being the key word... I just can't bring myself to do it.
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Posted 26 January 2018 - 11:04 AM

It’s like Milwaukee used the waze app for the MLB and found another way around this traffic jam and just might beat us all to the destination.
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Posted 26 January 2018 - 11:45 AM

I love the trade for Yelich for Mil, but I'm not understanding the Cain signing. They definitely have enough OF now! As others have said, maybe they will pair them together in a trade for Archer.

 

What I am thinking though, is that the signing of Cain means that they are out of contention for Yu. This makes me slightly happier. 

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:07 PM

 

I love the trade for Yelich for Mil, but I'm not understanding the Cain signing. They definitely have enough OF now! As others have said, maybe they will pair them together in a trade for Archer.

 

What I am thinking though, is that the signing of Cain means that they are out of contention for Yu. This makes me slightly happier. 

Or maybe not ... maybe they made these moves to be more enticing for Yu ... 

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:13 PM

 

Or maybe not ... maybe they made these moves to be more enticing for Yu ... 

True. Just seems like a lot of dollars to me. 

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#108 spycake

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:13 PM

 

I love the trade for Yelich for Mil, but I'm not understanding the Cain signing.

That was my initial feeling too, although when I looked closer, Cain has still been bringing the value.Even without some of the big defensive numbers of years prior, he still posted 5.3 bWAR last year.Their incumbent CF, Broxton, was basically replacement level last year.

 

Unless they wanted to trust Broxton again, or big-K-rate Brett Phillips, or move Yelich to CF, I think signing Cain is a good move.If they don't make another trade, this gives them good coverage behind an aging Braun in LF and a mortal Thames at 1B.


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:17 PM

 

True. Just seems like a lot of dollars to me. 

Spotrac only has them at $85 mil after Cain. They've got a lot of pre-arb players yet:

 

http://www.spotrac.c...rewers/payroll/


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:22 PM

Brewers have plenty of money, and unlike some other team, have shown a willingness to spend it when their window is open....

It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 01:31 PM

 

Spotrac only has them at $85 mil after Cain. They've got a lot of pre-arb players yet:

 

http://www.spotrac.c...rewers/payroll/

Thanks for that. Wow, I guess they do have the money. In regards to their OF surplus, I guess they are used to Braun missing 1/3 of the games every season as well. 

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 02:12 PM

 

Thanks for that. Wow, I guess they do have the money. In regards to their OF surplus, I guess they are used to Braun missing 1/3 of the games every season as well. 

Also, I wouldn't be surprised by another trade, but if you don't want them to be MLB backups yet, Phillips has 2 option years remaining, and Broxton and Santana each have 1.

 

I just realized that Yelich played CF every day last year too.They could probably do Cain in CF, with Yelich shifting over to CF when Cain gets a day off, and that gives them a lot of flexibility for that 4th outfielder. Regular rest for Braun plus the interleague DH games could mean decent reps for that 4th OF too.

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 03:59 PM

I think we see Broxton/Santana dealt for an arm.This could be a pretty formidable group.  

 

They'll have an interesting blend in their lineup if nothing else.

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 09:56 PM

Here's the 6 year payroll view of the Crew from across the St. Croix (until they make another move)

 

Brewers Payroll Tool   Pick Your Roster2

 

Here's a link to view the sheet if the image is too hard to read

 

 

Edited by tvagle, 26 January 2018 - 10:07 PM.

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 06:52 PM

Colon signs a minor league deal with the Rangers. Guess that means they won't have to pursue Darvish now, eh?
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 05:04 PM

Yankees acquire Russell Wilson

 

Yes, that Russell Wilson.

 

Not for gimmicky reasons IMO, but nevertheless not likely to lead to anything other than some appearances during spring training. But the Twins play the Yankees a lot during ST so maybe we'll all get a look. (edit: only once in Ft Myers this spring)

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#117 Vanimal46

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 05:12 PM

3B Todd Frazier signs a 2/$17 contract with the New York Mets. 


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 06:51 PM

3B Todd Frazier signs a 2/$17 contract with the New York Mets.


Bargain.
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It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:37 PM

Old friend Hector Santiago signs with a minor league contract with the White Sox.

And...

Old friend Craig Breslow signs a minor league contract with the Blue Jays.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:11 PM

Old friend Craig Breslow signs a minor league contract with the Blue Jays.

I think I mentioned that I had the pleasure of seeing Breslow a couple of weeks ago at the Boston SABR chapter meeting. He answered my question confirming that during his time with the Twins he found fellow lefty Glen Perkins a kindred spirit in their questioning/analytic approach to the game - he mentioned a shared skepticism of defensive shifts based on lack of evidence that batting average is reduced. (I don't have any independent info on this topic, I'm just relaying what he chose to say to my open-ended question.)

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So, in conclusion, what was your question again?