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#41 diehardtwinsfan

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 12:32 PM

 

Andy MacPhail aways said develop arms, buy bats. Regardless, I would open up the farm system and make the mega-trade for a youngish 2/3 starting pitcher. I really don't care which prospects they trade, but my preference is not to include Gonsalves or board scapegoat Kohl Stewart. 

I personally doubt Stewart has the value to get a decent 2/3 back. But I'm bit surprised on your take on Gonsalves. I like him, don't get me wrong, but even if he breaks into the rotation in 2018, he's going to have some ups and downs making him at best an average pitcher in 2018-2019. If you can flip that for a guy who has already had the ups and downs and has figured things out, I think you do it. Yeah, you'll have 3 years of control, but that is still a good trade.

 

and that's coming from a guy that really likes Gonsalves.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 05:11 PM

The prevailing theory nowadays is develop position players, buy pitching.

Edited by jimmer, 19 October 2017 - 06:04 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 06:03 PM

The prevailing theory nowadays is develop position players buy pitching.

seems like buy starters, churn and burn relievers

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 06:27 PM

 

"they'll exercise a $700,000 buyout to decline the $6.5 million team option for Glen Perkins."

 

A nice going away present for Perkins!!! I think I could feed my family on that for awhile!!!

 

Its amazing how the salaries of pro athletes has gotten into the Monopoly money range (see Wiggins, Andrew).Baseball is the same way.

I'm not disputing that professional athletes make a lot of money. But why do so few people complain about how much money is earned by rock musicians and movie stars? It's really no different. Athletes are entertainers just like musicians and actors are, and they are entitled to whatever someone is willing to pay them.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 06:53 PM

 

 It's really no different. Athletes are entertainers just like musicians and actors are, and they are entitled to whatever someone is willing to pay them.

There is one big difference - Mick Jagger is still singing Satisfaction, while his baseball-playing fellow entertainers from that era have been forced give it up 30-40 years ago.




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