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#21 Rosterman

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:27 PM

I think the Twins retain the rights for him to be re-rostered if he is cut from the team at any time during the run of the contract...then have to decide to re-add to 40-man or jsut cut ties. After the two seasons, Tonkin is free. Of course, if the Twins never want him abck, he is also free. So, in a sense, you stash a player with a foreign team but still retain some rights.

 

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#22 Mike Sixel

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:40 PM

I think this is great for Tonkin and the Twins
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Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:54 PM

Give me 2M for a couple partial years, I'm on the next flight out.

 

 

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 11:45 PM

Good luch to Tonkin in Japan, expect he will do well there .Only slightly possible we will see him back.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 05:42 AM

Yeah, well ... I guess I wouldn’t move there, not even for that amount. But I didn’t know how it worked.

id move to Japan for 2 years if i received a guaranteed 2 mil to do it. 2 mil is life changing money for me.

If I were a MLB player, it depends on how realistic I thought my chances were that I could get at least a mil in MLB contract. 2 mil isn’t exactly life changing for an MLB veteran.

My recollection is the players rights aren’t usually sold unless the player has already agreed.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:45 AM

 

When that happens, is the player usually on board with it?

 

I was wondering about that too!!! He'd almost have to be agreeable to it...

Edited by Blackjack, 08 November 2017 - 06:45 AM.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:43 AM

I was wondering about that too!!! He'd almost have to be agreeable to it...

The MLBPA can not have let such a scenario slip through the cracks during past negotiations. It's not even worth time to check that such deals must be to everyone's satisfaction.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:44 AM

Gets the 40-man roster down to 33.Gives them room to add 6 players while retaining an open spot for the Rule 5 draft.Or will they add 7 and make another move if they want to participate in the Rule 5 draft?

 

Several other candidates to be removed when they sign a couple free agents.Thinking of Boshers, Enns and what to do with Phil Hughes?Or will they strengthen the club via the trade route?  

 

Will they add Seth's top 4 plus 2, or 3, of the next group of 4?Will still be some difficult decisions while leaving a few good players exposed to the draft.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:55 AM

its doubtful anyone here follows the Fighters closely enough to answer that, but you just never know.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:58 AM

Yeah, well ... I guess I wouldn’t move there, not even for that amount. But I didn’t know how it worked.

A woman who used to babysit our kids in her teens has been over there several times in year long stretches. She teaches at an American school there and loves the country.
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#31 Doctor Wu

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:15 AM

How can I purchase a Nippon-Ham Fighters baseball cap? I love that name!


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:22 AM

It's too bad they couldn't trade Tonkin for Otani straight up ;)

Good for Tonkin. He'll get a pay raise, and no longer have to worry about being shipped to AAA or DFA'd. 

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#33 gunnarthor

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 09:09 AM

Nice move for all involved. Good luck to Tonkin.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 09:21 AM

Been there, it's ok. Tonkin will certainly be the tall man on the street. 

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 09:25 AM

I thinks it a great move for him, and the Twins. How interesting that 5 teams there were interested in acquiring him. It seems like he should be very effective in that league. I'm on board with a hat purchase as well - it is a great name!


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:25 PM

 

It's too bad they couldn't trade Tonkin for Otani straight up ;)

Good for Tonkin. He'll get a pay raise, and no longer have to worry about being shipped to AAA or DFA'd. 

 

This is just the first move that makes Falvine the leading candidates for Front Office of the Year next year

 

It's no coincidence that the Twins negotiated this deal with the Ham Fighters

 

Next you will see Vargas sold to them for 20 roundtrip tickets from MSP to HNA

 

Then Yu know what's next

 

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#37 The Wise One

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 03:26 AM

Tonkin will turn 28 before the start of the next season.He was drafted out of college. He might have 2 years of service time in. He really hasn't had a big payday at any point in his career. To earn a lifetime's money from baseball he will have to go to Japan. It may or may not be to his liking, but you have to do what you have to do. He really does not have much for options. He could not get a spot in one of the worst bullpens in the league. He has to go to Japan or not have money.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 07:34 AM

 

I think the Twins retain the rights for him to be re-rostered if he is cut from the team at any time during the run of the contract...then have to decide to re-add to 40-man or jsut cut ties. After the two seasons, Tonkin is free. Of course, if the Twins never want him abck, he is also free. So, in a sense, you stash a player with a foreign team but still retain some rights.

So he is sort of an indentured servant?


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:07 PM

 

How can I purchase a Nippon-Ham Fighters baseball cap? I love that name!

https://shop.fighters.co.jp/shopping/

 

You don't have to stop at the hat.They have fleece fanny packs as well!

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:37 PM

I was wondering if the fact that it was the Ham Fighters was a coincidence or not, as speculated above. There's obviously now a pre-existing relationship that could prove beneficial. 

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