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Article: Diving Into The Offseason: An Eduardo Escobar Extension?

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#21 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 12:19 PM

Escobar stepped up ... up to average.

The Twins have him under contract for 3 more years. Let it roll.


Escobar is a FA after 2018.
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Posted 19 December 2017 - 12:44 PM

I agree with a couple of other posters on here that 4.5 million would not be enough. I feel like 2/12 would be more fair,  and I would still do that as the Twins. If they don't extend Dozier and they trade Gordon for pitching, we will need a 2B for 2019 and possibly 2020. That would fit Escobar really well.

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 01:14 PM

I agree, pay the man, he's valuable.Especially if Sano is extended, then you have to extend Esco, as who knows where Sano's head will be.

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 01:20 PM

If Esco wants to stay in Minnesota, I think they'll make this happen.Possibly not this offseason though.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 01:24 PM

I like the idea of an Escobar extension. Not only is he a pretty good player, but giving him an extension makes any and all future plans regarding resigning, trading or extending Dozier, Polanco, Gordon and even Sano very, very flexible, and he wouldn't be so expensive that if he ended up as a bench bat that it would ever be regrettable.

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 01:55 PM

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#27 Tom Froemming

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 02:03 PM

One way or another, this band is going to breakup

 

Seems like it'd really only make sense to extend Escobar if either you're going to let Dozier walk or you don't think Sano is a 3B anymore. But if that's the case, Sano probably swings over to 1B and then you're in the position of letting Mauer walk after 2018. Of course, there are also guys like Nick Gordon and Brent Rooker who we all hope will be emerging into the picture maybe even as soon as late 2018, not to mention Polanco and Adrianza.

 

I just don't see the Twins bringing back Dozier, Mauer and Escobar beyond 2018. Maybe two out of the three, but not all of them.

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 05:47 PM

 

One way or another, this band is going to breakup

 

Seems like it'd really only make sense to extend Escobar if either you're going to let Dozier walk or you don't think Sano is a 3B anymore. But if that's the case, Sano probably swings over to 1B and then you're in the position of letting Mauer walk after 2018. Of course, there are also guys like Nick Gordon and Brent Rooker who we all hope will be emerging into the picture maybe even as soon as late 2018, not to mention Polanco and Adrianza.

 

I just don't see the Twins bringing back Dozier, Mauer and Escobar beyond 2018. Maybe two out of the three, but not all of them.

Been nice knowin ya, Mauer.......


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 06:12 PM

Rooker has played 40 games in A+ ball.Not a minute in AA ball.We really think the Twins are going to bring him up next year?

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#30 Shaitan

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 09:18 PM

I think one of Esco's most valuable traits is that he's comfortable being a utility player, and doesn't take being on the bench personally. He's generally performed well in a limited role, which is really hard to do.

 

But I'm not sure h'es the best use of the Twins' budget long term. In theory, new prospects can push for that role and hopefully perform at least to league average.

 


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 11:09 AM

 

I think one of Esco's most valuable traits is that he's comfortable being a utility player, and doesn't take being on the bench personally. He's generally performed well in a limited role, which is really hard to do.

 

The Twins have a couple of competent bench players who are comfortable in the role. Let's trade one off and get a player who can yield a boomstick. 


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 02:35 PM

But I'm not sure h'es the best use of the Twins' budget long term. In theory, new prospects can push for that role and hopefully perform at least to league average.

If that happens, he can be moved. You might not get a lot in trade for him, but unless you think Esco will get worse, his contract would be market-correct and you could get some other team to take him off your hands, with a C-level prospect in return as the fig-leaf. Meantime, you have him to cover your present needs.

 

New prospects pushing their way to the majors - that is generally a good problem to have. But you can't count those chickens until they actually finish hatching.

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#33 brightside

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 11:54 AM

With the Sano off field issues, it would appear as though Escobar will be getting some solid playing time at 3rd base this year. I think the idea was to start Sano mostly at DH to let him heal, but now he might be getting some forced time off to rehab. 

 

Escobar brings club house chemistry to the team, solid defense, and some pop off the bench.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 04:15 PM

The Twins are getting fantastic value out of Escobar. He was such a great return for a few months of Liriano. I wouldn’t offer a significant extension though. I would seek the next player to fill that role. It could be Adrianza.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 06:59 AM

Escobar stepped up ... up to average.

The Twins have him under contract for 3 more years. Let it roll.


Nope, 2018 is his last arbitration season

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:26 AM

The Twins are getting fantastic value out of Escobar. He was such a great return for a few months of Liriano. I wouldn’t offer a significant extension though. I would seek the next player to fill that role. It could be Adrianza.

if i could get the right price (cheap relatively) I’d extend Escobar up to 3 years. He was basically league average 3rd base last year, plays an acceptable second, and can fake it in a pinch at SS. There isn’t a clear succession plan at 3rd and lots of uncertainty with Dozier, Mauer and Sano. There value with league average durability if the price is right.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:04 AM

if i could get the right price (cheap relatively) I’d extend Escobar up to 3 years. He was basically league average 3rd base last year, plays an acceptable second, and can fake it in a pinch at SS. There isn’t a clear succession plan at 3rd and lots of uncertainty with Dozier, Mauer and Sano. There value with league average durability if the price is right.


I don’t think league average ages 25-28 projects to league average ages 30-32.
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