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#201 Riverbrian

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 10:43 AM

I still contend that the Yankees and Dodgers are out unless they are able to move a significant amount of money. Ellsbury and Kemp will be real hard to move. 

 

I believe the Astros are out after Cole. 

 

It doesn't look like the Cubs are shopping at the top of the market. 

 

It's the Rangers that I worry about and I don't care if Jon Daniels says they are out. They have been rumored to have been holding discussions about Darvish, Arrieta and Greinke this off season.  

 

They ain't out. 

 

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 11:53 AM

Here's a thought if he signs in the middle or end of spring he ramps his innings up as if it's spring the first 3 or 4 starts and maybe doesn't run into postseason problems. I'm guessing he won't lose any money "holding out" a few weeks, and if I'm the team and think inning count was a factor in the postseason I'm on board with the plan.

#203 Vanimal46

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 08:07 PM



Your move, Minnesota.

Edited by Vanimal46, 21 January 2018 - 08:08 PM.


#204 ashburyjohn

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 09:22 PM



Your move, Minnesota.

Hooray for Google Translate, which completely clarified Darvish's tweet which was in Japanese: "Brewers participating in full-scale participation in winning Darvish pitcher who is FA from Dodgers. There is also the possibility that the fighting battle where "interdigitation" has continued with six teams such as old-fashioned Dodgers, can progress at a stretch."

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#205 nicksaviking

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 09:54 PM

Could really use some good news right about now Twins. It would be a great time to swoop in and tell Minnesota fans that we're not insignificant.
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#206 mikecgrimes

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 06:07 AM

It seems to me Darvish uses twitter in an odd way.If he thinks other teams are going to up there offer because the Brewers made an offer he's wrong.If Brewers offer is 6 years 125-135 other teams aren't gonna care and neither is Darvish.Nothings gonna happen until someone offers an extra $25 million plus or until June.


#207 Carole Keller

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:00 AM

It seems to me Darvish uses twitter in an odd way.If he thinks other teams are going to up there offer because the Brewers made an offer he's wrong.If Brewers offer is 6 years 125-135 other teams aren't gonna care and neither is Darvish.Nothings gonna happen until someone offers an extra $25 million plus or until June.


I don’t think he’s using Twitter to up offers. I think he uses Twitter to troll people because that’s what Twitter is a lot of the time. And I think he enjoys it because of the responses he gets and because he knows that people bring these things back to message boards like this and try to find the hidden meaning when there is none. He stated from the beginning he’s in no hurry and wants to enjoy this process because it’s the last big FA he’ll have. And when his agent gets the offer they want from the team they want he’ll sign.

And I still don’t think he’ll sign with the Twins even though I am still kind of hoping he will.
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#208 Craig Arko

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:24 AM

 

I don’t think he’s using Twitter to up offers. I think he uses Twitter to troll people because that’s what Twitter is a lot of the time. And I think he enjoys it because of the responses he gets and because he knows that people bring these things back to message boards like this and try to find the hidden meaning when there is none. He stated from the beginning he’s in no hurry and wants to enjoy this process because it’s the last big FA he’ll have. And when his agent gets the offer they want from the team they want he’ll sign.

And I still don’t think he’ll sign with the Twins even though I am still kind of hoping he will.

So, you're saying he's planning on running for office, then? ;)

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 11:30 AM

I think if the Twins front office and GM's really want him then I think they need to step up pretty quickly and offer him something significant, if the Twins play the wait until Spring Training or the wait until June game then they will lose out.If they show that they are a little bit more serious than the Brewers or the Rangers then that might just be enough to help him make his decision.If they try to play rock, paper, scissors with the likes of the Yankees and such then they will lose, if they step up and show him that they want him in Minnesota more than the other teams do then I feel they have a good shot at him.

 

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#210 AlwaysinModeration

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 05:19 PM

This is just a wild theory, but is it possible there was an unwritten agreement among owners not to sign any free agent starters or position players before the Hall of Fame vote? The goal would be to drive down prices, presumably.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 08:15 PM

Just to finish beating the dead horse, I finally was pointed to an online version of the official rules that govern the teams in matters like these:

https://registration...LeagueRules.pdf

It contains the verbiage concerning the 60-day DL beginning when pitchers and catchers report. (Page 10, rule 2g3F)

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing... {clicks to bookmark}
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