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#1 nytwinsfan

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:39 PM

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FORT MYERS, FLA. – After failing to land Yu Darvish with a five-year contract offer, the Twins are looking at several other free-agent pitchers, as well as exploring trades with multiple teams, according to several sources with know­ledge of the club’s search.

One pitcher the Twins have targeted is Rays righthander Chris Archer, and the club made a trade offer as recently as two weeks ago, a source confirmed.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:03 PM

As recent as two weeks ago.  Wonder if it heats up now that Darvish is off the market

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:03 PM

 

As recent as two weeks ago.  Wonder if it heats up now that Darvish is off the market

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Getting Archer would be better than signing Darvish!

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:07 PM

Getting Archer would be better than signing Darvish!

I’m not sure it would be better, but it’s certainly a good 2nd move, depending on the cost.
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:08 PM

I would do:

Max Kepler
Fernando Romero
Nick Gordon
Felix Jorge

That would be more than fair.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:08 PM

 

I’m not sure it would be better, but it’s certainly a good 2nd move, depending on the cost.

Let me rephrase.We'd be getting a better pitcher.But yeah, what it would cost in prospects probably doesn't make it the better than just spending the money.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:11 PM

Let me rephrase.We'd be getting a better pitcher.But yeah, what it would cost in prospects probably doesn't make it the better than just spending the money.


Yeah, I knew what you meant, and I’m not convinced he’s a better pitcher, at least for right now, but it’s definitely a good 2nd move, imho. :)
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:12 PM

 

Yeah, I knew what you meant, and I’m not convinced he’s a better pitcher, at least for right now, but it’s definitely a good 2nd move, imho. :)

I definitely believe Archer is the better pitcher. For me, there's no doubt. And he is younger too.

Edited by jimmer, 11 February 2018 - 08:14 PM.

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#9 Carole Keller

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:15 PM

I definitely believe Archer is the better pitcher.For me, there's no doubt. And he'syounger too.


Younger and team control are good. Don’t get me wrong, I think he’s an excellent piece to add to our young core and hope a deal can be worked out. But it will cost us and until I see what ... but this is what we have to do to get front-end pitching.
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:17 PM

But ... while I hope for it, I will still manage my expectations by remaining cynical. ;)

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:17 PM

 

Younger and team control are good. Don’t get me wrong, I think he’s an excellent piece to add to our young core and hope a deal can be worked out. But it will cost us and until I see what ... but this is what we have to do to get front-end pitching.

A 1-2 of him and Berrios with Santana at number three when he comes back. THAT starts to make this rotation look promising.

Edited by jimmer, 11 February 2018 - 08:18 PM.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:19 PM

Lets hope this "priority," works out better than the last one...

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:20 PM

I hope they sign Gomez if they deal Kepler. That takes the sting off,I think.
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:22 PM

I hope they sign Gomez if they deal Kepler. That takes the sting off,I think.


Gomez ... I’m not sure what I think of that ... I hate the idea of losing Kepler, but if it doesn’t hurt a little, something is wrong with the trade.
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:22 PM

Not going to happen. In my opinion this is just P.R. fluff to deflect from the Darvish fiasco.

But if they can pull it off at this late date without dealing Kepler or Lewis, by all means.
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:24 PM

Not going to happen. In my opinion this is just P.R. fluff to deflect from the Darvish fiasco.


That’s terribly cynical of you! :)
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:27 PM

 

But ... while I hope for it, I will still manage my expectations by remaining cynical. ;)

Brian, where’s your pitchfork now?

 

Make it a good one Strap

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:27 PM

 

Not going to happen. In my opinion this is just P.R. fluff to deflect from the Darvish fiasco.

But if they can pull it off at this late date without dealing Kepler or Lewis, by all means.

 

This.I expect us to get Garcia and Tillman and we'll get sold on how much their veteran presence and leadership will help a young team.

Edited by TheLeviathan, 11 February 2018 - 08:28 PM.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:28 PM

I'd rather not if it costs Kepler. 

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:30 PM

You have to trade value to get value.
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