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#41 Riverbrian

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:01 PM

 

If the Twins don't get Archer or overpay for him are we allowed to get the pitch forks out?

 

Not until we see what they come up with for an advertising campaign. 

 

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:01 PM

 

If they could pull this off, sign another starter, and add an OFer I'll put my pitchfork in the hay mow.

There's no way they do all that


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:03 PM

There's no way they do all that


If they deal Kepler and don't sign a good OF,I will be confused. Getting Archer and not really replacing Kepler doesn't move the needle.
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I remain hopeful on Buxton and Sano.....but I'd not bet the franchise on them.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:08 PM

There's no way they do all that

why? That's not in the least unreasonable.

Archer, Cobb, Carlos Gomez. One trade, 2 reasonable FAs.

Do we or do we not have a FO in place?
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:17 PM

I’d actually feel more comfortable if you just handed it to Brian.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:19 PM

 

why? That's not in the least unreasonable.

Archer, Cobb, Carlos Gomez. One trade, 2 reasonable FAs.

Do we or do we not have a FO in place?

Moving Kepler and adding Archer moves our payroll to 111m or so. I'm not sure how much Gomez would cost but Cobb is at least 12m/yr and probably a lot more. I don't think we're that kind of payroll. I would guess with Granite, Grossman and Wade the Twins would find someone to hold the fort over Gomez. Maybe we don't add Cobb and add a 4m OFer who can slug but not field? I dunno. I just think we're close to our payroll limit already.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:22 PM

Agreed, Archer alone isn't eating up that $20+ M they were looking to spend. Get another arm and/or an OFer. 

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:23 PM

Moving Kepler and adding Archer moves our payroll to 111m or so. I'm not sure how much Gomez would cost but Cobb is at least 12m/yr and probably a lot more. I don't think we're that kind of payroll. I would guess with Granite, Grossman and Wade the Twins would find someone to hold the fort over Gomez. Maybe we don't add Cobb and add a 4m OFer who can slug but not field? I dunno. I just think we're close to our payroll limit already.


They supposedly offered twenty million to what's his name. They should have money left after acquiring Archer to sign a mid level guy.
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I remain hopeful on Buxton and Sano.....but I'd not bet the franchise on them.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:28 PM

Moving Kepler and adding Archer moves our payroll to 111m or so. I'm not sure how much Gomez would cost but Cobb is at least 12m/yr and probably a lot more. I don't think we're that kind of payroll. I would guess with Granite, Grossman and Wade the Twins would find someone to hold the fort over Gomez. Maybe we don't add Cobb and add a 4m OFer who can slug but not field? I dunno. I just think we're close to our payroll limit already.


Archer is at $6. And payroll can be $130 easy.
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:32 PM

Sort of like the above plan.We would be better off and outfielders are easier to acquire than front line pitching. 

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:33 PM

A trade offer two weeks ago? Let me provide a reverse jinx and say I'm skeptical this news has any bearing. Tampa is not a motivated seller.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:33 PM

 

They supposedly offered twenty million to what's his name. They should have money left after acquiring Archer to sign a mid level guy.

We'll see, I guess.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:41 PM

 

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.

 

I thought we had Joe Mauer for our veteran leadership... Yeah right.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:43 PM

Tampa will get almost as much in archer's walk year. It's not happening, yet.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:45 PM

Pretty sure I "liked" the majority of posts in here. Might have a finger cramp now.

Since Darvish is out, this would be the next best thing in my eyes. Yes, giving up Kepler would hurt, but it feels worth it. Keeping Kepler and only adding a Cobb/Lynn doesn't move the needle enough for me. Though at this point they have to do something because Berrios to Gibson to start the season is awful.

Archer + Gomez is an upgrade where we need it the most...pitching. If they don't take a big swing for pitching they'd just be wasting another year of Kepler and the others anyway.

The cost mentioned before around here: Kepler, Gordon, Gonsalves/Romero plus something else if needed feels right to me. And the only one that really hurts me is Kep. I like others over Gordon and I don't think either of Gonsalves/Romero ever become as good as Archer already is, even if you don't consider him an ace. I think he's a two and I don't think either of those players reach that level. Plus you're getting four years of control. That's huge.

I really want this to happen. My untouchables would be Lewis, Buxton and Berrios. I'd also rather not include Enlow or Graterol, but not sure I'd consider them completely untouchable.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:45 PM

Archer for Sano. Straight up.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:46 PM

Agreed, Archer alone isn't eating up that $20+ M they were looking to spend. Get another arm and/or an OFer.


Span comes with Archer. There’s the $20M (and the OF).
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:50 PM

 

Span comes with Archer. There’s the $20M (and the OF).

Don't forget the veteran leadership he provides. He's basically a steal at that price. 

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:51 PM

1) I prefer trades to FA's for two reasons - You can guarantee the value of prospects long term. If you pay for a free agent, you know the money is gone. I'm down with an Archer trade, if it comes to that. It's worth a gamble IMO

2) I'm totally ok with trading for Archer if the centerpiece of the deal is the team's third best outfielder. 

3) Not a chance this deal happens

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:57 PM

I really like Kepler and his upside, but .520 OPS career vs LHP is still concerning. Not sure how much more it takes to get Archer, but I would consider Kepler as the center piece in a deal for Archer.
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