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#1 Cory Engelhardt

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:21 AM

When, exactly, will the Twins announce a move/acquisition for a starting pitcher. Bonus points if you are right about the pitcher they acquire.

 

The prize is glory. And a job well done.

 

Since I asked this question, I'll say Friday, 2/16/18 and 1:12pm. I'm guessing there will be some rumors in the morning, but the official announcement will come soon after the lunch hour, central time.

 

My guess is Jaime Garcia.

 

What say you?

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#2 FormerMinnasotan

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:23 AM

Thursday February 15th 2:05 pm, they will sign Chris Tillman.

Edited by FormerMinnasotan, 14 February 2018 - 07:25 AM.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:26 AM

Tim Lincecum

Sunday, Feb. 18

2:30 p.m. central

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#4 MagnusVonMagnuson

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:07 AM

Trade for Jake Odorizzi today (02/14/18, due to Odorizzi being a HUGE fan of Valentines Day) @ Approx. 2pm, costing your MN Twins; Kepler & Romero

 

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Sign Alex Cobb this Friday (02/16/18) @ 11am.This is based on the fact that Falvrey is a world renown cobb salad fan.

 

Regardless, make something happen for any reason Twins.PLEASE!

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:52 AM

This is soooooo easy.  Announcement today at 3:30 CST.  

 

Twins sign Arrieta to a 4 year $90mm contract with incentives to earn $110mm.

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On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:32 AM

Feb 17, 1520Z...Twins announce they have purchased the contract of Texas Ranger minor league signee Bartolo Colon, in exchange for future considerations.
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I am not the paranoid you're looking for.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:51 AM

Feb 20th 1:30pm EST
Twins sign Johan Santana to one day contract.

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<p>Aaron Hicks 2017 stats so far (5/17/17): .326 BA .464 OBP .616 SLG 1.080 OPS 7 HR 19 RBI 6 SB 22 BBs 1.8WAR

#8 FunnyPenguin

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:55 AM

Alex Cobb - 4 year deal worth $68m on Friday

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:57 AM

Jake Arietta signs on Friday morning 4 years 110 million...Injures right hand doing knuckle push-ups and doesn't pitch until June.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:58 AM

February 19th (President's Day) at 2pm CST:

 

Twins announce they've reached an agreement through arbitration with starter Kyle Gibson, and have agreed to a three-year extension.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:08 AM

 

February 19th (President's Day) at 2pm CST:

 

Twins announce they've reached an agreement through arbitration with starter Kyle Gibson, and have agreed to a three-year extension.

 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:43 PM

Crickets.We're going with what we've got. 

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he gone!


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:03 PM

 

Alex Cobb - 4 year deal worth $68m on Friday

This would be my guess, though maybe it'd happen next Friday because of how slow everything has been proceeding.


#14 HrbekRules

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:37 PM

Well, I know it won't be Hector Santiago (just signed with the White Sox).  Lance Lynn (not who I want them to sign), Monday at 4:22pm Eastern.

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#15 Hosken Bombo Disco

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:37 PM

Thursday morning, an elite veteran pitcher on an amazing one year deal
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#16 Cory Engelhardt

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:42 PM

 

Crickets.We're going with what we've got. 

 

Doubt it


#17 Hosken Bombo Disco

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:42 PM

Coming off arm surgery

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#18 Hosken Bombo Disco

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:44 PM

Doubt it

I wouldn't be so sure. I have no expectations. I'm assuming signing/trading for a #5 guy doesn't count (assuming Garcia is probably a #4 type)

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:04 PM

 

Crickets.We're going with what we've got. 

So to answer the question, are you going with the MLB draft in June? Which day? Although they'd have until August to actually sign them...

 

I don't recommend it, but it's a interesting thought experiment to project the Twins never signing or acquiring another starting pitcher again, ever. At what point do they run out? Better to promote minor league depth guys, or just use the bullpen for all 9 innings? (Then Rod Serling reveals that we're actually living in that world now, and all of our starting pitchers are actually just long relievers!)

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#20 Hosken Bombo Disco

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:07 PM

So to answer the question, are you going with the MLB draft in June? Which day? Although they'd have until August to actually sign them...
 
I don't recommend it, but it's a interesting thought experiment to project the Twins never signing or acquiring another starting pitcher again, ever. At what point do they run out? Better to promote minor league depth guys, or just use the bullpen for all 9 innings? (Then Rod Serling reveals that we're actually living in that world now, and all of our starting pitchers are actually just long relievers!)

Ok I'll bite: June 5, 2018, and I will forego the bonus on guessing the name :)
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