Twins players who should be looked at for long term deals
Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:57 AM
I proposed five players who should get a look are Jared Burton, Scott Diamond, Brian Duensing, Trevor Plouffe, and Ben Revere. I don't think they should get one, but the internal talks should at least being going on about these players. A couple of them the Twins still have under control for awhile and could wait on, but it wouldnt hurt to lock them up either.
Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:05 PM
I completely disagree with offering Diamond a contract. he's 26 and he has 5 more seasons before he becomes a FA. Let the Blackburn contract be a warning and go year to year in arb with a relatively low upside pitcher.
Plouffe needs to show more before you start guaranteeing 5+ yrs of money for the same reasons as Diamond. Similar for revere.
duensing is 29 with 3 more arb years. go year to year since 3 yrs is about as long as I want to guarantee money to a RP'er. And you don't really gain a lot by buying out yrs early.
Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:18 PM
Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:21 PM
As for Plouffe, he's shown that he deserves a chance at third base. Not only are his power numbers great when healthy, but it's not like we have much else in the pipeline. He's got another year of serfdom before he's arbitration eligible I think. Let's see if he can stay healthy in 2013 before we offer much of an investment.