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#41 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 09:38 PM

Berardino reporting that Castro is headed to Colorado for a second opinion on his knee.

From a purely speculative point of view, this sounds like it could be a long term injury.
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Posted 13 May 2018 - 07:30 AM

Twins are not bringing in a catcher now, st the deadline, or next season. Castro is the front offices guy, as he was there first signing I think. Garver is more than capable as a backup. The Ramos horse, is in fact, dead.
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Posted 13 May 2018 - 07:38 AM

On the other hand, the first signing might indicate the high priority the front office puts on the catcher position.

If age or injury prevents Castro from playing at his prior level of defense, they may be motivated to look for an alternative.

#44 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 08:10 AM

Twins are not bringing in a catcher now, st the deadline, or next season. Castro is the front offices guy, as he was there first signing I think. Garver is more than capable as a backup. The Ramos horse, is in fact, dead.


Not sure about that. Should Castro need season ending surgery, he'd be almost 32 when he recovers, and Garver becomes the starter, with Wilson the back up.
I wouldn't be surprised to see them take a look at catchers, though not necessarily Ramos- payroll is probably pretty much maxed out at this point.

#45 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 08:39 AM

Not sure about that. Should Castro need season ending surgery, he'd be almost 32 when he recovers, and Garver becomes the starter, with Wilson the back up.
I wouldn't be surprised to see them take a look at catchers, though not necessarily Ramos- payroll is probably pretty much maxed out at this point.

Payroll isn’t maxed next season. The team has a boatload of money coming off the books.

But I agree it’s unlikely they target Ramos.

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:35 AM

Payroll isn’t maxed next season. The team has a boatload of money coming off the books.

But I agree it’s unlikely they target Ramos.


I meant this year, at the deadline.

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 11:04 AM

I'd rather target Realmuto anyway.(If, in the unlikely case, we were targeting a catching upgrade)

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 11:12 AM

Happy for Garver, who seems to have quieted his critics -- at least for now. 

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 02:45 PM

 

I meant this year, at the deadline.

Ah, yes. Hard to say there. I didn't expect Lynn but if ownership sees a window, I wouldn't rule out some additions, provided they're not outrageously expensive.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 03:12 PM

Ugh Castro out another 4 to 6 weeks with surgery.

 


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 03:14 PM

 

Ugh Castro out another 4 to 6 weeks with surgery.

 

Not sure if I like the idea of Wilson being on the roster for another 4 to 6 weeks. Maybe they could scoop someone off the DFA scrap pile to back up Garver?

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 04:55 PM

This is an example of why you stick a prospect (with options) in AAA to start the season and sign a backup like Gimenez. Part of me is really happy that Garver made the roster on opening dayand has been getting some AB's to prove if he is a long term roster option but the other part would be less concerned if they could call up a catcher of Garver's level from AAA.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 05:38 PM

 

This is an example of why you stick a prospect (with options) in AAA to start the season and sign a backup like Gimenez.

 

Bobby Wilson IS this year's Chris Gimenez.

 

Wilson's okay, but I'm not sure he's the type of guy you want playing twice a week for the next 2 months. Not sure what the Twins can do. They don't have any other catchers on the 40-man. Here's what's in Rochester, per the interwebz:

 

Wynston Sawyer

Wilson Astudillo

Jordon Pacheco

 

I dunno.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:02 PM

Bobby Wilson IS this year's Chris Gimenez.

Wilson's okay, but I'm not sure he's the type of guy you want playing twice a week for the next 2 months. Not sure what the Twins can do. They don't have any other catchers on the 40-man. Here's what's in Rochester, per the interwebz:

Wynston Sawyer
Wilson Astudillo
Jordon Pacheco

I dunno.


Correct. Only this time, they had the, maybe, better player in Minnesota, not Rochester.

I'd rather have Castro and Garver, then Garver and Wilson, than Castro and Wilson first....
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:08 AM

Might not be the worst idea to see what the Cubs want for Gimenez. Great clubhouse guy, knows the pitchers, not great with the bat but better than Wilson. I can't think the Cubs would stand in his way of getting some more MLB playing time, you could get him for a song.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:09 AM

That said, it's always possible that Wilson gets hot for 2-3 weeks and makes this palatable.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:11 AM

 

 

Wynston Sawyer

Wilson Astudillo

Jordon Pacheco

 

I dunno.

 

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:16 AM

Do what real teams do, find someone that will actually make a difference.

 

Get on the phone with Miami and cash in some of the minor league talent I keep reading about for J T Realmuto.

 

Realmuto and Castro, with Garver as a 3rd C, RH DH, RH PHer, and RH hitting 5th OFer.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:37 AM

 

That said, it's always possible that Wilson gets hot for 2-3 weeks and makes this palatable.

It's also possible that I sprout a vestigial tail.

 

Neither is overly likely, but given what I've seen from Wilson's swing, my money is on the tail.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:47 AM

 

That said, it's always possible that Wilson gets hot for 2-3 weeks and makes this palatable.

Wilson already had his hot streak. He got a hit.

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