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#41 TheLeviathan

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 09:44 PM

 

Amazing they ever even signed Santana, then, and especially for 4 years.

 

I'm just going to say that this is a poor argument.I hope an explanation isn't necessary.

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 09:49 PM

 

So if he's signed to a 4 year extension, that makes him the same age that Santana is now (or there abouts).I'm a believer in what he's been doing, and having 2 out of 5 spots essentially locked down for the next 3-4 years (Berrios timeline) with consistent, above average-to-better pitchers, is better than we've experienced in a long, loooong, time.I guess it comes down to whether or not people believe that a couple of the pitching prospects can make it in the next 3-4 years to fill in or, in some cases, more than just be mlb filler (romero, graterol, thorpe, gonsalves)

 

If they extend him, I really hope they can get 2 years or if they have to 3 years.  

 

I like Romero and Graterol and think they both will be good MLB pitchers with potential to be great.I'm on the fence on Thorpe, he is an interesting prospect.Gonsalves could surprise, but all I here is not enough control with no plus pitches.  

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 09:50 PM

 

You are not supposed to compliment Wilson, Rodney or Belisle on this forum. Shhhh. ;)

 

And to return the compliment, you are doing pretty good yourself.;)


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Posted 26 July 2018 - 09:51 PM

 

And to return the compliment, you are doing pretty good yourself.;)

 

yeah, well played!

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 09:53 PM

Over the last calendar year Gibson has been the 20th best starting pitcher in the majors in terms of fWAR (Berrios is 17th). To even consider trading him should require a huge package coming back and I doubt that an appealing offer is out there. I'd be more than happy to sign him to a 3-year deal this off-season.

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 09:54 PM

[scrolls up to make sure he is on the right thread]

 

Wow!  What a game!  That team tonight didn't look scared, or intimidated, or lackadaisical, or any other word associated with being a loser.  I often feel like they are like the Millennium Falcon.  While often mistaken for a hunk of junk, and frequently broke down, when she's right, she's still the fastest ship in the galaxy.

 

Somebody said Berrios and Gibson could be 2/3.  They pitched like aces the last two games.  This is something you build on.

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 10:01 PM

Why risk the extension if they have all that $$$ and "flexibility?" 

 

If he continues to pitch like this through next season then address the idea of an extension or just sign him as a FA. I guess I'm surprised that so many are comfortable extending a guy, who up until last September looked like he didn't belong on the active roster. I get that he threw a nice game tonight but...yeah...

 

IMO Gibson is still much closer to Nick Blackburn than Brad Radke, i.e. not a guy I'm dying to commit to long term, especially into his 30s. If another team is certain Gibson has truly turned a corner, and makes an offer that reflects that belief the Twins would be fools not to take it. 

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 10:10 PM

 

I’d rather have 1.4 years of Gibson. Easily.

Which Gibson, 13'-17' or 2018? 

 

I agree that whatever the Twins get back in a trade won't have near the impact in 19' that Gibson would if he builds off of this season, but you're also taking a pretty serious leap of faith that this is the pitcher Gibson is going to be for the next 1.4 years. 


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Posted 26 July 2018 - 10:24 PM

 

Which Gibson, 13'-17' or 2018? 

 

I agree that whatever the Twins get back in a trade won't have near the impact in 19' that Gibson would if he builds off of this season, but you're also taking a pretty serious leap of faith that this is the pitcher Gibson is going to be for the next 1.4 years. 

 

Definitely a Gibson doubter. Diversity is a great thing.

Edited by h2oface, 26 July 2018 - 10:27 PM.

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 10:24 PM

I wouldn't be opposed to him being traded.But as I said before, I believe in what he's doing now.Some players have long prime years; others only have a couple.When Gibson was drafted, he was a consensus top 15 pick (many had him in the top 10) based on talent.He fell due to his injury and the Twins took a chance.If he's living up to promise, then we can expect a few more years of his current production, which would be awesome for a team that hasn't had a decent rotation in over a decade.Again, not opposed to trading him for a good return, but taking a leap-of-faith on him continuing what he's doing now has a higher probability of success than taking a leap-of-faith on another teams prospect.

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 10:25 PM

13-5 over their last 18 games. Come on, boys, let’s keep it rolling.
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Posted 26 July 2018 - 10:29 PM

 

13-5 over their last 18 games. Come on, boys, let’s keep it rolling.

 

We just need to ignore a sweep by the next to the worst team in baseball.....

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 10:51 PM

Yeah that was an unnecessary risk by Rosario in the sixth. You can see what he was thinking but it took him too long to pop up from his slide and he was out by a good amount, even with the poor throw.
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Posted 26 July 2018 - 10:51 PM

 

If Gibson was a normally aged pitcher at the end of his team control I'd probably agree with you.But an extension to a 32 year old is a major gamble right from the outset, regardless of who they are.

 

So, sure, there is value in keeping him, but I wouldn't let that stop me from aggressively shopping him.  

 

Few upcoming free agent starters are significantly younger, and the Twins would get some kind of discount by assuming the risk of the extension (i.e., that Gibson doesn't pitch well in 2019). Also, the Twins have tons of near-term payroll capacity and there's zero chance they'd use it all up with free agent signings and/or extensions for guys like Berrios and Rosario.

 

The main reason I'm against trading Gibson though is 2019 . . . the Twins play in a bad division and absolutely should be able to compete. 

 

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 10:53 PM

Seems like Kyle Gibson has adopted a motion that looks almost like short-arming the ball, with an abbreviated windup of his pitching arm. Hitters have a terrible time gaging the speed as well as the type of pitch he's throwing. 

 

I don't recall seeing better stuff from Gibson. Not only were his breaking balls falling off the table, his heater was consistently on the edges of the zone the whole time. 

 

Heh-heh, it's almost like Gibson just showcased himself for the two teams he'd most like to pitch for, the Yankees and the Red Sox. 

 

Heh-heh... 

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 10:55 PM

 

If Gibson was a normally aged pitcher at the end of his team control I'd probably agree with you.But an extension to a 32 year old is a major gamble right from the outset, regardless of who they are.

 

So, sure, there is value in keeping him, but I wouldn't let that stop me from aggressively shopping him.  

Why not a three year deal; even with a team option for that third year.  

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 11:03 PM

 
Heh-heh, it's almost like Gibson just showcased himself for the two teams he'd most like to pitch for, the Yankees and the Red Sox. 
 
Heh-heh...


Precisely my thoughts after he finished off the 8th with that K of "Just Dingers". If we could package he and Dozier to BOS...I wonder if we could get a nice return? I know nothing of their farm system so, I have zero clue if it's even remotely something to look into. But, dreamers are gonna dream.

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 11:03 PM

Bravo to Molitor letting it ride with Gibson. No one would have batted an eye if Gibby had been pulled after seven, or even the sixth.
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Posted 26 July 2018 - 11:16 PM

Best case return: They get a player who might one day be as good as he is right now. Pass.


By that logic, you never trade for prospects ever. Good luck building a team.

There's always next year, or the next, or maybe by the time I'm Chief's age, I guess....


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Posted 26 July 2018 - 11:26 PM

Precisely my thoughts after he finished off the 8th with that K of "Just Dingers". If we could package he and Dozier to BOS...I wonder if we could get a nice return? I know nothing of their farm system so, I have zero clue if it's even remotely something to look into. But, dreamers are gonna dream.


Boston is the only team without any top 100 prospects in the just updated list. They are pretty depleted. Perhaps the would trade Sale? He is getting so old though.....

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