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#1 jokin

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 01:52 PM

 

This is the one trade that should have been easy for Falvine. Guess we'll find out in 8 minutes.

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 02:00 PM

I feel like there's usually a few deals that become public in the subsequent minutes. 


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Posted 31 July 2018 - 02:20 PM

why trade the closer... we were obviously BUYERS at the deadline.... *sigh


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Posted 31 July 2018 - 02:25 PM

no one may have wanted the FRE experience... His name never came up... so unless something under the radar trickles in, I think he's a Twin through the end of the season.

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 02:44 PM

Maybe they want to exercise his 2019 option?
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Posted 31 July 2018 - 02:48 PM

Thad lavine said they werent trading people with team control on radio broadcast...except were blown away by pressley offer.
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Posted 31 July 2018 - 03:06 PM

Well, a 41 year old that can still hit 98 on the gun, and is second in active saves, and has an Experience named after him, all for 4.5 million, I'd keep him too.

 

He is tied for the league lead in blown saves at 6, but St. Ryan Pressly, Familia and Duke have 4, Brad Hand has 5, so for a team fighting for a .500 record, Rodney is fine.

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 04:39 PM

Rodney still has great stuff, sometimes so electric it would make the major league announcer blush.

But it’s not like he’s cooked, he still throws hard
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Posted 31 July 2018 - 05:07 PM

He's cheap enough you can pick the option up and use him next year, even if it's not as the closer. Or you can possibly trade him in the off-season.

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 07:06 PM

Rodney still has great stuff, sometimes so electric it would make the major league announcer blush.

But it’s not like he’s cooked, he still throws hard

the roster spot is worth more than whatever few saves they can eek out of him.
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Posted 31 July 2018 - 07:08 PM

He's cheap enough you can pick the option up and use him next year, even if it's not as the closer. Or you can possibly trade him in the off-season.

he could pass waivers and be traded in August
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Posted 31 July 2018 - 07:31 PM

First... Let me put on my plastic whatever thing before I say this. 

 

I'd pick up his option for 2019. 

 

OK... Throw your tomatoes at me... I'm ready for them.:)

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 07:34 PM

First... Let me put on my plastic whatever thing before I say this.

I'd pick up his option for 2019.

OK... Throw your tomatoes at me... I'm ready for them. :)

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Edited by Sconnie, 31 July 2018 - 07:36 PM.

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 07:35 PM

First... Let me put on my plastic whatever thing before I say this. 
 
I'd pick up his option for 2019. 
 
OK... Throw your tomatoes at me... I'm ready for them.:)


I agree. I am sure would we both add the “as long as ends the season healthy”.

Additional cost to keep him is 4 million. That is an amount they can easily write off if he isn’t effective.
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Posted 31 July 2018 - 07:35 PM

 

Maybe they want to exercise his 2019 option?

Mike Berardino was saying that the Twins were planning on exercising the option, so he wasn't a priority to trade. 

 

Personally I'd like to see the Twins bring in a better (possibly younger?) closer and use Rodney in an 8th inning/damage-stopping role. He's a good closer when the lead is more than 1 run (yes, I know, all closers are) but his margin for error is too low for my liking.

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 07:45 PM

Mike Berardino was saying that the Twins were planning on exercising the option, so he wasn't a priority to trade. 
 
Personally I'd like to see the Twins bring in a better (possibly younger?) closer and use Rodney in an 8th inning/damage-stopping role. He's a good closer when the lead is more than 1 run (yes, I know, all closers are) but his margin for error is too low for my liking.


Kimbrel, Herrera, Britton, Miller, Familia, Kelly, Oh, Allen and maybe Soria are all free agents next year.

Assuming the Twins are only able to get one of Machado or Harper, they're going to have lots of money to throw at that group.
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Posted 31 July 2018 - 07:49 PM

 

Maybe they want to exOrcise his 2019 option?

 

FTFY

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 07:50 PM

 

Kimbrel, Herrera, Britton, Miller, Familia, Kelly, Oh, Allen and maybe Soria are all free agents next year.

Assuming the Twins are only able to get one of Machado or Harper, they're going to have lots of money to throw at that group.

nice.

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 08:08 PM

The real reason Rodney wasn't traded today: he is grandfathered under the old trading deadline of June 15.

(Might explain why we "had" to acquire Belisle before that date too?)

A similar grandfathering provision helps explain why Bartolo Colon is still allowed to pitch underhand from a box 45 feet away from home plate.
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Posted 31 July 2018 - 08:22 PM

 

First... Let me put on my plastic whatever thing before I say this. 

 

I'd pick up his option for 2019. 

 

OK... Throw your tomatoes at me... I'm ready for them.:)

I'd also pick up his option without thinking about it too hard.

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