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#41 howeda7

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:04 AM

Paul Molitor frantically looks at a calendar to see when new closer Matt Belisle is eligible to return from the DL.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:05 AM

Hildy is cooked. I guess it's Reed, May or Rogers until Matty B. returns. 


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:43 AM

http://oaklandclubho...a-chalmers-rhp/

 

https://www.mlb.com/...ing/c-141551706

 

https://www.msn.com/...tics/vp-BBLJnKb

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:45 AM

If you look up baseball lotery ticket, Chalmer's picture might be there.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:22 AM

FWIW, Chalmers, like most of the prospects acquired in July, does not have to be added to the 40-man until after 2019.
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:24 AM

Nice article on Chalmers

 

http://oaklandclubho...a-chalmers-rhp/

 


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:51 AM

Hey folks, long time lurker, finally joining the party. Of all of the trades, this is probably the one that I'm most indifferent about. Rodney is not part of the future, so I don't mind cutting the cord. 

 

I'm all for adding pitching depth. We're adding bodies and sooner or later, we're going to hit on a guy or two. That said... out of all of the moves being made, can somebody explain to me why we're not taking a flier on a catcher? It seems to me like that's the weakest position in the organization. If we're adding bodies and taking fliers, why aren't we doing it there? We're a Garver injury from a Wilson/Astudillo experience. Now that we're in full on lost season mode, I feel like I can say that last part out loud. 

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:57 AM

 

Hey folks, long time lurker, finally joining the party. Of all of the trades, this is probably the one that I'm most indifferent about. Rodney is not part of the future, so I don't mind cutting the cord. 

 

I'm all for adding pitching depth. We're adding bodies and sooner or later, we're going to hit on a guy or two. That said... out of all of the moves being made, can somebody explain to me why we're not taking a flier on a catcher? It seems to me like that's the weakest position in the organization. If we're adding bodies and taking fliers, why aren't we doing it there? We're a Garver injury from a Wilson/Astudillo experience. Now that we're in full on lost season mode, I feel like I can say that last part out loud. 

 

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:58 AM

This one stings me. Now that it didn't matter if the Twins won or lost, moreover benefited them if they lost, I was enjoying the 9th inning save opportunities with Rodney on the hill. Indeed, it was 12 minutes of me smiling like a butcher's dog!


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:00 AM

I'm a little surprised. 

 

I thought they would pick up the option and Rodney would be back. 

 

We are going to need a big quantity of players next year. 

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:05 AM

 

I'm a little surprised. 

 

I thought they would pick up the option and Rodney would be back. 

 

We are going to need a big quantity of players next year. 

Looks like the Twins are all in in Kimbrel next yer, they have plenty of money for it.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:07 AM

You would think if trading Rodney was part of the plan, they would have gotten a better return prior to the deadline.Considering his salary and that he has not been ineffective, someone was going to claim him and limit your trade options.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:09 AM

One problem is the surgery.He won't be back until when, mid season?Drafted in 2015, we will need to add him to the 40-man following next year.That doesn't give the Twins a lot of time to judge whether he is deserving.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:11 AM

 

Looks like the Twins are all in in Kimbrel next yer, they have plenty of money for it.

 

I'm not sure what this looks like yet? But I am interested enough to keep watching. 

 

 

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:18 AM

You would think if trading Rodney was part of the plan, they would have gotten a better return prior to the deadline. Considering his salary and that he has not been ineffective, someone was going to claim him and limit your trade options.


This is fair. And this return doesn't seem like the kind to make us change our mind about whether to keep him either. So that seems to suggest we were strongly thinking about moving him anyway.
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:23 AM

One problem is the surgery. He won't be back until when, mid season? Drafted in 2015, we will need to add him to the 40-man following next year. That doesn't give the Twins a lot of time to judge whether he is deserving.


Well, he doesn't "have" to be added to the 40-man. He will just be available for selection in the Rule 5 draft if we don't. But his profile and resume doesn't suggest he would be selected in Rule 5.

If he's not selected in Rule 5, he won't be eligible for minor league free agency any earlier than the end of the 2021 season. So we should have plenty of time to evaluate him and work with him.
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:26 AM

Good move. Low risk, high reward. Hopefully the Twins farm system helps the kid's dreams come true.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:27 AM

And, I hope the Twins rough him up soon.

That means you hope the A's are leading in the bottom of the ninth when he comes in, you traitor. :)

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:30 AM

That means you hope the A's are leading in the bottom of the ninth when he comes in, you traitor. :)


I don't think the A's will be using him as closer.
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:38 AM

Not sure how many walk offs Rodney gave up this season, but more than enough.

Only two, by my count. Opening Day stuck in our minds of course. It happened again in April against the Yankees.

 

And then, amazingly (I would have bet the wrong way also), never again.

 

For almost two months, May 2 through June 28, a stretch of 19 games, he was involved in only winning efforts. July, nearly so. August, nearly so.

 

Yes, a closer's usage pattern has a lot to do with it. Yes, he blew saves, and we remember them painfully. But, it usually wasn't Rodney trudging off the field while the other team mobbed their guy at home plate.

 

Incredibly. :)

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