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#1 caninatl04

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 10:41 AM

I wish I was writing about the playoffs.But, alas, I am thinking ahead.Although I am not optimistic about 2019, there is much to be done this offseason.

 

It looks like the Twins will be drafting around #10.They should also get a competitive balance pick that, based on the rotation, should result in three picks in the top 50.

 

It is difficult to conceive of a scenario where the Twins would lose a free agent that would result in a compensatory pick.

 

Much will change between now and June 2019, but the forecasts are that the best arms are at the high school level.Bats are at the college level.

 

I think the FO's first two drafts were very successful.

 

Thoughts on the draft anyone?


#2 Vanimal46

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 11:08 AM

We have a long, long ways to go before draft time, so I have no idea.

As far as the off-season ahead, lots of work needs to be done. Find a legit fielding SS, a pitcher who can slot in at #1 or #2 in the rotation, 3-4 bullpen arms, and legit backup plans for Buxton/Sano.
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#3 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 11:20 AM

I wish I was writing about the playoffs. But, alas, I am thinking ahead. Although I am not optimistic about 2019, there is much to be done this offseason.

It looks like the Twins will be drafting around #10. They should also get a competitive balance pick that, based on the rotation, should result in three picks in the top 50.

It is difficult to conceive of a scenario where the Twins would lose a free agent that would result in a compensatory pick.

Much will change between now and June 2019, but the forecasts are that the best arms are at the high school level. Bats are at the college level.

I think the FO's first two drafts were very successful.

Thoughts on the draft anyone?


Didn't they trade their second rounder with Hughes?

#4 tarheeltwinsfan

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 11:55 AM

 

I wish I was writing about the playoffs.But, alas, I am thinking ahead.Although I am not optimistic about 2019, there is much to be done this offseason.

 

It looks like the Twins will be drafting around #10.They should also get a competitive balance pick that, based on the rotation, should result in three picks in the top 50.

 

It is difficult to conceive of a scenario where the Twins would lose a free agent that would result in a compensatory pick.

 

Much will change between now and June 2019, but the forecasts are that the best arms are at the high school level.Bats are at the college level.

 

I think the FO's first two drafts were very successful.

 

Thoughts on the draft anyone?

It's the middle of September and once again we are concerned about next year's draft. Iam with you. I understand. I don't want this to happen again next year. I thought about simply lowering my expectations. Then I remembered 1987 and 1991 and so I say, sign me up for next year. Spring is right around the corner. 

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 12:08 PM

 

Didn't they trade their second rounder with Hughes?

That was for the 2018 draft. Also, wasn't quite a second rounder -- it was a competitive balance pick after the second round, #74 overall. (Those are the only picks that are tradeable)

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 08:38 AM

 

It's the middle of September and once again we are concerned about next year's draft. Iam with you. I understand. I don't want this to happen again next year. I thought about simply lowering my expectations. Then I remembered 1987 and 1991 and so I say, sign me up for next year. Spring is right around the corner. 

Hi Tar Heel;

 

The only point I disagree with is the "mid September" reference.This year's product had us thinking of next year in as far back as, what, mid June?

 

Yes, I am kidding.

 

I sincerely hope we are talking about October two years from now.

 

 

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