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#721 cardsfan

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 05:46 AM

Who is going to sign Keuchel and Kimbrel this late in spring training?

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 11:09 AM



Is there anyone left worth a damn in the next free agency class?

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 11:38 AM

 



Is there anyone left worth a damn in the next free agency class?

 

That will be the excuse next year, there just aren't any good ones.....which is why waiting for the perfect moment to add talent is BS. It might not be there......add it while you can.

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It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 11:42 AM

 



Is there anyone left worth a damn in the next free agency class?

 

Xander Bogaerts, Anthony Rendon and Gerrit Cole will all probably get paid well if they reach free agency, but I'd bet at least two of them also sign extensions.

 

It's paramount that this team starts developing their own super star players. 


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 11:50 AM

 

That will be the excuse next year, there just aren't any good ones.....which is why waiting for the perfect moment to add talent is BS. It might not be there......add it while you can.

 

If Cruz, Gonzalez, Lynn, Santana, Hughes, Nolasco level free agents don't float your boat, then I don't think it's an excuse. This list is awful.

 

Sounds like Goldschmidt and Sale can already be crossed off. Outside of Bogearts, Rendon and Cole, all of whom have had rumored extension talks, there's not a player left who would be considered a significant signing at least no more so than what the Twins annually do.

 

https://www.mlbtrade...ree-agents.html

 

 

 

 


#726 Mike Sixel

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 11:59 AM

 

If Cruz, Gonzalez, Lynn, Santana, Hughes, Nolasco level free agents don't float your boat, then I don't think it's an excuse. This list is awful.

 

Sounds like Goldschmidt and Sale can already be crossed off. Outside of Bogearts, Rendon and Cole, all of whom have had rumored extension talks, there's not a player left who would be considered a significant signing at least no more so than what the Twins annually do.

 

https://www.mlbtrade...ree-agents.html

 

There were a few last year, and a few this year that were good/great. The Twins signed Cruz and a bunch of bargains. You're right, they have to do a much better job of development, because they aren't winning any bids for great players, apparently, since they just won't be many most years. 

 

And, yes, that's kind of my point. If there is a one, you better be trying very hard to get him. Because supply is limited.

It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 01:34 PM

5/$145 extension for Sale, pending a physical.

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 08:15 PM

 

Xander Bogaerts, Anthony Rendon and Gerrit Cole will all probably get paid well if they reach free agency, but I'd bet at least two of them also sign extensions.

 

It's paramount that this team starts developing their own super star players. 

I don't think this just applies to the Twins, any team that wants to compete is going to need to develop their own stars or try and trade for them (whether that be acquiring prospects or trading prospects for a proven player).


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 08:30 PM

 

Wow, that's quite the team friendly extension! Hopefully the Twins can develop the prospects they got for him and make it a worthwhile trade... but it's looking like a great move for the Astros.

The most expensive extension for a non closer relief pitcheris considered a team friendly deal?

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 11:38 PM

 

The most expensive extension for a non closer relief pitcheris considered a team friendly deal?

Really, it is? The way Pressly was pitching, he's worth way more than $17.5M over 2 years. For me there isn't much of a difference between being paid as the closer and being paid to throw high leverage innings.


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Posted 23 March 2019 - 10:42 AM

 

Really, it is? The way Pressly was pitching, he's worth way more than $17.5M over 2 years. For me there isn't much of a difference between being paid as the closer and being paid to throw high leverage innings.

 27 outs in a game. Somebody has to pitch the ball well enough to get them

Mental aspects of the game. Ron Davis did great as a set up pitcher. While the closer might not have the hardest batters, there is something about getting the last batters. 


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Posted 23 March 2019 - 12:02 PM

Verlander also extended for 2 years. 66 mil deal.

 

No excuse for this team not to have been in on 2 generational talents in Harper and Machado.


#733 cardsfan

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 11:48 AM

Some years ago we had a sports talking head named Jack Clark wonder why Verlander had lost some speed on his fastball after signing contract. Now he is back.

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 11:49 AM

Who is going to sign Keuchel and Kimbrel this late in spring training?


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Posted 24 March 2019 - 11:50 AM

Who is going to sign Keuchel and Kimbrel this late in spring training?

Even later.

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 01:31 PM



Hmm, wonder if they would move on from Posey?

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 01:50 PM

 



Hmm, wonder if they would move on from Posey?

Or permanently move him to first base.

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 01:51 PM

 

 

Even later.

They'll like have to start in extended spring training or the minor leagues at this point.


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Posted 25 March 2019 - 01:56 PM

 

Hmm, wonder if they would move on from Posey?

I wouldn't read too much into it. Kratz is 38 years old, Murphy was maybe too interesting to pass up (and they claimed him from a division rival).

 

They're probably just stockpiling a bit right now, with an eye toward sorting them out later and getting Posey plenty of time at 1B too.


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Posted 26 March 2019 - 07:54 AM

DeGrom locked in long term.