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#21 AlwaysinModeration


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 05:50 AM

Am I too late? I get a freebie on Cron, but I’m submitting before the winter meetings. Hat tip to Leviathan, I copied and pasted your format.

Sign OF Michael Brantley, 3yr/45M
Sign RP David Robertson 3y/33M
Sign RP Andrew Miller 3yr/27M
Sign 2B/1B/DH Daniel Murphy 2yr/20M
Sign SS Jose Iglesias 2yr/16M
[Claim CJ Cron, arb 5.2M]

Total additions by Free Agency - 141M; 53M for 2019, 53M for 2020, 35M for 2021

Trade: Send Max Kepler, Fernando Romero, Nick Gordon and Jason Castro to the Mets for Noah Syndergaard. Not sure if this is enough, but I think the Twins brass is looking for a high-end starter and isn’t afraid to trade players to get there. Might need to add one of Lewis/Kirilloff/Graterol to get it done...which should be considered)

Total financial additions by trade: -6.2M.

Roster: (52.7M)

Catcher: Garver 600k (Astudillo)
1B - Cron 5.2M (Murphy, Austin)
2B - Polanco 600K / (Murphy)
3B - Sano 3.1M (Iglesias)
SS - Iglesias 8M (Polanco)
DH - Murphy 10M (Austin, Cron, Sano)
OF - Brantley 15M
OF - Buxton 1.2M
OF - Rosario 5M
Bench: Austin, Cave, Adrianza, Astudillo (Total 3.6M)

vs. RHP - Brantley, Polanco, Murphy, Rosario, Sano, Cron, Garver, Buxton, Iglesias
vs. LHP - Buxton, Polanco (SS) Sano, Cron (DH) Austin (1B) Garver, Brantley, Rosario, Murphy (2b)

Rotation: (31.8M)
Syndergaard 5.9M
Berrios 600k
Gibson 7.9M
Odorizzi 9.4M
Pineda 8M
(Next up: Mejia/Gonsalves/Littel)

Bullpen (33)
Robertson 11
Miller 9
May 1.1
Rogers 1.6
Hildenberger 600k
Reed 8.5
Moya 600k
Mejia 600K

Old contracts/buyouts: Hughes/Santana/Morrison: $8M
Not sure if these count against the total payroll or not, but let’s add them in.

Total payroll - $124.5M

I think this creates a pretty flexible lineup. Maybe could use a bigger LH bat for the lineup at 1B/DH, but pretty good overall.

Rotation suddenly looks really solid with a true #1. Pineda has real upside.

Bullpen could be very strong with those two additions (and a Reed bounce back).
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#22 CaptainTorii48


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:48 PM

My blueprint would be mostly based on what we have already, since the Twins have a full 40 man atm anyways. First priority change though is signing Marwin Gonzalez for Utility. Or if not him, would like to see as a backup move, signing Moustakas as a left power bat that can man 3rd; then have Sano basically DH, while backing up 3rd and 1st occasionally. Also would like to see us either sign a lefty starter, or try out Meija as our 5th starter, since he is. Then at that point just sign a legit tweener starter/reliever for innings and constistancy. To make room, I'd release Adrianza for Gonzalez, or Wade for Moustakas. Curtis would be 1st to release from our current pitching options. Then try May as a closer, with Moya as setup, see who sticks. Not going to predict trades...


SP-Gibson, Berrios, Pineda, Odorizzi, Meija/TBD

RP-Duffy, Hildenberger, Rogers, Reed, TBD,

Closer- May/Moya

C-Castro, Garver

1B-Cron, Austin

2B-Schoop/Polanco, Torreyes

SSPolanco/Schoop, Torreyes

3B-Gonzalez/Moustakas, Sano, Torreyes

LF-Rosario, Reed

CF-Buxton, Cave

RF-Kepler, Reed



So 25 man roster would be...

Pitchers-12- Gibson, Berrios, Pineda, Odorizzi, Meija, Duffy, Hildenberger, Rogers, Reed, Moya, May, TBD

Positions-13- Gonzalez/Moustakas, Rosario, Kepler, Buxton, Sano, Polanco, Schoop, Cron, Austin, Castro, Garver, Torreyes, Cave/Reed


Not great, but we're playing the kids with no high hopes here, so see what happens. Good managing and comradery could lead to a solid season with possible results. Sorry if this is a bit wonky, first post here...

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