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#61 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 11:38 AM

The Twins clearly disagree, as they were the 2nd bidder on Darvish, so they wanted him (just for 1 year less).......


I'm not sure they actually wanted him.
They offered him a contract that, while technically might have been the 2nd highest, he was never, IMO, going to accept. And I'm sure his agent made it clear to teams that he wasn't signing without a player opt out, so IMO, the Twins knew he wasn't going to consider their offer.

#62 tarheeltwinsfan

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 03:10 PM

I would give several Mets and several ofthe Mets' best minor league prospects.

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#63 Mike Sixel

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 06:41 PM

 

I'm not sure they actually wanted him.
They offered him a contract that, while technically might have been the 2nd highest, he was never, IMO, going to accept. And I'm sure his agent made it clear to teams that he wasn't signing without a player opt out, so IMO, the Twins knew he wasn't going to consider their offer.

 

That's certainly possible, that it was all PR. I accused them of as much last year, and was told that wasn't fair.....

It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. Oh, and I have at least one blog post now......The table on my first blog post is now fixed. Sigh.


#64 rv78

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 07:27 AM

Let's speculate that the Twins become real players in the Free Agent market instead of pretenders. That is afterall what we were promised when we helped fund a new stadium for them. 


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 09:27 AM

Let's speculate that the Twins become real players in the Free Agent market instead of pretenders. That is afterall what we were promised when we helped fund a new stadium for them. 

I thought the promise was that they could sign their good homegrown players when those players became eligible to leave.

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#66 Mike Sixel

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 09:56 AM

 

I thought the promise was that they could sign their good homegrown players when those players became eligible to leave.

 

Wouldn't that require them to develop one first? It's a convenient way to not spend money.....

 

but, they spent a lot last year. They just spent it very wrongly, imo.

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 10:17 AM

Wouldn't that require them to develop one first? It's a convenient way to not spend money.....

 

but, they spent a lot last year. They just spent it very wrongly, imo.

I was trying to correct the record on what was said. Not what they should have said. :)

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