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#41 Twodogs

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:20 AM

Well the way for teams to handle that is by not offering those guys anything, that as a result will drop the value of their offers from those west coast teams because they won't have any competition for those players and soon they won't like the value of their offers anymore. Let them corner themselves out of the market. I mean if we all already know they won't sign, why bother?

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#42 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:27 AM

Well the way for teams to handle that is by not offering those guys anything, that as a result will drop the value of their offers from those west coast teams because they won't have any competition for those players and soon they won't like the value of their offers anymore. Let them corner themselves out of the market. I mean if we all already know they won't sign, why bother?


You'd still have 6 teams bidding, which is plenty. It only takes 2 teams to drive up a price.

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 12:27 PM

Well the way for teams to handle that is by not offering those guys anything, that as a result will drop the value of their offers from those west coast teams because they won't have any competition for those players and soon they won't like the value of their offers anymore. Let them corner themselves out of the market. I mean if we all already know they won't sign, why bother?


I’m not sure I follow the logic...make it cheaper for west coast teams? How does that help the Twins?
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#44 akmanak

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 12:29 PM

He went to the M's debate over.

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#45 ashbury

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 02:31 PM

He went to the M's debate over.

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#46 Hosken Bombo Disco

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 03:01 PM

per Passan, ESPN

The novel contract could see Kikuchi in Seattle for as few as three years and as many as seven, according to sources. The base deal is for three years and $43 million. Following the 2021 season, the Mariners can trigger a four-year, $66 million extension. If they decline to do so, Kikuchi either can trigger a $13 million option for the 2022 season or elect free agency. The deal guarantees $56 million and can be worth as much as $109 million.

#47 Mike Sixel

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 03:04 PM

It's an interesting contract. Good for Seattle. No surprise to anyone he's on the West coast. Can't fault the Twins here at all.

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


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 07:34 PM

Dang. To the M's...

 

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#49 ChrisKnutson

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 08:33 PM

Sooo this means we’re signing Keuchel right??
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Posted 02 January 2019 - 08:10 AM

 

Sooo this means we’re signing Keuchel right??

 

If this team is still rolling with Sano and Polanco on the left side of the infield, they'd be insane to want anything to do with an expensive sinkerballer who can't miss bats.

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#51 RatherBeGolfing

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 02:37 PM

 

If this team is still rolling with Sano and Polanco on the left side of the infield, they'd be insane

 

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#52 Mike Sixel

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 03:00 PM

If this team is still rolling with Sano and Polanco on the left side of the infield, they'd be insane to want anything to do with an expensive sinkerballer who can't miss bats.


What's a better solution, or are you condoning not adding more starters this year? Which is a fine stance, just curious

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#53 Monkeypaws

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 03:35 PM

 

It's an interesting contract. Good for Seattle. No surprise to anyone he's on the West coast. Can't fault the Twins here at all.

If only Norway and Sweden started developing stud ballplayers. As much lutefisk, pickled herring and Swedish meatballs as you want....


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 04:34 PM

 

If this team is still rolling with Sano and Polanco on the left side of the infield, they'd be insane to want anything to do with an expensive sinkerballer who can't miss bats.

The fact that Polanco is over at short bugs me.We were so in love with Dozier that we had to do that.


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Posted 03 January 2019 - 06:06 AM

The fact that Polanco is over at short bugs me.We were so in love with Dozier that we had to do that.


Whatever the reasons for it, it was what it was. But I do agree Polanco needs to move to second and I’d prefer he did it this year and not sit on our thumbs waiting for Lewis. Get Polanco established at 2nd BEFORE Lewis comes up. So I want them to trade for or sign a legit SS now ... there’s still one available on the FA market, but the White Sox are closer to signing him than we are. The White Sox.
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Posted 03 January 2019 - 06:13 AM

If only Norway and Sweden started developing stud ballplayers. As much lutefisk, pickled herring and Swedish meatballs as you want....

it seems like we have/had the market on German, Dutch, and Australian players.... too bad none of those countries have leagues competitive with Japan

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 07:53 AM

 

What's a better solution, or are you condoning not adding more starters this year? Which is a fine stance, just curious

 

I would condone not adding any sinkerballers, they're not a fit for this team. Nor any team that thinks intentionally putting the ball in play is a bad idea.

 

The free agent starters were brutal this year, I wouldn't have wanted to add one just for the sake of making a move. I don't know, maybe take a chance on Gio Gonzalez or Clay Buchholz if they have any desire to come here. Otherwise, yeah, I don't see any of those free agents making the team any better.




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