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#121 Doomtints

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 01:06 PM

(Curtiss has a higher ceiling than Parker.)

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#122 cmoss84

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 01:24 PM

 

(Curtiss has a higher ceiling than Parker.)

FWIW

Have a couple sports geeks buddies that are big time Angel fans (realistic ones). They said he "was decent," and probably the best RP in their pen, which was not very good.

 

Parker a safer bet to contribute for us. Curtiss, like you said, has higher ceiling, but Parker a better chance of being reliable. 

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 09:53 AM

 

FWIW

Have a couple sports geeks buddies that are big time Angel fans (realistic ones). They said he "was decent," and probably the best RP in their pen, which was not very good.

 

Parker a safer bet to contribute for us. Curtiss, like you said, has higher ceiling, but Parker a better chance of being reliable. 

 

I think this trade can make sense if the Twins are in a "win now" mode. Trade away the guy who (probably) still has to develop for 1.5 years to sign a guy who can 'contribute' right now.

 

However, the Twins are not in a "win now" mode -- they don't even want to spend anything -- so they should have kept the guy with the higher ceiling and who the team could control until 2025.

 

I'm not upset about this move but these are the types of things that got the team in trouble under Bill Smith. It really would not surprise me if Curtiss gets a WS ring before he retires as the likelihood that he peaked already with only 15 MLB innings under his belt and such great numbers in the minors seems unlikely. Obviously this is just my opinion, and clearly the Twins have a different opinion.

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#124 birdwatcher

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 10:25 AM

 

(Curtiss has a higher ceiling than Parker.)

 

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#125 cmoss84

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 10:44 AM

 

I think this trade can make sense if the Twins are in a "win now" mode. Trade away the guy who (probably) still has to develop for 1.5 years to sign a guy who can 'contribute' right now.

 

However, the Twins are not in a "win now" mode -- they don't even want to spend anything -- so they should have kept the guy with the higher ceiling and who the team could control until 2025.

 

I'm not upset about this move but these are the types of things that got the team in trouble under Bill Smith. It really would not surprise me if Curtiss gets a WS ring before he retires as the likelihood that he peaked already with only 15 MLB innings under his belt and such great numbers in the minors seems unlikely. Obviously this is just my opinion, and clearly the Twins have a different opinion.

Still a lot of free-agent season left. Quality players still out there. We've already signed a few FA-don't be surprised if they sign a couple more (no, I'm not expecting Machado).

 

I agree with your overall concept, but we might be more in win-now mode than you think...let the off-season play out and we might be in as good of position as any team in our division.

 

*Also, when the Twins are in "definite win-now mode," how much will they spend? What is the most we have ever spent? Do you expect that number to go up?

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