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#41 Doomtints

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 02:43 PM

 

The Twins don't have payroll room to front load that deal.
No BamTech money this year, max payroll mandate is likely $103-106.

You can say there is no salary cap, but we have to deal in reality, not "coulds" or "shoulds". The FO has a hard payroll budget, whether we like it or not.

 

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#42 Major League Ready

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:14 PM

 

Id like to see us take a run at Marwin Gonzalez. Having him on the roster means you can keep 13 pitchers, Garver, Astudillo, and Austin on the bench.(okay not Astudillo) If Marwin plays every day, and he should, Cron, Sano, Rosario, Kepler, Buxton, Schoop, and Polanco could each get one day off a week. Use the restf of the money for a veteran lefty starter and a proven closer and our payroll is about 120 million.

 

Do you send Cave down in this scenario and use Gonzalez as the 4th outfielder? I would think they would be much more likely to cut Austin, keep Cave and they would need to cut Adrianza as well.


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:15 AM

Do you send Cave down in this scenario and use Gonzalez as the 4th outfielder? I would think they would be much more likely to cut Austin, keep Cave and they would need to cut Adrianza as well.

Until the need for 13 pitchers rears its ugly head why not have Adrianza, Gonzalez, Garver/Castro and either Cave or Astudillo on the bench. I think we already all know that Austin will be DFA-ed. They should be cool and do it now so he can go to Spring Training fresh. Gonzalez is gonna play every day, so the bench will be in constant state of flexibility.All the possible suitors for him are disappearing fast(Yankees, A's, Mets, Phillies, Nationals)

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 08:27 AM

 

Until the need for 13 pitchers rears its ugly head why not have Adrianza, Gonzalez, Garver/Castro and either Cave or Astudillo on the bench. I think we already all know that Austin will be DFA-ed. They should be cool and do it now so he can go to Spring Training fresh. Gonzalez is gonna play every day, so the bench will be in constant state of flexibility.All the possible suitors for him are disappearing fast(Yankees, A's, Mets, Phillies, Nationals)

 

You are forgetting about Cruz.


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 06:39 PM

The Twins will spend their excess cash in the Rule 6 draft, which is when the front offices get together to parse out which expensive bottles of scotch they can get from the Commissioner's stash. Pohlad likes to pick early in the draft as he considers himself a connoisseur, and it is after all a long season.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 08:56 PM

The Twins will spend their excess cash in the Rule 6 draft, which is when the front offices get together to parse out which expensive bottles of scotch they can get from the Commissioner's stash. Pohlad likes to pick early in the draft as he considers himself a connoisseur, and it is after all a long season.

There actually is a Rule 6. But it's not a draft, it just explains what is done subsequently to drafting players via Rule 5.

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#47 spycake

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 10:14 AM

 

There actually is a Rule 6. But it's not a draft, it just explains what is done subsequently to drafting players via Rule 5.

And given the performance of most Rule 5 selections, it's not a stretch to imagine that Rule 6 might involve imbibing spirits, at least unofficially. :)

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#48 Doomtints

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 01:13 PM

 

There actually is a Rule 6. But it's not a draft, it just explains what is done subsequently to drafting players via Rule 5.

 

Yes but that's not nearly as funny.

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