Apologies if someone posted this earlier, in which case moderators can feel free to delete, but I hadn't seen anyone mention what I think is very happy news, and could help alleviate some (but not all) of my dissapointment with this offseason's free agent signings.
According to the Pioneer Press, Falvey and Levine are actively talking with at least some of their young core about extensions.
The GM also addressed the potential of locking up the Twins’ young core pieces to longer-term deals.
“Without getting into names, we’re actively having some of those conversations behind the scenes and we as a club would like nothing more than to be able to announce one, two, three of those types of extensions at some point here in spring training,” he told the crowd.
My own order of priority for signing extensions would be: (1) Berrios, (2) Rosario, (3) Buxton, (4) Kepler, (5) Polanco, (6) May, (7) Sano.
I don't think we should extend Gibson, although by all means make him a 1 year Qualifying Offer (or above) to try to entice him to come back for one year.Sano strikes me as someone whose value will go down in the next few years after he loses the ability to play decently at 3B, plus his off the field issues.Berrios seems like a no brainer. A talented extremely young pitcher with an incredible work ethic and low (for a pitcher) injury risk. Get as many years at the end of FA as you can. Rosario is gone in 3 years, but because of his age, a one or two year extension would seem about right. Buxton or Kepler I could imagine signing for a 2-3 year extension if the amount is right (don't want to overpay with these two, since they could easily just end up being 1.5-2.5 WAR a year players, even though both have upside).
Edited by nytwinsfan, 28 January 2019 - 10:19 AM.