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#1 Monkeypaws

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 04:58 PM

As the off-season is over, thought we might have this thread back for non-Twins, non-thread worthy news and tidbits.

 

 

Watching The White Sox blow a 3-1 8th inning lead to Cleveland. 5-3 now, the last 2 Cleveland runs coming off bases loaded walks.

 

Hard to decide who to root against in this matchup.

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 05:37 PM

In his first start as a Ranger, our old pal Lance Lynn gave up 7 earned runs over 5.2 innings. It's a wonder how he got a 3 year $30M deal in Texas! Enjoy his 5-6 ERA with plenty of walks!

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 10:56 AM

Who was stupid enough?

#4 big dog

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 11:24 AM

Giants traded for Kevin Pillar, designated nearly-former-ex-Twin Michael Reed for assignment.


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Posted 02 April 2019 - 12:05 PM

 

In his first start as a Ranger, our old pal Lance Lynn gave up 7 earned runs over 5.2 innings. It's a wonder how he got a 3 year $30M deal in Texas! Enjoy his 5-6 ERA with plenty of walks!

I'm really glad we traded him to the Yankees


#6 TFRazor

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 12:15 PM

I like Pillar, just seems like 3 young players is a lot to give up for a guy when your team is already terrible.

 

http://www.espn.com/...illar-blue-jays


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Posted 02 April 2019 - 12:41 PM

Giants are going to be in a bad, bad way in a few years. No minors, huge money dished out to quickly-aging players (or already aged players)...not a good combo.

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 05:31 PM

I like Pillar, just seems like 3 young players is a lot to give up for a guy when your team is already terrible.

http://www.espn.com/...illar-blue-jays

It's not really 3 prospects, though. It's one guy who was just outrighted (cleared waivers) and another who was just DFA'd. The third guy is actually a prospect, but a fairly marginal one -- ranked #18 for the Giants.

Still debatable whether the Giants should be trading for a guy like Pillar, I suppose, but the cost wasn't bad. And Pillar has been pretty solid the last 4 years -- at least 140 games and 2.5 bWAR each year. And the Giants now have him for the next 2 years, and could flip him if they fall out of the race as expected. (They actually got that #18 prospect from flipping McCutchen last August. Turning McCutchen into Pillar isn't bad.)

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 05:42 PM

i wonder if we can reclaim Reed and keep him at Rochester now without being on our 40 man?

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 06:03 PM

 

i wonder if we can reclaim Reed and keep him at Rochester now without being on our 40 man?

We'd have to DFA him later and hope to have him clear waivers. 

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 07:28 PM

i wonder if we can reclaim Reed and keep him at Rochester now without being on our 40 man?


We'd have to drop someone else from the 40 man just to try.
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#12 spycake

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 07:29 PM

By the way, the post title should probably be changed to "2019". :)

#13 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 08:54 AM

Chris Davis is now 0 for his last 35 AB's, dating back to last season.
He needs just 11 more hitless AB's to tie the all time consecutive 0-fer record.
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#14 Monkeypaws

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 12:41 PM

Just saw today that Hunter Greene is gonna have TJ surgery. I remember really wishing the Twins would take him. Hope he has a good recovery. I remember from what I read that he is a good guy.

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 09:39 AM

#OldFriendAlert

 

Erv Santana called up to the bigs with the ChiSox

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#16 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 11:03 AM

#OldFriendAlert

Erv Santana called up to the bigs with the ChiSox


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 03:38 PM

 

#OldFriendAlert

 

Erv Santana called up to the bigs with the ChiSox

 

There are few in baseball who love the game of baseball the way Big Erv does. I hope he's gotten back the 2-3 MPH that weren't there last summer as he returned from injury and can be back to the guy the Twins got the rest of his deal, which was a pretty decent deal for the Twins overall.

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#18 RatherBeGolfing

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 08:25 AM

Soooooooooooo Chris Davis......................... I'm no expert but I would seem to think his start is less than ideal


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 09:15 AM

 

Just saw today that Hunter Greene is gonna have TJ surgery. I remember really wishing the Twins would take him. Hope he has a good recovery. I remember from what I read that he is a good guy.

More than a few on the board were disappointed we took Royce Lewis instead. He didn't play his draft year and had modest results his first full season. He's still only 19, but Lewis will be in The Show while he's still probably rehabbing.

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#20 spycake

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 11:51 AM

Mike Clevinger Likely Out More Than Two Months

 

https://www.mlbtrade...jured-list.html