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#41 Dome Dogg

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 10:29 AM

Remember last time the Twins made a splash at the trade deadline? Neither do I.


#42 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 11:31 AM

Remember last time the Twins made a splash at the trade deadline? Neither do I.


I do. Shannon Stewart.
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#43 Danchat

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 11:53 AM

Remember last time the Twins made a splash at the trade deadline? Neither do I.


I’m not sure this applies, as we have yet to see Falvine go through the trade deadline with a legit team. I think they will be willing to make moves, especially with many prospects becoming 40 man eligible this winter. Plus they should have some more payroll to spend.
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#44 James

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 12:20 PM

 

Remember last time the Twins made a splash at the trade deadline? Neither do I.

 

I do. Shannon Stewart.

I was going to say Matt Capps.

 

I feel dirty typing that.  

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 12:28 PM

Don't get the concern about Sano coming back.The core of this team is Polanco, Rosario, Buxton, Kepler and Berrios.Sano is part of that group and will be welcomed back like a twin brother returning home from the Army.

 

As for the bullpen.Agree with many above that they need one power arm that will fit into a late inning role and a lefty specialist.Expect they will wait and see if Romero can develop into the power arm and if Mejia, Moya or Vasquez can settle in and become the lefty.  

 

If the above doesn't happen, they should go out and get one solid reliever.As long as everyone is throwing names out there, how about talking to Houston about trading for Ryan Pressley?We got some exciting young talent last July, maybe we could get him for a couple of them. 

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#46 sdangus

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 01:05 PM

What about Mychal Givens from Baltimore or Rasiel Iglesias from Cincinnati or Keone Kela from Pittsburg?

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 01:41 PM

What about Mychal Givens from Baltimore or Rasiel Iglesias from Cincinnati or Keone Kela from Pittsburg?


Givens and Iglesias have 2.5 years of control. Kela has 1.5 years. Wouldn't mind any of the names you mentioned. The Twins would have to give up quality to acquire them.
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Posted 10 May 2019 - 02:00 PM

 

Don't get the concern about Sano coming back.The core of this team is Polanco, Rosario, Buxton, Kepler and Berrios.Sano is part of that group and will be welcomed back like a twin brother returning home from the Army.

 

As for the bullpen.Agree with many above that they need one power arm that will fit into a late inning role and a lefty specialist.Expect they will wait and see if Romero can develop into the power arm and if Mejia, Moya or Vasquez can settle in and become the lefty.  

 

If the above doesn't happen, they should go out and get one solid reliever.As long as everyone is throwing names out there, how about talking to Houston about trading for Ryan Pressley?We got some exciting young talent last July, maybe we could get him for a couple of them. 

That will only happen if houston falls out of contention and I quite honestly don't see that happening


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 02:05 PM

Sano
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The rest of the way.
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#50 Mike Sixel

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 02:26 PM

 

That will only happen if houston falls out of contention and I quite honestly don't see that happening

 

10000000% sure that part was sarcasm.......

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 02:28 PM

Perhaps this is stating the obvious, I am only interested in acquiring a player(s) that help us advance in October.So a top of the rotation starter, back end of the bullpen piece.This division is flawed, likely thru 2020. No need to say more (and jinx something).  


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 02:31 PM

 

Guys who rehab quietly and then enter the club with the idea they're going to knock 30 bombs a year don't exactly break up a "good" clubhouse chemistry.

We need to kill the idea that Sano is a bad clubhouse presence.

 

Agreed 100%. I haven't read anything saying that Sano is a bad teammate or a clubhouse problem. From all accounts all the dude wants to do is win and help his team in anyway he can. He's made a bunch of mistakes, but is still a young guy. Sometimes getting rich quick leads to issues. I just hope he comes back and helps this team win a World Series.

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 02:32 PM

 

10000000% sure that part was sarcasm.......

you know what that means though? Houston will now inevitably fall out of contention. C'mon man, I'm putting out negative waves here

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 02:33 PM

 

I do. Shannon Stewart.

 

What a great acquisition. Dude was a stud until plantar facietus took over. Damn you Metrodome!


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 02:47 PM

 

I'd trade Kirk Cousins for Stromen, straight up. Do it quick, before anybody notices.

 

 

This is off topic, but if Kirk marries his sister, are they still Cousins?

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 02:51 PM

Givens and Doolittle seem like the safest bullpen arms on the trade market to me, but if you wanna add a starter as well, Stroman all the way.

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 03:09 PM

Sano will blend perfect into this Latino lineup. Andele andele, let's go!!!

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 04:08 PM

 

Is anyone else worried that the addition of Sano to the lineup may upset the existing, major league leading chemistry? I am. I really like Gonzales at 3B, even though he is hitting a buck eighty. I'm not privy to what goes on in the clubhouse, but my guess is that Sano can possibly be a distraction.

Miguel Sano will be returning to 3rd base the moment he's healthy, be assured of that. What's different this time around is that Sano will be surrounded by a good mix of solid veterans and his own peers entering the prime of their careers. Can you think of a more powerful motivating factor than that? Oh wait, there's more: the Twins have the best record in the league. 

 

The social atmosphere of this club is close to ideal for Sano. Others are leading by example, so he doesn't have to feel he must carry the offense. He can just mash baseballs, without trying to hit a homer every time. That should allow him time to find his swing at the mlb level, and after that he can try to add more power. 

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 04:09 PM

 

This is off topic, but if Kirk marries his sister, are they still Cousins?

I get it! Game of Thrones, y'all! ;-)

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 04:37 PM

 

Sano
.280
.320
22 Hrs
75 RBI
60 Runs
The rest of the way.

 

How about 30 HRs the rest of the way? ;)




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