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#61 mrtwinsfan

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 04:41 PM

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 05:05 PM

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


Probably even moreso. 😀
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Posted 10 May 2019 - 05:06 PM

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


I'd love that!!! But I was figuring if he were to have hit 30 homeruns in a full season then 22 would be about what to expect from mid May to the end of the year?? Just a guess.

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 09:23 AM

 

I'd love that!!! But I was figuring if he were to have hit 30 homeruns in a full season then 22 would be about what to expect from mid May to the end of the year?? Just a guess.

When I was projecting the Twins to hit 225-240 home runs this year, I had Sano at 35-40.He is gonna miss a quarter of the season, so revised numbers should put him at 27-30.  

 

In those projections, I had the catchers hitting a total of 15.Got a feeling they will surpass that.


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Posted 11 May 2019 - 09:53 AM

 

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. 

I agree with everything you wrote. We shall see how Sano and the rest of the team responds.


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Posted 11 May 2019 - 11:00 AM

Other potential trade targets I think the Twins should look at are Zack Wheeler and Jose Urena.

Wheeler has a good resume and is one of the hardest throwers but is a rental so shouldn't cost a ton.  Urena has 2 years of control and has been a solid starter but never been a strikeout guy even though he throws 97.. If the Twins think that they can help him add strikeouts he could be a great pick up. 

 

Aaron Sanchez could also be a 5th starter candidate with 1 year of control. Everyone is focusing on Stroman but I'm not sure he's that much better than Sanchez and Sanchez would likely cost quite a bit less.

 

A project pitcher they could get fairly cheap would be Dylan Bundy or Jon Gray, they have good stuff so I wouldn't be mad to see them take a chance on him for the right price. 

 

One of these moves would allow Pineda to work in the bullpen like he should be. Any thoughts about these guys?


#67 Mike Sixel

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 02:33 PM

Other potential trade targets I think the Twins should look at are Zack Wheeler and Jose Urena.
Wheeler has a good resume and is one of the hardest throwers but is a rental so shouldn't cost a ton. Urena has 2 years of control and has been a solid starter but never been a strikeout guy even though he throws 97.. If the Twins think that they can help him add strikeouts he could be a great pick up.

Aaron Sanchez could also be a 5th starter candidate with 1 year of control. Everyone is focusing on Stroman but I'm not sure he's that much better than Sanchez and Sanchez would likely cost quite a bit less.

A project pitcher they could get fairly cheap would be Dylan Bundy or Jon Gray, they have good stuff so I wouldn't be mad to see them take a chance on him for the right price.

One of these moves would allow Pineda to work in the bullpen like he should be. Any thoughts about these guys?


Why do you think Gray will be cheap? He's been good since being recalled last year. I'm guessing he's not cheap, but I'd love him here.

It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 


#68 jorgenswest

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 04:30 PM

I agree. A writer speculated this winter that a Gray/Buxton trade would be a good deal for both teams. Buxton has probably recovered more value than Gray to start the season but neither would be consideredcheap.

 

I don't think there is anyone we can acquire today that would be both cheap and truly helpful to this team. I hope they pay in prospects to add to the top of the bullpen or rotation

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 12:25 AM

 

Why do you think Gray will be cheap? He's been good since being recalled last year. I'm guessing he's not cheap, but I'd love him here.

Yeah you're right Gray wouldn't be too cheap, I added him after I was already thinking about Bundy. I don't think he'd cost a ton though as he has struggled to keep the ball in the park for 2 years and hasn't been great this year. Think he would be better than Pineda and would be a piece for the rotation past this year so I'd consider moving a couple mid range prospects for him.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 06:25 AM

I'm not sure the Twins should be targeting a reclamation project for the 5th spot...  

 

The more I think about it, if they keep winning, I'm not sure I'd target a 5th starter unless he's under control for more seasons. At the rate things are going, the central will be wrapped up by July... and if that's the case, I'd be more interested in acquiring guys who will help this team advance deep in the playoffs (aka. RP help).

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#71 Mike Sixel

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 11:01 PM

Yeah you're right Gray wouldn't be too cheap, I added him after I was already thinking about Bundy. I don't think he'd cost a ton though as he has struggled to keep the ball in the park for 2 years and hasn't been great this year. Think he would be better than Pineda and would be a piece for the rotation past this year so I'd consider moving a couple mid range prospects for him.


I'd love to add him, but he's going to cost three prospects, at least one very big name. I think you are underestimating his value.

It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:29 AM

 

I do. Shannon Stewart.

 

This is true, but at the same time 
1) It's the only one I can remember (not counting Lawton for Rick Reed because yuck) 
2) 16 years ago

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