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#21 ChrisKnutson

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 04:37 PM

I don’t think we’ll see Allen for awhile, if ever.
He has pitched all of two innings in Rochester. The front office isn’t going to put him on the 40-man for the sake of a warm body.


If we don’t see Allen this season, I think there’s a high chance we’ll see him next season.

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 04:42 PM

If we don’t see Allen this season, I think there’s a high chance we’ll see him next season.


He’s not under contract beyond 2019 as far as I know.

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 05:09 PM

I don’t think we’ll see Allen for awhile, if ever.
He has pitched all of two innings in Rochester. The front office isn’t going to put him on the 40-man for the sake of a warm body.


And both Rochester games he pitched in the 6th inning, not late inning situations and not the opener bit we often see high profile MLB arms get when they want to ensure they get some work in prior to a call up. He was used similarly in Ft. Myers. It almost looks like a confidence building situation.
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Posted 16 July 2019 - 05:10 PM

 

Leaves the 40 man at 37 if I counted right. Precursor to a trade?

 

Trades? I would expect waiver claims. Can't trade all these valuable prospects right?Even though they will a ton of people to protect on 40 man this winter. Deal some of them before you lose them this winter for nothing.

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 05:25 PM

Allen started this evening -- one run and two hits so far in one inning.

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM

 

Allen started this evening -- one run and two hits so far in one inning.

That's it for him this evening -- 19 pitches and 12 strikes, no walks, no Ks.


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM

Morin DFA was just a matter of time.

It’s time.
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Posted 16 July 2019 - 05:50 PM

I'm kinda impressed they DFA'd Morin, it always felt like the Twins had a death-hold on mediocre relievers who were prime for regression. Despite his shiny 0.97 WHIP, Morin wasn't going to keep pitching that well, and Baldelli wasn't using him. With 3 40 man spots open, I sense the cavalry are coming - though I'd like a spot to be given to Stashak, as others have mentioned. Methinks he's earned a spot.

 

It does seem like the FO and Baldelli are aligned more than when Molitor was here. Rocco didn't like to use Morin? Alright, he gone, we can move on.

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 06:02 PM

 

Also a matter of culling the dead weight from the roster.

 

Management is aggressively culling out the weaker of the 4 "M"s in the bullpen. Two down (Mejia, Morin), two to go (Magill, May).

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 06:03 PM

Management is aggressively culling out the weaker of the 4 "M"s in the bullpen. Two down (Mejia, Morin), two to go (Magill, May).


May isn’t going anywhere. The Twins aren’t going to acquire 6 relievers better than him.
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Posted 16 July 2019 - 06:16 PM

Morin was an interesting luxury. But basically is besta s a one batetr pitcher, and don't do that much anymore unless you are a lefthander.

 

Considering the Twins are doing two games with Pineda an Perez, both likely to hit five innings, it would be nice if they did have anotehr long man in the pen. 

 

Still need to keep Cave as that extra outfielder to start in center. Gonzalez, Arraez and Adrianza all on the bench. Plus a catcher. Whew.

 

Sadly, should just send Arraez nack down and be done with it, unless you plan to play him insted of Cave every game.

 

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 07:17 PM

It was only a matter of time for Morin. Overall, numbers weren't bad, but he was getting by on guile alone. Not even close to an impact arm. It was going to happen sooner or later.

While I'd like to see them continue to start, Smeltzer and Thorpe could come up tomorrow and probably make as much or more of an impact. Couple other arms, like Poppen, the same.

May isn't going anywhere. His stuff, his numbers, were he acquired by the Twins tomorrow...not as the 8th-9th inning guy to compliment Rogers... people would be ecstatic by his addition.
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Posted 16 July 2019 - 07:18 PM

Morin was an interesting luxury. But basically is besta s a one batetr pitcher, and don't do that much anymore unless you are a lefthander.

Considering the Twins are doing two games with Pineda an Perez, both likely to hit five innings, it would be nice if they did have anotehr long man in the pen.

Still need to keep Cave as that extra outfielder to start in center. Gonzalez, Arraez and Adrianza all on the bench. Plus a catcher. Whew.

Sadly, should just send Arraez nack down and be done with it, unless you plan to play him insted of Cave every game.


Arraez is out playing others on the roster. Morin is not.

Otherwise Arraez is the choice. Arraez has earned the right to stay up longer and play.
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Posted 16 July 2019 - 07:20 PM

And both Rochester games he pitched in the 6th inning, not late inning situations and not the opener bit we often see high profile MLB arms get when they want to ensure they get some work in prior to a call up. He was used similarly in Ft. Myers. It almost looks like a confidence building situation.


Agreed. And to see if there is anything left in the tank.

I'm thinking there is not.

His best shot is to finish at AAA somewhere, work hard in the offseason, and hope for an invite for 2020 somewhere. I'd like him to be a fixable steal, but just dont see it.
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Posted 16 July 2019 - 09:00 PM

 

May isn’t going anywhere. The Twins aren’t going to acquire 6 relievers better than him.

 

Are you sure? I would bet he's an option as a "sweetener" in any pending trade.

 

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 10:15 PM

Are you sure? I would bet he's an option as a "sweetener" in any pending trade.

zero chance.
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Posted 17 July 2019 - 03:16 AM

Are you sure? I would bet he's an option as a "sweetener" in any pending trade.


Right now he’s the second best reliever the Twins have. Even if they manage to acquire two that are better, he becomes the 4th best. So, how does trading him IMPROVE the bullpen? The reason you get new guys is to get rid of the guys at the bottom, not one of your best.
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Posted 17 July 2019 - 06:08 AM

Are you sure? I would bet he's an option as a "sweetener" in any pending trade.


You mean soon-to-be 30 year old Trevor May, with team control running out after 2020? What seller wants to buy him right now?

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 06:23 AM

 

zero chance.

agreed, even though I don't really trust him, he is the 2nd/3rd best relief pitcher they have right now and getting rid of him means they did a complete over haul of their pen and I don't see that happening