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#61 Vanimal46

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:57 PM

And a considerable number of holes to fill, with that budget, if they let some of the higher-priced guys go, or less of a remaining budget, if they don't. Only if they decide that most of the holes can be filled with cheap rookies, will it be possible to pool the sum into just one or two expensive guys. I'll wait and see, but I don't foresee shiny Christmas presents for the fans. Just, market-rate prices for mid-level guys.


Concur. The Pohlads will fill our Christmas stocking with socks, not the hot new toy...

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 02:10 PM

 

Concur. The Pohlads will fill our Christmas stocking with socks, not the hot new toy...

 

With the amount of time the hot new toys are overpaid and then preform under expectations maybe that's an OKAY thing.How many of us would be okay with Bryce Harper on the roster with what he is going to be owed with the numbers he is putting up? 


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 02:26 PM

With the amount of time the hot new toys are overpaid and then preform under expectations maybe that's an OKAY thing. How many of us would be okay with Bryce Harper on the roster with what he is going to be owed with the numbers he is putting up?


He's still putting up good numbers... 2.8 fWAR, 2 bWAR. It's not like this move would be made in a vacuum without any corresponding moves. In this hypothetical where Harper is a Twin, they could trade Rosario, Kepler, Kirilloff, Larnach, etc. for pitching. They could also trade Harper a few years into the contract as well.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 02:46 PM

 

With the amount of time the hot new toys are overpaid and then preform under expectations maybe that's an OKAY thing.How many of us would be okay with Bryce Harper on the roster with what he is going to be owed with the numbers he is putting up? 

 

If they don't sign 2 good FA starting pitchers (either their own, or others), where is the pitching coming from next year?

 

And yes, I'd take Harper, not in context of THIS team and all its OFers, but yes.

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


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 03:25 PM

And a considerable number of holes to fill, with that budget, if they let some of the higher-priced guys go - or fewer holes but on less of a remaining budget, if they don't. Only if they decide that most of the holes can be filled with cheap rookies, will it be possible to pool the sum into just one or two expensive guys. I'll wait and see, but I don't foresee shiny Christmas presents for the fans. Just, market-rate prices for mid-level guys.


This exactly. Even if they figure one starting pitcher filled by a prospect, that still leaves 3 to fill at a price of anywhere from $12 to $20 mil EACH.

Add that to the raises for the arb guys and most of that available money is gone. And the Twins will still need a backup catcher and at least one hammer type reliever. They don’t come cheap.
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