Today is the non-tender deadline, December 8 is the "Modern Baseball HOF Committee" (see attached if you want to know more) https://baseballhall...era-ballot-2020, Monday begins the Winter Meetings and the Rule V draft is on the 12th. What are your predictions for what will happen over these busy two weeks before things slow down for the Christmas Holiday? Here are mine:
Today: All arb eligible players in the Twins organization not named CJ Cron will receive their tenders. There will be much debate over the next three days over whether or not Non-Tendering CJ Cron was a good idea and whether or not we should offer him a lower 2-3 year contract.
Sometime in the next week and a half we will hear that the Twins have made an offer to Wheeler but the waters will be no clearer come December 13th on where Wheeler will land.
The Twins will make some type of trade before December 13th and it will be a trade target no one has talked about yet. Many will say "in Falvine we trust" and Wes Johnson will be praised for his ability to turn the acquisition into an ace. Everyone on TD will still rightfully demand that we get one of the top 5 pitchers signed despite the trade.
The Rule V draft will cause a lot of anxious conversation all next week on TD. Someone from the Twins minors might be taken but, if someone is taken, it won't be anyone that we are overly upset by and the whole concern over losing a prospect at the Rule V draft will fade into history and never be worried about again in the history of TD.