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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 01:32 PM

Teams will officially offer arbitration or non-tender their arbitration-eligible players by 7:00 tonight. The other option is to agree to terms before the deadline. 

 

 

Here are the Twins arbitration-eligibles with MLB Trade Rumors' projections:

 

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Sam Dyson – $6.4MM
Ehire Adrianza – $1.9MM
C.J. Cron – $7.7MM
Trevor May – $2.1MM
Eddie Rosario – $8.9MM
Miguel Sano – $5.9MM
Byron Buxton – $2.9MM
Taylor Rogers – $3.9MM
Tyler Duffey – $1.1MM
Jose Berrios – $5.4MM

 

 

Dyson was previously released.

 

The Twins announced that Ehire Adrianza agreed to a guaranteed $1.6 million deal for 2020. (remember, arbitration contracts are not fully guaranteed until late in spring training)

 

Keep up with more moves here and discuss any that they make. Of course, the decision everyone is wondering about is CJ Cron. 


#2 Seth Stohs

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 02:11 PM

The Twins reached an agreement with Adrianza last year on a last-day deal... 


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Posted 02 December 2019 - 02:45 PM

Will go on record Seth, and predict that the Twins will retain Cron.Don't know if they will offer arbitration or finalize a one year deal prior to 7pm?But expect he will be their firstbaseman next season.

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 02:51 PM

 

Will go on record Seth, and predict that the Twins will retain Cron.Don't know if they will offer arbitration or finalize a one year deal prior to 7pm?But expect he will be their firstbaseman next season.

 

I kind of think they could re-sign him for quite a bit less if they non-tender him and start negotiations once he finds other offers lacking as a free agent.

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#5 Seth Stohs

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 02:51 PM

I think they'll try to work out a lower deal for him... I would tender him, but my guess is that they will non-tender him if they don't reach an agreement. 

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#6 Mike Sixel

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 03:54 PM

I'm predicting a 1 year deal for Cron for $6MM. 

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


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Posted 02 December 2019 - 04:05 PM

I'm hoping and thinking they will retain Cron. 5.5mil

 

Nice to see Adrianza signed. He's been a great team player imo.

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 04:10 PM

I hope they make a deal for Cron and then use him as trade bait.:)


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Posted 02 December 2019 - 04:12 PM

 

I hope they make a deal for Cron and then use him as trade bait.:)

I don't like that approach to dealing with players. They are real people with lives and that is just a mean way to run a business.

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#10 LewFordLives

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 05:07 PM

I don't like that approach to dealing with players. They are real people with lives and that is just a mean way to run a business.


Plus they probably wouldn't get much for him at his arbitration salary.

#11 Major League Ready

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 05:26 PM

I will jump in the guess CJ Cron's arbitration salary with 6.6M prediction.


#12 spycake

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 05:26 PM

Cron non-tendered

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 05:34 PM

2 years in a row non-tendered... Good luck to him. I’m okay with this as long as there’s a plan in place to get someone better.
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Posted 02 December 2019 - 05:36 PM

Cron non-tendered


1 of 2 things are going to happen, in my opinion:

1. Josh Donaldson is signed to a 2-4 deal with a 20-25 million $ annual rate, and Sano is moved to first base.

2. Cron is signed close to spring training at 4-5 million $ for a 1 year contract.

I really don’t see a lot of good trade options (lack of decent first basemen in the league). I’m betting Raley gets called up somewhat soon (or makes opening roster) if Cron is kept.

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 05:38 PM

who is the replacement? Marwin not a good enough bat imo. Kiriloff/Rooker with the early edge?


#16 LewFordLives

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 05:44 PM

I am surprised by this in light of the Moustakas contract. I think it's more likely that Sano will open the season at 3B. Maybe they want to clear a spot for an internal option (Rooker?). This can't only be about money. What's $7 million for a one year deal compared to the risk involved in what it would take to land Donaldson?
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Posted 02 December 2019 - 05:44 PM

 

1 of 2 things are going to happen, in my opinion:

1. Josh Donaldson is signed to a 2-4 deal with a 20-25 million $ annual rate, and Sano is moved to first base.

2. Cron is signed close to spring training at 4-5 million $ for a 1 year contract.

I really don’t see a lot of good trade options (lack of decent first basemen in the league). I’m betting Raley gets called up somewhat soon (or makes opening roster) if Cron is kept.

Sano has 26 ML starts as a 1B, and 6 errors. We might want to think twice about this.

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 05:50 PM



Sucks but expected. He’s been lost for a long time. Hope he finds his groove elsewhere!
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#19 LewFordLives

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 05:53 PM

https://www.mlbtrade...r-c-j-cron.html

Hildenberger also non-tendered. I don't understand that one at all. He wasn't even arbitration eligible.
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Posted 02 December 2019 - 05:55 PM

I think the Twins are stashing money to sign a big-time pitcher (Wheeler/Bumgarner/etc). My guess is the Twins front office views Marwin Gonzalez starting the year at 1B as acceptable if they get a big ticket item as a pitcher. Gleeman and Bonnes pretty much nailed this one on their podcast.

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