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#1 Nick Nelson

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 12:02 AM

Minnesota's interest in Madison Bumgarner is very real, based on what Jon Heyman is hearing at the Winter Meetings. However, he adds that location and league are working against the Twins. (Note: not money.)

 

 

Of note: Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area intriguingly chimes in: "Some people who know Bumgarner have pointed to Twins as a nice landing spot. He loves to hit but won’t make a big deal out of it if he’s in AL."

 

 

Could the Twins make it happen with Bumgarner this week? It sounds like the Dodgers have turned their attention to him, with Cole off the board.

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 12:08 AM

I don’t understand those two tweets. Bumgarner is a bit cold on Minnesota (pun!) but people close to him are saying no, Minnesota is a really cool place (I did it again!)

But seriously, someone make sense of that for me, I’m lost.
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Posted 11 December 2019 - 12:21 AM

 

 

 

 

 

i think this about sums it up

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 12:28 AM

I see a scenario actually. The Dodgers have been loathe to offer long term deals lately. Say they will max out at three years but a higher AAV, but Bumgarner still prefers the security of a five year deal with the Twins, maybe.

But I’m not very high on Bumgarner to begin with. If he only comes for the money and resents a preferred destination didn't give him what he wanted, I’d be completely out.
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Posted 11 December 2019 - 01:51 AM

MLB players spend 7 months doing nothing but traveling and playing baseball. I don't get why it matters where they play, other than taxes. Plus, he won't even need to be in MN during the winter of he doesn't want to... but I'd be down to take him ice fishing and it might change his mind about Minnesota in the winter.
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Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:52 AM

Not a chance. We always seem in the running and I think they do that just to justify sitting idle. That way they can always keep saying they tried to sign so and so.
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Posted 11 December 2019 - 05:16 AM

No way would I want to go 5 years on MadBum. Even 3 would be hard to swallow.


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Posted 11 December 2019 - 06:02 AM

MLB players spend 7 months doing nothing but traveling and playing baseball. I don't get why it matters where they play, other than taxes. Plus, he won't even need to be in MN during the winter of he doesn't want to... but I'd be down to take him ice fishing and it might change his mind about Minnesota in the winter.


I think it’s more about where their families are at.

player: I think I’m gonna sign with Minnesota. I don’t really care where I play as long as we have a chance to win the World Series

Players Wife: Well while your off playing with the boys, I’m here all alone with these 3 kids keeping this beautiful house for you to come home to...

Player: and I appreciate that

Players wife: don’t interrupt me, I wasn’t done. What am I going to do with them while your off traveling the country?

Player: well Minnesota has great fishing, hunting...

Players wife glaring

Player MOA.....

Players wife still glaring

Player: how about California?
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Posted 11 December 2019 - 07:39 AM

 

I think it’s more about where their families are at.

player: I think I’m gonna sign with Minnesota. I don’t really care where I play as long as we have a chance to win the World Series

Players Wife: Well while your off playing with the boys, I’m here all alone with these 3 kids keeping this beautiful house for you to come home to...

Player: and I appreciate that

Players wife: don’t interrupt me, I wasn’t done. What am I going to do with them while your off traveling the country?

Player: well Minnesota has great fishing, hunting...

Players wife glaring

Player MOA.....

Players wife still glaring

Player: how about California?

No.I make 35 million a year i fly home to California every weekend on a private charter jet and sometimes during the week when i have days off.It barely impacts my paycheck.

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 08:06 AM

 

No.I make 35 million a year i fly home to California every weekend on a private charter jet and sometimes during the week when i have days off.It barely impacts my paycheck.

 

Right. You're still going to have to run that by your wife.

 

Especially when the alternative to 35M a year isn't zero, it's 34M a year.

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 08:08 AM

 

MLB players spend 7 months doing nothing but traveling and playing baseball. I don't get why it matters where they play, other than taxes. Plus, he won't even need to be in MN during the winter of he doesn't want to... but I'd be down to take him ice fishing and it might change his mind about Minnesota in the winter.

I'd say location is a lot more important than people realize or give credit for. It may not be the end of all of all decisions, but it does matter.

 

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 08:28 AM

 

Minnesota's interest in Madison Bumgarner is very real, based on what Jon Heyman is hearing at the Winter Meetings. However, he adds that location and league are working against the Twins. (Note: not money.)

 

 

Of note: Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area intriguingly chimes in: "Some people who know Bumgarner have pointed to Twins as a nice landing spot. He loves to hit but won’t make a big deal out of it if he’s in AL."

 

 

Could the Twins make it happen with Bumgarner this week? It sounds like the Dodgers have turned their attention to him, with Cole off the board.

 

 

Anybody concerned that the Dodgers are after Madbum instead of Ryu? There's a reason why, guys. 

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 08:36 AM

Right. You're still going to have to run that by your wife.
 
Especially when the alternative to 35M a year isn't zero, it's 34M a year.


Exactly. The amount of money is absurd so location (and Happy Wife) are the key.

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 08:38 AM

 

Anybody concerned that the Dodgers are after Madbum instead of Ryu? There's a reason why, guys. 

Yes. And this also takes the Twins out of the running for Madbum most likely. 

 

They waited too long. 

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 08:39 AM

 

Minnesota's interest in Madison Bumgarner is very real, based on what Jon Heyman is hearing at the Winter Meetings. However, he adds that location and league are working against the Twins. (Note: not money.)

 

 

 

I don't see anything mentioned about money in that tweet. If the market for Madbum is 5/100, Twins have to offer 5/120. That's just the way it is and the only way it will get done. 

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 08:43 AM

 

Anybody concerned that the Dodgers are after Madbum instead of Ryu? There's a reason why, guys. 

 

I might suspect the Dodgers are using Bumgarner to get Ryu back on more team friendly terms. With their starting pitching depth, I'd think the better pitcher would be more attractive than the healthier pitcher.

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 08:43 AM

Gentleman, gentleman. The solution is simple. We must only try and sign free agents that are SINGLE, that way we dont have to worry about what the wife and kids want and where they want to live. I know that limits the pool of who we can sign, but its worth it in the long run! 

 

-Thad probably

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 08:46 AM

 

Anybody concerned that the Dodgers are after Madbum instead of Ryu? There's a reason why, guys. 

Maybe Ryu told them he wants a fresh start?


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Posted 11 December 2019 - 08:59 AM

The notes from many various sources seem to indicate that Bumgarner does not want to pitch for the Twins. We don't really know if this is true but a player does have a choice.


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Posted 11 December 2019 - 09:01 AM

Nice and quiet and beautiful up here on the shores of Superior. Plenty of fresh water not too many people. No traffic. Psst don't tell anybody.
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