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#41 MN_ExPat

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:46 PM

 

I believe “muchas bombas” is the preferred nomenclature.

Bombas de Fuego!!

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:51 PM

My God. I never thought this would happen. I mean, the Twins offense now is absolutely mind-boggling. Yikes. Just wanted to weigh in quickly before having read much at all about it. Quite a week in baseball so far, and it's only Tuesday. WOW!

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:52 PM

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:54 PM

The Twins are now in really good long term shape with respect to their the position players. Garver, Sano, Arraez, Polanco, Donaldson, and Kepler are all under team control through at least 2023 with Buxton around through 2022. With Lewis, Kirilloff, Larnach, and Rooker nearly ready the Twins should have an incredibly strong line-up for the foreseeable future.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:54 PM

How long til spring training starts?Might set another record for runs scored and homers.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:56 PM

It's interesting that the deal includes what is effectively deferred money (the $8 million buyout of Donaldson's age 38 season). His actual annual salary of $21 million in the four guaranteed years will still leave the Twins with tons of payroll room in 2021 and beyond. Obviously for 2020 they must be closing in on the limit, which will impact their SP trade options.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:58 PM

What a day! Our offseason went from treading water to an improvement from the team last year. I’m totally fine with them getting any player who will provide elite value to the team. There’s plenty of evidence showing that WAR value is the same regardless of position and this move maximizes that for the Twins only realistic offseason moves.
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:58 PM

Hell Ya they ponied up and bought a big piece!!!!

 

Lineup is going to be nasty 1-9, especially on lefties.Sox gotta be a little worried with Gio and Kuechel now haha.

 

Arraez

Polanco

Cruz

Donaldson

Kepler

Garver

Sano

Rosario

Buxton

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:00 PM

Awesome signing!! 

 

MLB.tv had Boston Red Sox reporter comment that the Alex Cora/ sign stealing

debacle really hurts the Red Sox with the expected loss of future 1st Round Draft picks and that the Red Sox farm system is very weak.Seems that this should give Falvine considerable trade leverage for Chris Sale that they didn't have a just a week ago?

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:00 PM

Go Twins!!!!!
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:02 PM

Didn’t Joe Mauer make $23 million a year in his big contract? I don’t think I’d take JD over prime Joe but I’d take him over late career Joe. Hopefully the end of JDs contract turns out different that JMs.
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:03 PM

This makes me happy!
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:06 PM

As a fan this is fun. If this results in them not obtaining better pitching then it is a mistake. And no a good defensive 3rd baseman doesn’t solve the infield woes. It will be fun to watch!
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:08 PM

How long til spring training starts?Might set another record for runs scored and homers.


Pitchers and catchers report Feb. 12, position players Feb. 17 ... today is Jan. 14 ... so .... SOON-ISH! :)
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:08 PM

1. Arraez
2. Polanco
3. Donaldson
4. Cruz
5. Kepler
6. Sano
7. Rosario
8. Garver
9. Buxton

Good Lord.
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:12 PM

Fantastic work, now go trade for a starter.

If you’re going to push the accelerator down halfway, may as well floor it and see what happens.
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:12 PM

Add me to the delighted list. Woohoo!

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:13 PM

1. Arraez
2. Polanco
3. Donaldson
4. Cruz
5. Kepler
6. Sano
7. Rosario
8. Garver
9. Buxton

Good Lord.


The word that comes to mind: “bludgeon”

The other one is WOO!
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:15 PM

Interesting thought on Sale, I was thinking Price. Overpay in prospect capital, but minimize injury risk. Always, always remember to bring your glove!

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:16 PM

6. Sano
7. Rosario
8. Garver
9. Buxton


LOL. That’s the BOTTOM of the lineup.
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