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#61 Major League Ready

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 12:08 PM


Not all 8 of these spots will be available for new additions to the 40-man.Unless the Twins decide to fill all 8 spots from the minor leagues, new players will be signed or traded for to fill at least half of these spots.


But the key point I get from reading Seth's post is the large number of very good prospects running into the Rule 5 threat this coming November.Now will all or any be gone if left unprotected, no one knows.But it sure seems to me to be a bigger problem than I recall in recent years....which is good!


I should have elaborated. My thought is this will make for some interesting maneuvering both in terms of how they are filled, when they are filled and how that works out for managing the 40 man. Here is my guess as to how they are filled.


Jake Odorizzi – Hopefully does well and is resigned
Nelson Cruz – Sano moves from 1B to DH / Kirilloff takes 1B
Marwin Gonzalez – Internally but who IDK? There are a few possibilities.
Homer Bailey - ???
Romo – Replaced internally
Alex Avilia – Replaced by Jeffers
Rich Hill - ??? Let’s hope at least one of Bailey / Hill is replaced internally.
Tyler Clippard – Replaced Internally or I could see signing a LH RP next year.

#62 goulik


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 08:15 PM

To be fair, Garver has never hit at what is now Garver's level.

Yeah, guess that’s true too, Lol!!

#63 Doctor Gast

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 06:20 AM

We need to be good chess players, be several steps ahead of where we`re at. We lost Stephen Gonsalves this year to New York Mets because we couldn`t protect him. I believe Mets have good eye for talent. I don`t think Gonsalves had a clear shot in MN but he is worth something to someone. I believe we could`ve traded him last dead line. What I would`ve liked to see was trading Lamonte & Gonsales to PIT for Archer & Stratton. I believe PIT have a good eye for talent but didn`t know how to develop it so we could have taken advantage of that. Archer was cheap his stock more than doubled since the change in management. Archer could have made an impact last year & greater this year w/ the help of Wes Johnson. Stratton was a high draft pick & has high spin rate. This is my speculation & option which might not be worth anything but like to throw that out there.

This year looks like a greater log jam so greater creativity is needed for us not lose any more assets 

#64 Rosterman


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Posted 04 February 2020 - 11:38 PM

That is one helluva a lot dof ecent prospects, or trade chips.

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