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#1 Doctor Wu

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 05:47 AM

The season hasn't started yet, but I was motivated to start this thread a bit early after getting a message from Van, suggesting that I start one for the new season. He also mentioned that Carlos Gomez had announced his retirement, which I hadn't heard yet. Anyway, this thread can serve as sort of reminder or "heads up" about what has happened to those well-loved and not-so-well-loved ex-Twins players who are still playing in 2020.

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#2 Diesel

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 10:33 AM

My favorite Twins squad ever (2009) has 2 players left that will probably ever play MLB again: Francisco Liriano and Anthony Swarzak.

Edit: Pat Neshek is the only other current MLB player who played for the Twins pre-2010.
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Posted 22 January 2020 - 11:00 AM

Francisco Liriano signed with the Phillies for 1.5 million. Would’ve loved this deal if the Twins bullpen wasn’t already 10-deep with solid relievers
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Posted 22 January 2020 - 12:16 PM

 

Francisco Liriano signed with the Phillies for 1.5 million. Would’ve loved this deal if the Twins bullpen wasn’t already 10-deep with solid relievers

 

I always thought Liriano could've become a closer. Sadly his BB rate isn't that good. But he is a lefty who could throw multiple innings. The Phillies took a flyer on a spring training invite.

 

 

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 12:19 PM

Rene Rivera inked a minor league deal with the Mets and yesterday the White Sox signed Adalberto Mejía to a minor league contract.
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Posted 22 January 2020 - 12:57 PM

Former Twins legend Hector Santiago signed a minor league deal + ST invite with the Detroit Kitties.
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Posted 22 January 2020 - 04:17 PM

Mike Morin signed with Milwaukee to a minor league deal with a ST invitation.

 


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Posted 22 January 2020 - 04:26 PM

Brian Dozier.

 

Got a ring last year.

 

So did Kurt Suzuki.

 

The Yankees may sign Dozier.

 

Didn't see anything regarding Suzuki.


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Posted 22 January 2020 - 05:00 PM

 

Brian Dozier.

 

Got a ring last year.

 

So did Kurt Suzuki.

 

Didn't see anything regarding Suzuki.

"Zuke" is listed as one of the catchers on the Nationals 40-man roster. I assume he and Gomes will split time there again this year. 

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#10 RaoulDuke

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 05:00 PM

Cron and Schoop joined Gardy in Detroit. 

 

Liam Hendriks turned into a bullpen stud with the A's.

 

Pressley still at the back end of the Astro's pen.

 

Aaron Hicks still in NY pin stripes.

 

Martin Perez in Boston.

 

Wilson Ramos in Tampa.

 

Kyle Gibson in Texas.

 

Eduardo Escobar in Arizona.

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#11 RaoulDuke

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 05:01 PM

DruBu is still hanging around on a minors deal in Colorado!

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 05:06 PM

Escobar led all of MLB last year with 10 triples. Not a bad triple slash line either. .269 .320 .511

35 hr and 118 rbi.

He did strike out 130 times and that obp would've been 8th on the Twins last year. His contract is smaller than Marwin's but he gets to play every day. 


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Posted 22 January 2020 - 05:11 PM

Danny Santana was a productive utility player with Texas last year. Not great defensively but his bat plays. Still under control there through 2022


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Posted 22 January 2020 - 08:15 PM

Shane Robinson signed with the Braves on a minor league deal.

 

Wilson Ramos is a Met, not TB Ray


#15 Vanimal46

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 10:01 PM

DruBu is still hanging around on a minors deal in Colorado!


Amazing, really. Would anyone ever have guessed he would have 8 years service time in the MLB and play professional baseball at 36 years old? The dude has a career -3.2 bWAR!
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Posted 22 January 2020 - 10:04 PM

Escobar led all of MLB last year with 10 triples. Not a bad triple slash line either. .269 .320 .511
35 hr and 118 rbi.
He did strike out 130 times and that obp would've been 8th on the Twins last year. His contract is smaller than Marwin's but he gets to play every day.


I thought that was a typo when you listed his HR and RBI total last year. Good lord, I don’t want to hear anyone to pump up HR or RBI anymore after reading that. In no unjuiced baseball world would someone like Eduardo Escobar have 35 HR in a season.
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#17 Shaitan

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 10:11 PM

MLB Trade Rumors front page today is a fascinating look at the Twins then-and-now.


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Posted 23 January 2020 - 12:19 AM

Escobar & Ramos. The 2 stand out to me..

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 10:52 AM

Former Twins great Juan Centeno signs a ML deal with the Red Sox


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 11:07 AM

J.T. Chargois signed with the the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

That Twins 2nd baseman - #29 - he doesn't run, he "ca-rew-zes" - Earl Weaver