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#21 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:06 PM

Hermann, Gibson, Meyer will all be in AAA till the July 31st deadline.....meaning that the only time to pay attention to the Twins is after they call up their legit players.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:06 PM

The Twins hired Stienbach in part to make Doumit a better catcher. They can still outright/demote Butera at any time. Any arbitration tdecision o give Butera more than minimum wage is a best a fantasy. It doesn't matter if they tendered him or not.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:17 PM

The Twins hired Stienbach in part to make Doumit a better catcher. They can still outright/demote Butera at any time. Any arbitration tdecision o give Butera more than minimum wage is a best a fantasy. It doesn't matter if they tendered him or not.

Butera wont be sent to AAA as they are already full on their AAA roster
Arbitration is a tricky thing MN will have nothing to do with the decision. They are forced to pay 800K to a player who wont play but make Gardy feel more secure.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:38 PM

Hermann, Gibson, Meyer will all be in AAA till the July 31st deadline.....meaning that the only time to pay attention to the Twins is after they call up their legit players.


See you in August then

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:51 PM

The Twins hired Stienbach in part to make Doumit a better catcher. They can still outright/demote Butera at any time. Any arbitration tdecision o give Butera more than minimum wage is a best a fantasy. It doesn't matter if they tendered him or not.

Butera wont be sent to AAA as they are already full on their AAA roster
Arbitration is a tricky thing MN will have nothing to do with the decision. They are forced to pay 800K to a player who wont play but make Gardy feel more secure.


Matt Swartz, who is pretty accurate in his arbitration projects, has Butera getting 500K via arbitration. (I have slotted in at $515,000 here.)

If, in actuality, the Twins do end up paying him 800K, then yeah, big mistake.

#26 mike wants wins

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:55 PM

Ridiculous. Utterly ridiculous. One of the worst baseball players ever. My mind is constantly boggled by anyone thinking he should be on a MLB roster. No amount of mythical catcher defense can make up for his offense.

#27 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:58 PM

Hermann, Gibson, Meyer will all be in AAA till the July 31st deadline.....meaning that the only time to pay attention to the Twins is after they call up their legit players.


See you in August then

there is some seriousness to this.
Although it could be the next week, Morneau is not gonna be extended so most serious Twins fans will just wait for his July trade as it will bring the debuts of either/both of Hicks/Arcia.
The next few days, will TRyan sign legit FA pitchers to anything more than a 1yr deal or will he buy low & just look to trade those 1yr deals in August to get to the real pitching prospect of Meyer/Gibson.
Goin into the season with , what is today, the worst middle infileld in the majors--but not thinking anything is wrong with it is just another depressing thing.
Its just frustrating that after becoming the worst team in AL/2nd worst in majors over the past 2 yrs......there doesnt seem to be any urgency

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:58 PM

The Twins being bad is one thing, its constantly making dumb decisions like keeping Drew Butera that is what is bad. Its not little league, doing everything right and playing somewhat good (though over-rated) defense isn't suppose to guarantee you a spot on the roster. At the end of the day you need to be able to hit a bit.