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#121 Rosterman

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Posted 05 September 2020 - 05:29 PM

Vargas was claimed by the Cubs.

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Posted 06 September 2020 - 11:25 AM

Littell was activated today and optioned. I wonder if Stashak will be ready soon.

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Posted 06 September 2020 - 11:26 AM

 

Littell was activated today and optioned. I wonder if Stashak will be ready soon.

Littll is still so young. I was happy when he became a viable bullpen arm last season. Will be interesting to see if he can come abck equally as strong.

 

Stashak is that secret darkhorse relief pitcher you love finding and hope you can exploit for a few years, and that he develoops to become a longterm asset.

 

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Posted 07 September 2020 - 10:03 AM

 


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Posted 07 September 2020 - 10:28 AM

I hope the Stashak that opened the season is the guy who is being activated. He got knocked around a bit his last couple of outings. The Twins still have Littell and Poppen at St. Paul and I would expect one or both of them will be up in the final three weeks. Wow, only 18 games left.

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Posted 07 September 2020 - 10:34 AM

Interesting question. Who is the pitcher that is sent to St. Paul when Odorizzi is activated this week? Can't see it being Thielbar or Wisler. So that leaves Alcala, or Stashak after a brief trip back.

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Posted 07 September 2020 - 11:21 AM

 

Interesting question. Who is the pitcher that is sent to St. Paul when Odorizzi is activated this week? Can't see it being Thielbar or Wisler. So that leaves Alcala, or Stashak after a brief trip back.

It might be Wade, as we already have 5 other OFs on the roster.

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Posted 12 September 2020 - 09:59 PM

 

Looks like Rooker will hit the 45 day IL and will allow another 40 man move. I would suggest Blankenhorn to play a bit of 2B and Marwin/Wade can play RF until Kepler is back.

 

Also, shouldn't Nick Gordon be re-added to the 40 man soon?


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Posted 12 September 2020 - 10:22 PM

 

 

Looks like Rooker will hit the 45 day IL and will allow another 40 man move. I would suggest Blankenhorn to play a bit of 2B and Marwin/Wade can play RF until Kepler is back.

 

Also, shouldn't Nick Gordon be re-added to the 40 man soon?

 

I would assume it will be Kepler returning... I'd be very surprised if Blankenhorn came up. Without Rooker, they'll have Wade and Cave as the backups in the outfield (assuming Kepler's back, otherwise, one will start). Would be surprised to see another lefty at that point. 


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Posted 14 September 2020 - 06:08 PM

Did Blankenhorn come up for Smeltzer?


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Posted 14 September 2020 - 06:24 PM

Did Blankenhorn come up for Smeltzer?


Sielk reported Blankenhorn was with the team in the taxi squad. THOUGHT I saw him up for Smeltzer but may have jumped the gun on that.
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Posted 14 September 2020 - 07:01 PM

Did Blankenhorn come up for Smeltzer?


Yes, correct. It is even up on the Twins official transactions page:

https://www.mlb.com/...er/transactions

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 11:47 PM

 

I would assume it will be Kepler returning... I'd be very surprised if Blankenhorn came up. Without Rooker, they'll have Wade and Cave as the backups in the outfield (assuming Kepler's back, otherwise, one will start). Would be surprised to see another lefty at that point. 

 

I'm surprised, but with Arraez out and being without Rosario, Sano and Gonzalez as a late scratch, I'm sure they just wanted a second bench option available.Happy for Travis. He's been on Twins Daily often!

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 04:06 PM

Alex Avila and Jake Odorizzi activated.

 

Travis Blankenhorn and Randy Dobnak optioned. 


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 10:55 AM

Littell was outrighted off the 40 man and cleared waivers.

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 11:15 AM

 

Littell was outrighted off the 40 man and cleared waivers.

Wow, interesting. I guess they will need a spot to active Bailey soon.


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 11:26 AM

Littell, glad no one claimed him. Still young and has good stuff, especially in potential relief role.

 

Anyone know status of Romero?

 

Gordon missed his chance for getting any playing time this year. Do the Twins keep him on the 40-man for another season?

 

I see up to 10 roster openings on the 40-man going into the winter. Who NEEDS to be protected from any potential Rule 5?

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 11:34 AM

 

Anyone know status of Romero?

Nothing specific about Romero, just that he's still on the restricted list due to visa/travel issues. He doesn't currently count against the 40-man, but he will again after the postseason and we'll have to decide what to do with him then.


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 01:04 PM

 

Littell, glad no one claimed him. Still young and has good stuff, especially in potential relief role.

 

Anyone know status of Romero?

 

Gordon missed his chance for getting any playing time this year. Do the Twins keep him on the 40-man for another season?

 

I see up to 10 roster openings on the 40-man going into the winter. Who NEEDS to be protected from any potential Rule 5?

Dang, I didn't think they'd be able to sneak Littell through waivers. Hopefully we haven't seen the last of him.

 

I wonder if DFA'ing Littell was to get Gordon back on the 40 man roster? 

 

As for the prospects who should be protected: Kirilloff, Colina, and Balazovic. Borderline guys include Rortvedt, Severino, Miranda, Baddoo, Maciel, Ober.


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 01:12 PM

 

Wow, interesting. I guess they will need a spot to active Bailey soon.

Or they could be making room for someone like Kirilloff. I'm really surprised the guy outrighted was Littell.