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#1 DonnyMagic

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:56 AM

With the trade of revere what are the chances they are players in the michael bourn sweepstakes?

#2 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:57 AM

With the trade of revere what are the chances they are players in the michael bourn sweepstakes?


Zero. That would be awful. Spend money on pitching and middle infielders. Arcia, Benson, Hicks, and Mastrioanni give the Twins some OF options at the league minimum.

#3 kab21

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:01 PM

No, the Revere deal allows the Twins to spend more on the top starter that they target. That's still priority #1, #2, and #3 this offseason.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:02 PM

Zilch.

#5 071063

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:04 PM

None. Not a fit and not gonna happen.

#6 husker brian

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:08 PM

Are there any vet CF out there who might be had for a 1 year deal? Seems like that would be a good option given Hicks wasn't exactly expected to start this early.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:14 PM

I've always liked Reed Johnson as righty platoon player. There really isn't any reason to have Hicks stay in the minors too long and it's really time for Benson to sink or swim so I expect one of them to be up opening day now. RJ would still be nice to have on the bench though.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:17 PM

I've always liked Reed Johnson as righty platoon player. There really isn't any reason to have Hicks stay in the minors too long and it's really time for Benson to sink or swim so I expect one of them to be up opening day now. RJ would still be nice to have on the bench though.


Maybe it's just me but I like The Italian Job as a fourth outfielder. He's almost perfect in that role.

#9 AllhopeisgoneMNTWINS

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:19 PM

I've always liked Reed Johnson as righty platoon player. There really isn't any reason to have Hicks stay in the minors too long and it's really time for Benson to sink or swim so I expect one of them to be up opening day now. RJ would still be nice to have on the bench though.


Maybe it's just me but I like The Italian Job as a fourth outfielder. He's almost perfect in that role.


Right about that one Brock!

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:20 PM

I mean, with the outfield market for Bourn shrunk to nearly nothing, if the Twins put out a one-year offer that isn't worth too much but enough for him to consider it, would it be that bad if they signed him for one year until our outfield prospects are more major-league ready?

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:21 PM

Doesn't mean you can't have a good hitter on the bench regardless of position although I guess that's impossible if the Twins are carrying a backup 3B along with a futility IF'er and futility catcher.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:21 PM

Are there any vet CF out there who might be had for a 1 year deal? Seems like that would be a good option given Hicks wasn't exactly expected to start this early.


Or even 2 years. Mastro is strictly 4th-outfielder material, and it's a risk to assume the minors will produce both the starters needed even in 2014. (Parmelee seems miscast in RF and will take over 1B in 2014 probably.) Aim for serious contention in 2015, with 2014 as the transition year.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:23 PM

Also going with Zero. We shouldn't be spending on the infield, we definitely shouldn't on the outfield.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:23 PM

No, the Revere deal allows the Twins to spend more on the top starter that they target. That's still priority #1, #2, and #3 this offseason.


Trading Revere frees up less than a million, to be replaced presumably by someone at half a million - how does this allow the Twins to spend what it takes to get a top starter?

#15 Dilligaf69

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:25 PM

Less then ZERO!!!

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:27 PM

Still need another option at 3B(Hannahan likely) and SS....my guess is Dozier will get every opp at 2B cuz I think we all believe he will hit. Throw in 2 more starters and another BP arm and let's play.

#17 kab21

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:29 PM

No, the Revere deal allows the Twins to spend more on the top starter that they target. That's still priority #1, #2, and #3 this offseason.


Trading Revere frees up less than a million, to be replaced presumably by someone at half a million - how does this allow the Twins to spend what it takes to get a top starter?


They don't need to spend 5-8M/yr to get a #3/#4 starter now. that money can now be focused on the top starter with lesser needs elsewhere.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:32 PM

Zero......paying max type money on a guy who uses his legs exclusively is a high risk & teams are obviously nervous with him as he's still out there.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:36 PM

If we wanted to go after a high priced OF we would be better served trading Willingham away for Pitching/MI help and buying "low" on Josh Hamilton

Not that it would ever happen, but it would make infinitely more sense then going after Bourn.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:43 PM

He's a Boras client. Never gonna happen