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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 10:01 AM

Per a few sources.

Bad for the team as a whole but pretty excited to see Rooker.
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Posted 04 September 2020 - 10:03 AM

Agreed. 

 

Per a few sources.

Bad for the team as a whole but pretty excited to see Rooker.

Agreed on both accounts.

 

Hopefully it's just the 10 days for Max, but it's nice to see them bring up a new face rather than just handing the spot over to Cave/Wade.

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 10:04 AM

Hope he wins Rooker Of The Year!

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 10:06 AM

 

Hope he wins Rooker Of The Year!

 

Boo!! Hiss!! Boo!!

 

But also... HAHAHAHA!

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 10:08 AM

Boo!! Hiss!! Boo!!

 

But also... HAHAHAHA!

Just wanted to be first of I'm sure many.
 

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 10:14 AM

I guess the question now is what happens to get him on the 40-man? He's not already there, is he?

 

If my count is accurate they're at 41 including Bailey, so someone else would have to 45-day IL or be cut loose.


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Posted 04 September 2020 - 10:16 AM

It will be interesting to see if Rooker can be the 4th/5th OF next year over Cave and Wade. Good luck to him!
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Posted 04 September 2020 - 10:17 AM

I guess the question now is what happens to get him on the 40-man? He's not already there, is he?

If my count is accurate they're at 41 including Bailey, so someone else would have to 45-day IL or be cut loose.


Hopefully Garver doesn’t have to be moved to the 45 day IL. I don’t consider Astudillo a viable catcher by any stretch of the imagination.

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 10:22 AM

 

Hopefully Garver doesn’t have to be moved to the 45 day IL. I don’t consider Astudillo a viable catcher by any stretch of the imagination.

I'm not a praying man, but I'll pray for the continued health of Avila because I'm right there with you on Mr. Tortuga. As the emergency man for a double-header, whatever, but having to play on a semi-regular basis? Seen it already, wasn't impressed.

 

Maybe Littell? Either would sting, but him less than Garver.


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Posted 04 September 2020 - 10:24 AM

I'm excited to see Rooker and hope it will mean fewer Cave/Wade plate appearances. It made sense that one of Kirilloff/Rooker would get the spot opened up when Vargas was DFAd. The downside is that without somebody going on the 45-day IL, Kirilloff seems unlikely to get a shot. The 40-man roster doesn't have much dead weight left, so adding anyone else would likely mean losing someone decent on the waiver wire.


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Posted 04 September 2020 - 10:27 AM

 

I'm not a praying man, but I'll pray for the continued health of Avila because I'm right there with you on Mr. Tortuga. As the emergency man for a double-header, whatever, but having to play on a semi-regular basis? Seen it already, wasn't impressed.

 

Maybe Littell? Either would sting, but him less than Garver.

 

Maybe I'm crazy to suggest this, but Marwin Gonzales might be an option to DFA if they need to make a move right now. The odds of him being on the 2021 Twins is very low. He has no pop to his bat this year, and he's the slowest player on the team. 

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 10:30 AM

Maybe I'm crazy to suggest this, but Marwin Gonzales might be an option to DFA if they need to make a move right now. The odds of him being on the 2021 Twins is very low. He has no pop to his bat this year, and he's the slowest player on the team. 

Have to take into account what a move like that would do to clubhouse chemistry. My guess is that it would at best be polarizing, more likely downright harmful.
 

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 10:36 AM

 

Have to take into account what a move like that would do to clubhouse chemistry. My guess is that it would at best be polarizing, more likely downright harmful.
 

Potentially. There's not a ton of dead weight on the 40 man anymore. So unless Garver/Littell move to the 45 day IL, the options are limited to Wade, Cave, Adrianza, or Gonzales IMO. Adrianza has a little more flexibility than Gonzales since he can adequately play SS. And it may not be the best use of 40 man flexibility to DFA Cave or Wade while they have multiple option years remaining.  


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Posted 04 September 2020 - 10:40 AM

Good for Rooker. Hope he plays well for us.

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 10:44 AM

I'm excited to see Rooker and hope it will mean fewer Cave/Wade plate appearances. It made sense that one of Kirilloff/Rooker would get the spot opened up when Vargas was DFAd. The downside is that without somebody going on the 45-day IL, Kirilloff seems unlikely to get a shot. The 40-man roster doesn't have much dead weight left, so adding anyone else would likely mean losing someone decent on the waiver wire.

I suspect the front office is more hesitant to start the option clock on Kirilloff due to age and the fact they haven’t seen him in real game action for a year now.

Rooker is older and less of a prospect so they’re probably more willing to just give him a shot.
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Posted 04 September 2020 - 10:44 AM

Good for Rooker - why is Buxton not in the line up?\


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Posted 04 September 2020 - 10:45 AM

Good for Rooker - why is Buxton not in the line up?\

He’s probably slated for game two.
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Posted 04 September 2020 - 10:53 AM

 

Good for Rooker - why is Buxton not in the line up?\

 

My guess is that the Twins are going to be extremely careful with Buxton for the rest of the regular season. I doubt he'll ever play both games of a double header and will likely get additional days off as a protective measure. Over the upcoming 7 games in 5 days stretch I'll be surprised if Buxton plays more than 4 games.

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 11:02 AM

 

My guess is that the Twins are going to be extremely careful with Buxton for the rest of the regular season. I doubt he'll ever play both games of a double header and will likely get additional days off as a protective measure, Over the upcoming 7 games in 5 days stretch I'll be surprised if Buxton plays more than 4 games.

Besides, he has a .048 avg against Boyd. Better save him for the second game

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Posted 04 September 2020 - 11:11 AM

 

Hope he wins Rooker Of The Year!

 

Given that Jim is now 77, the competition shouldn't be too tough. 

 

https://www.baseball...rookeji01.shtml

 

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