Edited by johnnydakota, 21 December 2013 - 01:24 AM.
Posted 21 December 2013 - 01:21 AM
Posted 21 December 2013 - 02:54 AM
I don't disagree with this move but I find it ironic that TR is basically selling a player.
Posted 21 December 2013 - 04:07 AM
Posted 21 December 2013 - 06:10 AM
Posted 21 December 2013 - 07:19 AM
I don't think it's likely that Colabello comes back and is able to sign a guaranteed MLB contract. It's more likely that he goes to Japan if he is able to. 1+M is not uncommon for foreigners there.
Posted 21 December 2013 - 07:35 AM
Posted 21 December 2013 - 07:56 AM
My understanding from other articles is KB is "relaxing" the rules a bit for foreign players. Allowing teams to expand how many foreign players they can take, and additional compensation on top of the max 300,000 salary.
How about signing bonus? Incentives? Perks? Could that number flesh out a bit?
Posted 21 December 2013 - 08:03 AM
Good advice. If Collabello doesn't leave for Korea, "Coke bellow" might become a new knick name.
I did the Google translation on the article. It looks like he is on a list of players for consideration, but nothing concrete just yet....The translation was pretty fun to read. Ya'll should try it.
Posted 21 December 2013 - 08:24 AM
It was only in 2010 that they sold Keppel's contract? These last 3 years have been reeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy long.
Posted 21 December 2013 - 08:46 AM
I'd be a little sad to see him go, as someone else posted above, I think he can have a measure of success in MLB. Get the right splits and he would be one of the Twins better hitters, at least for now. I wouldn't be surprised for him to hit .280+ and 15HR+ in about 380-420 ABs, though maybe just a hopeful ceiling, but that was my thought. Although, I kinda thought Parmalee could put up somewhat similar (a little lower) numbers - and that doesn't look like it'll happen.
Has there been another offseason where it seems the Twins are so active? Maybe I just can't remember the other offseasons that well.
Is Plouffe safe?