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#1 ppearson50

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:05 PM

http://www.mlbtrader...ephen-drew.html

Red Sox, Mets and two mystery teams. Are we a mystery team?

We have the money, the position need and it only costs us a second round pick.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:36 PM

He is a Scott Boras client, so who knows if the mystery teams are real or just some kind of negotiating ploy. That said, if the money is right I wouldn't mind seeing him on a short term deal.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:01 PM

Red Sox, Mets and two mystery teams. Are we a mystery team?


More of a misery team. As opposed to the Royals - who are more of a Missouri team.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:23 PM

Don't get the Drew love - he isn't going to make the Twins that much better that I would give up the pick.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:30 PM

Don't get the Drew love - he isn't going to make the Twins that much better that I would give up the pick.


Have you seen our SS depth chart lately.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:35 PM

Don't get the Drew love - he isn't going to make the Twins that much better that I would give up the pick.


I'm with you. I've never been a fan of Drew and Florimon just doesn't scare me enough to make a desperation signing.

CF would be my biggest concern as it stands right now.
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:42 PM

Unless the Twins sign Drew for 3 or 4 years I don't think it would be worth loosing a 2nd round pick. Lets all face it, the next time we will be even close to contending is 2015. If we sign Drew to a 1 or 2 year deal, his talent and our money/pick will be wasted with him stuck on bad teams. Wouldn't be again signing Drew, but for no less than 3 years (and I feel that is unrealistic)

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:45 PM

Sounds like the Yankees were in; and maybe the Hanshin Tigers are looking for a utility guy. ;)

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:47 PM

I'm with you. I've never been a fan of Drew and Florimon just doesn't scare me enough to make a desperation signing.

CF would be my biggest concern as it stands right now.


You do realize that we have a permanent (knock on wood) fix for CF that should be ready in the next 6-12 months, right? We don't have ANYONE right now in the system who looks to be a sure thing as anything more then a stop gap SS.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:49 PM

Unless the Twins sign Drew for 3 or 4 years I don't think it would be worth loosing a 2nd round pick. Lets all face it, the next time we will be even close to contending is 2015. If we sign Drew to a 1 or 2 year deal, his talent and our money/pick will be wasted with him stuck on bad teams. Wouldn't be again signing Drew, but for no less than 3 years (and I feel that is unrealistic)


If you signed him to a 1-2 year deal, you would likely get another 2nd round pick (or 50% chance at a 1st round pick) back at the end of that contract.

The Twins have the best farm system in baseball, and the worst major league product (sans Marlins, Cubs and Astros) in baseball. At some point you can sacrifice a single 2nd round pick in order to greatly improve your major league talent/roster. The Twins window is going to open very quickly with the arrival of Sano, Buxton, Meyer, Rosario, etc etc over the next couple years, get players that can help now and in the near future instead of 2nd round guy who likely will never make the majors, or won't make it for several years.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:59 PM

You do realize that we have a permanent (knock on wood) fix for CF that should be ready in the next 6-12 months, right? We don't have ANYONE right now in the system who looks to be a sure thing as anything more then a stop gap SS.


I do... I have SS sticker shock. 14 million doesn't buy much at the 6 position.

Until the Twins can draft and develop a Tulowitzki (maybe by 2022). I'm fine with a glove guy and spending 14 million on someone who can actually rake at another position.

At CF... Eventually we will be flush with em... Right now... Unless Hicks breaks camp with and runs with it. We are extremely dry come April.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 06:00 PM

You do realize that we have a permanent (knock on wood) fix for CF that should be ready in the next 6-12 months, right? We don't have ANYONE right now in the system who looks to be a sure thing as anything more then a stop gap SS.


I agree with the first part, the problem I have is, How is Drew anymore than a short term fix? While you might be right about the farm system, you might be wrong too. In any case Drew isn't all that much of a sure thing either. He also isn't very likely to actually stick at shortstop for more than a year or 2. So in 2 years you are back to looking for a shortstop. If you are looking for a long term fix at short, Drew isn't it. Florimon isn't likely a long term answer either, but at least he isn't blocking any such solution, which a couple of years of Drew at $10 plus mil per year, would.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 06:00 PM

More of a misery team. As opposed to the Royals - who are more of a Missouri team.


Misery, Missouri ... they don't call it the "Why Me" state for nothing.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 06:17 PM

I do... I have SS sticker shock. 14 million doesn't buy much at the 6 position.

Until the Twins can draft and develop a Tulowitzki (maybe by 2022). I'm fine with a glove guy and spending 14 million on someone who can actually rake at another position.

At CF... Eventually we will be flush with em... Right now... Unless Hicks breaks camp with and runs with it. We are extremely dry come April.


I wouldn't give him 14 mil a year, I would give him 2/22 or 3/30 in a heartbeat though.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 06:18 PM

. He also isn't very likely to actually stick at shortstop for more than a year or 2.


But that isn't true..

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 06:31 PM

I waffle back and forth on Drew. No question he's an upgrade, and I agree with others in that the need for him will be greater in a few years. Perhaps they try hard for a JJ Hardy reunion next season... who knows. But yeah, there's not much in the minors. Santana might have the glove and a better OPS than florimon, but you have to go further down to Polanco (and he's no sure thing to stick by any means) before you see potential...

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 06:54 PM

In answer to the question at hand, I am going on a limb here and saying "no", the Twins are not the mystery team.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 07:11 PM

http://www.mlbtrader...ephen-drew.html

Red Sox, Mets and two mystery teams. Are we a mystery team?

We have the money, the position need and it only costs us a second round pick.


Not worth a 2nd round pick and the $14M+ per year. I would rather have Nelson Cruz if they were to give up the pick and the money.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 07:31 PM

He also isn't very likely to actually stick at shortstop for more than a year or 2.

Neither is Florimon. In fact, I'd wager a good sum of money Drew is an every day major league shortstop longer than Florimon.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 07:58 PM

Florimon could regress even further at the plate. Great glove but going 4 years 40 million on Drew maybe a risk worth taking. Goodrum is years away and Santana is inconsistent. Even if they develop a SS may be 2016 when they ready. Could trade Drew away if needed or be utility guy (expensive) but where else will the money be spent next couple of years.