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    Brock Beauchamp reacted to mike8791 in Blueprint for the Future after Cruz   
    Not minimizing Berrios" ability.  Just sounds like he wants the market to set his value, not the Twins.  That could result in his getting somewhere between $20-25MM/yr for at least 5 years.  If Twins ownership willing to increase payroll significantly more, e.g., by 20-30% over current payroll, then perhaps they could compete in FA.  But their priority seems to be resigning Bux - and that's as it should be, so if they can get someone now to send a couple top prospects for Berrios now, that would be far preferable to letting him go for a comp pick.  If you think the Twins can realistically retool enough in 2022, then yes, keep Berrios by all means.  I don't think that's reality and so, trading Berrios seems like the right move now.  After a very good yield for Cruz, I'm hopeful the FO can build on this success with a second major trade, and that would have to include Berrios and probably Rogers, too.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from chpettit19 in Blueprint for the Future after Cruz   
    I agree with a lot here but I'm not sure why so many people minimize Berríos' skill level right now. No, he's not an ace, at least not by my personal definition, but it's almost impossible to classify him lower than a good #2 right now.
    His ERA rank out of American League qualifying pitchers the past three seasons: 8, 13, 11.
    HIs ERA+ over the past three seasons: 119.
    That's pretty clearly a guy who, if he's maybe just a click below a traditional ace, is clearly in that second tier of starting pitchers.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from bdodge22 in Blueprint for the Future after Cruz   
    I agree with a lot here but I'm not sure why so many people minimize Berríos' skill level right now. No, he's not an ace, at least not by my personal definition, but it's almost impossible to classify him lower than a good #2 right now.
    His ERA rank out of American League qualifying pitchers the past three seasons: 8, 13, 11.
    HIs ERA+ over the past three seasons: 119.
    That's pretty clearly a guy who, if he's maybe just a click below a traditional ace, is clearly in that second tier of starting pitchers.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from D.C Twins in Blueprint for the Future after Cruz   
    I agree with a lot here but I'm not sure why so many people minimize Berríos' skill level right now. No, he's not an ace, at least not by my personal definition, but it's almost impossible to classify him lower than a good #2 right now.
    His ERA rank out of American League qualifying pitchers the past three seasons: 8, 13, 11.
    HIs ERA+ over the past three seasons: 119.
    That's pretty clearly a guy who, if he's maybe just a click below a traditional ace, is clearly in that second tier of starting pitchers.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from Dman in Blueprint for the Future after Cruz   
    I agree with a lot here but I'm not sure why so many people minimize Berríos' skill level right now. No, he's not an ace, at least not by my personal definition, but it's almost impossible to classify him lower than a good #2 right now.
    His ERA rank out of American League qualifying pitchers the past three seasons: 8, 13, 11.
    HIs ERA+ over the past three seasons: 119.
    That's pretty clearly a guy who, if he's maybe just a click below a traditional ace, is clearly in that second tier of starting pitchers.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from HrbieFan in Rocco’s Next Act May Define Him   
    This isn't entirely true, though.
    Pressly was good in Minnesota but became better in Houston. I'll give you that one but the Twins also received what appears to be a decent return on him (which could vault to a very good return if Alcala ever figures it out). Everybody knew Pressly was good and the return indicated that.
    Escobar's best season (128 OPS+) was his partial season in Minnesota before being traded to Arizona. The Twins also received Jhoan Duran for an Escobar rental, which looks like a hell of a return in time.
    Lance Lynn was bad for the Twins over a half dozen starts, then rebounded nicely. He was a 31 year old veteran who was bad because he held out until February and missed Spring Training. It requires some gymnastics to blame the Twins for that brief underperformance.
    Jordan Hicks? I assume you mean Aaron Hicks. Yeah, the *previous* front office bungled his development in a big way and mishandled that dude about as badly as possible (I still shake my head at him dropping switch-hitting and nobody even knew about it).
    There are certainly instances of the Twins mis-managing players but that's true of every organization. I don't think the recent Twins have an outsized number of those types of players and certainly not based on the players on your list.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from dbminn in Which Pitching Prospect Will Help Twins Next?   
    "Who I want to see help" and "who is going to help" are two different questions given the number of MiLB pitching injuries we're seeing right now.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from Danchat in Falvine's Waiver Claim Game   
    As a long time forum resident/owner, I've lost track of how many Joe Bensons there have been over the past 20 years (ie. players that were released to great internet outrage, only to amount to absolutely nothing in MLB, if they ever even got there).
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from Danchat in Falvine's Waiver Claim Game   
    Damn, this is some outstanding work. Well done.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from bighat in Falvine's Waiver Claim Game   
    As a long time forum resident/owner, I've lost track of how many Joe Bensons there have been over the past 20 years (ie. players that were released to great internet outrage, only to amount to absolutely nothing in MLB, if they ever even got there).
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from bighat in Falvine's Waiver Claim Game   
    Damn, this is some outstanding work. Well done.
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    Brock Beauchamp reacted to TwerkTwonkTwins in Falvine's Waiver Claim Game   
    I remember being torn up by Josmil Pinto 😄. Sometimes the only hope to cling on to is a player's 99th percentile outcome, especially in the rebuilding years. But if a player is exposed to waivers, the front office is usually confident that even their 80th percentile won't come back to bite them too hard. 
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    Brock Beauchamp reacted to TwerkTwonkTwins in Falvine's Waiver Claim Game   
    Absolutely - a contending/playoff team probably shouldn't bank on the waiver process for meaningful results. However, I believe the order "resets" to the current year's standings after 30 days. So the Twins have definitely moved up in the process compared to April. They could (and probably will) begin to make more meaningful claims going forward. 
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from TwerkTwonkTwins in Falvine's Waiver Claim Game   
    As a long time forum resident/owner, I've lost track of how many Joe Bensons there have been over the past 20 years (ie. players that were released to great internet outrage, only to amount to absolutely nothing in MLB, if they ever even got there).
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from Minny505 in Falvine's Waiver Claim Game   
    Damn, this is some outstanding work. Well done.
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    Brock Beauchamp reacted to Lucas Seehafer PT in Falvine's Waiver Claim Game   
    Wow, great work. Goes to show that the vast majority of the time, waiver moves - whether pick ups or losing players - rarely matter in the grand scheme. We - myself included - sometimes get a little irritated when the Twins drop someone like a Chalmers or Blankenhorn, but this high suggests that doing so will almost never have any consequences despite their perceived upside.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from TwerkTwonkTwins in Falvine's Waiver Claim Game   
    Damn, this is some outstanding work. Well done.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from VivaBomboRivera! in Falvine's Waiver Claim Game   
    Damn, this is some outstanding work. Well done.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from Minny505 in Trading Rogers is Risky for Twins   
    Rogers’ fate should be tied to the fates of Berríos and Buxton.
    If one goes, all three should go. Maximize your return or try to compete in 2022. 
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from Greglw3 in Which Pitching Prospect Will Help Twins Next?   
    That also surprised me in your blog entry. I took a moment to go "wait wut".
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    Brock Beauchamp reacted to Greglw3 in Which Pitching Prospect Will Help Twins Next?   
    While researching this, I was flabbergasted to see Winder’s ERA all the way up to 3.5 with apparently only 2 IP. After some digging-- mostly in very recent articles on TD and a post on Twitter, I was mostly reassured that he escaped largely unscathed!
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from Tim in Trading Rogers is Risky for Twins   
    You consider trading them because you don’t believe the Twins can compete in 2022 and both players are free agents after that season.
    If you can’t compete in 2022, it’d be downright foolish *not* to trade them, frankly. 
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from Platoon in Trading Rogers is Risky for Twins   
    You consider trading them because you don’t believe the Twins can compete in 2022 and both players are free agents after that season.
    If you can’t compete in 2022, it’d be downright foolish *not* to trade them, frankly. 
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from Platoon in Trading Rogers is Risky for Twins   
    Rogers’ fate should be tied to the fates of Berríos and Buxton.
    If one goes, all three should go. Maximize your return or try to compete in 2022. 
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from Tibs in Trading Rogers is Risky for Twins   
    Rogers’ fate should be tied to the fates of Berríos and Buxton.
    If one goes, all three should go. Maximize your return or try to compete in 2022. 
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