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    bunsen82 got a reaction from LiamC in Roundtable: How Do You Feel about the Twins Deadline Day Deals?   
    It has been reported the twins coveted Mahle more than any other pitcher on the market.  Whether due to his lower cost or the expectation he may be as good or better than Castillo or Montas.  Mahle cost quite a bit but we have the option of giving him a qualifying offer and if he does as well as we think he will that would turn into a pick at the end of the first round.  Or we get him for another year.  So right now we are looking at 1 year 2 months and a future end of the first round draft pick, or 2 years and 2 months for Mahle.  That is a pretty good return. 
    I truly think the twins think he is an ACE.  We will see if that comes to fruition or not.  As to Lopez,  this current version of him,  he is a stud.  7 pitches 3 up 3 down.  I was talking with my uncle yesterday and he thought I needed to know what a closers roll is since we haven't had one since Molitor left :).   It was refreshing to not load the bases and hope we can get out of the inning by the skin of out teeth.  Lopez for 2+ years for 1 solid prospect, and older reliever with control issues and 2 flyers seems like a very good deal for the Twins.  
    Fulmer for a player potential at risk in the rule V draft works out very well for the Twins.  Its another reliable arm to spread out the stress and responsibilites. 
    If Maeda can make it back and be a solid reliever in the bullpen,  the bullpen is suddenly a strength of the team. 
    The trades made help as much for next year as this year.  The cherry on top may be that Correa seems to be really invested in this team and organization.  There is more of a possibility he may be willing to either not opt out or take a team friendly deal ( I use this term loosely).  This puts the ball in managements court on how they want to attack next years team,  but if Correa stays,  we will have likely one of the top 5-6 teams in MLB and a legit shot at the World Series.   
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    bunsen82 got a reaction from Strombomb in Twins Trade for Set-up Man Michael Fulmer   
    Gipson Long likely would have been lost in the rule V draft. We found something that could help us this year.  This is good trade.  
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    bunsen82 got a reaction from chpettit19 in Roundtable: How Do You Feel about the Twins Deadline Day Deals?   
    It has been reported the twins coveted Mahle more than any other pitcher on the market.  Whether due to his lower cost or the expectation he may be as good or better than Castillo or Montas.  Mahle cost quite a bit but we have the option of giving him a qualifying offer and if he does as well as we think he will that would turn into a pick at the end of the first round.  Or we get him for another year.  So right now we are looking at 1 year 2 months and a future end of the first round draft pick, or 2 years and 2 months for Mahle.  That is a pretty good return. 
    I truly think the twins think he is an ACE.  We will see if that comes to fruition or not.  As to Lopez,  this current version of him,  he is a stud.  7 pitches 3 up 3 down.  I was talking with my uncle yesterday and he thought I needed to know what a closers roll is since we haven't had one since Molitor left :).   It was refreshing to not load the bases and hope we can get out of the inning by the skin of out teeth.  Lopez for 2+ years for 1 solid prospect, and older reliever with control issues and 2 flyers seems like a very good deal for the Twins.  
    Fulmer for a player potential at risk in the rule V draft works out very well for the Twins.  Its another reliable arm to spread out the stress and responsibilites. 
    If Maeda can make it back and be a solid reliever in the bullpen,  the bullpen is suddenly a strength of the team. 
    The trades made help as much for next year as this year.  The cherry on top may be that Correa seems to be really invested in this team and organization.  There is more of a possibility he may be willing to either not opt out or take a team friendly deal ( I use this term loosely).  This puts the ball in managements court on how they want to attack next years team,  but if Correa stays,  we will have likely one of the top 5-6 teams in MLB and a legit shot at the World Series.   
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    bunsen82 got a reaction from Dman in Roundtable: How Do You Feel about the Twins Deadline Day Deals?   
    It has been reported the twins coveted Mahle more than any other pitcher on the market.  Whether due to his lower cost or the expectation he may be as good or better than Castillo or Montas.  Mahle cost quite a bit but we have the option of giving him a qualifying offer and if he does as well as we think he will that would turn into a pick at the end of the first round.  Or we get him for another year.  So right now we are looking at 1 year 2 months and a future end of the first round draft pick, or 2 years and 2 months for Mahle.  That is a pretty good return. 
    I truly think the twins think he is an ACE.  We will see if that comes to fruition or not.  As to Lopez,  this current version of him,  he is a stud.  7 pitches 3 up 3 down.  I was talking with my uncle yesterday and he thought I needed to know what a closers roll is since we haven't had one since Molitor left :).   It was refreshing to not load the bases and hope we can get out of the inning by the skin of out teeth.  Lopez for 2+ years for 1 solid prospect, and older reliever with control issues and 2 flyers seems like a very good deal for the Twins.  
    Fulmer for a player potential at risk in the rule V draft works out very well for the Twins.  Its another reliable arm to spread out the stress and responsibilites. 
    If Maeda can make it back and be a solid reliever in the bullpen,  the bullpen is suddenly a strength of the team. 
    The trades made help as much for next year as this year.  The cherry on top may be that Correa seems to be really invested in this team and organization.  There is more of a possibility he may be willing to either not opt out or take a team friendly deal ( I use this term loosely).  This puts the ball in managements court on how they want to attack next years team,  but if Correa stays,  we will have likely one of the top 5-6 teams in MLB and a legit shot at the World Series.   
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    bunsen82 reacted to Steve Lein in Grade the Minnesota Twins’ 2022 Trade Deadline!   
    1.   What grade do you give Falvey & Levine for these moves?
    Easy A+ for me. I was stating I wanted a top-end of our rotation starter, an impact bullpen arm and another setup guy, and maybe a catcher to add defensive depth.
    They did all of that.
    And in my opinion, they did all of that without losing any prospect of severe consequence. I was all in for Mahle/Diaz for Steer/Winder, haha, though I didn't think Diaz was actually available. Steer is a really good prospect, but no route to playing time on the big league club. Losing their lefty starters, Hajjar and Povich, will probably hurt the most, but these weren't guys at the top of the system currently. They also just drafted Priellipp, who I have far higher expectations of.
    Lot of people upset about losing CES because they know his incredible hitting numbers, but I'll be surprised if he ever primarily plays a defensive position in the majors. There's not a lot of value in pure DH's unless you're one of the absolute best hitters in the league, which he would be rated a lot higher on lists if that was the thought, IMO.

     2.  What do you think of what was done? Does it make the team better? Why or why not?
    Not just for this year (should be favored to win the division now. We'll see, of course), but for next year as well. When Maeda comes back healthy next year, the potential rotation is Gray, Maeda, Mahle, Ryan, Ober/Winder/Archer/Paddock/Dobnak/etc... On paper it's a top 10 rotation top-to-bottom, with depth.
    Lopez/Fulmer bump everyone down a notch in the bullpen this year, and Lopez is a great weapon next year too. Alcala and Maeda could come back and make an even bigger difference this year yet as well.

     3.  Are the Twins better suited to make the postseason this year? If they make the postseason, are they better suited to win a game and (possibly) a series if/when they get there?
    Yes, as they have to be more likely to take the division. Lineup needs to get healthy, for sure. Compared to the what they've had in the recent past, a Gray/Mahle/Ryan playoff rotation is definitely more likely to win a game/series.

     4.  How do these moves change the outlook for 2023 and beyond?
    See #2. The future is even brighter than this season now, IMO.
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    bunsen82 got a reaction from Richie the Rally Goat in My evolving opinion on where the Twins stand   
    Beyond the trades the most interesting thing of the trade deadline is Correa.  He is engaged, passionate and seems to want what is best for the organization.  The fact he was not only lobbying for players to trade for but now has vouched for Miranda twice this season, once to keep him up with the big league team when he struggled and now to say he doesn’t want him traded. He appears to be playing the long game with the Twins and doesn’t seem to want to leave any time soon which is fantastic.   If so I would love to be a fly on the wall at the end of the season.  The best option may be for Correa to not opt out and remain on the team.  Honestly with Lewis injured and rehabbing this would be a great outcome.  We have a long way to go on this but needless to say I am pleasantly surprised.  
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    bunsen82 reacted to Squirrel in My evolving opinion on where the Twins stand   
    Reading that, doesn't it make you wonder if Correa just might opt to stay? I mean, I really hope so, but it just doesn't seem possible.
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    bunsen82 reacted to Richie the Rally Goat in My evolving opinion on where the Twins stand   
    It makes all the sense in the world for Correa to opt out after the WS, but that article doesn’t sound like Correa has one foot out the door.
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    bunsen82 reacted to Dman in Twins Minor League Report (8/2): Trade Deadline Shakes Up the Farm   
    Helman with an amazing night.  5 for 5 is magically dialed in. His bat slumped in July but it looks like he wants to make up for it in August.
    Helman is interesting as he appears to be pretty close to a Spencer Steer clone only 2 years older.  They both started at AA with Steer outperforming him there but in AAA their numbers are very, very close.  At 26 he is probably not really considered a prospect anymore but he has a pretty balanced approach decent power and solid defense IIRC.  Losing Steer hurt but Helman could probably fill that role equally well if given the chance.
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    bunsen82 reacted to wsnydes in Twins 4, Tigers 1: Debutants Do Their Part, Twins Take the Series Win   
    How refreshing it was to watch such a clean backend of the game.  I hope to see much more of that down the stretch.
     
    It's also great to see immediate returns on 3 of the new acquisitions.  Hopefully we'll get to see good returns on the fourth in short order.
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    bunsen82 reacted to Rik19753 in Twins Trade for Set-up Man Michael Fulmer   
    I think Fulmer moves the needle more for the Twins than for any other MLB team. We have Lopez, Duran, Jax and nobody else. Fulmer may be nothing more than a hair above average, but going from Pagan/Smith to Fulmer in mid-leverage situations is going to have a huge effect on the outcome of games.
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    bunsen82 reacted to Mike Sixel in Grade the Minnesota Twins’ 2022 Trade Deadline!   
    https://blogs.fangraphs.com/this-isnt-your-typical-deadline-winners-and-losers-post/
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    bunsen82 reacted to LA VIkes Fan in Game Thread: Tigers @ Twins, 8/3/22, 12:10PM CDT (10:10AM PDT)   
    Who is this Lopez guy and why wasn't he the closer before today? Seriously, he looked dominating. Yes, it's Detroit and the bottom of their order but all 3 guys looked pretty overmatched. He's also done that against teams in the AL East so he might actually be pretty good. 
    Look, I'm a Twins and Vikings fan so I know we aren't allowed to have nice things. Still, we just won a game with an OF of Gordon, Cave and Contreras, two of whom will not be with the Twins in a few days when Celestino and Kepler come back, and with Sandy (the hitting machine) Leon at catcher.  I'm actually feeling a little more confident and  might even say I'm cautiously optimistic . . .?   
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    bunsen82 reacted to wsnydes in Game Thread: Tigers @ Twins, 8/3/22, 12:10PM CDT (10:10AM PDT)   
    Instant dividends on the trade!  Can't argue with that.
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    bunsen82 reacted to Parfigliano in Game Thread: Tigers @ Twins, 8/3/22, 12:10PM CDT (10:10AM PDT)   
    Nice Twin debut by Leon
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    bunsen82 got a reaction from Karbo in Twins Trade for Set-up Man Michael Fulmer   
    Gipson Long likely would have been lost in the rule V draft. We found something that could help us this year.  This is good trade.  
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    bunsen82 got a reaction from Heiny in Twins Trade for Set-up Man Michael Fulmer   
    Gipson Long likely would have been lost in the rule V draft. We found something that could help us this year.  This is good trade.  
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    bunsen82 reacted to Brock Beauchamp in Grade the Minnesota Twins’ 2022 Trade Deadline!   
    Um, that's just patently false. There has been hype all over this site about Mahle, Lopez, and Fulmer for months. Maybe you didn't see it but that doesn't mean it didn't exist. Hell, I started a thread with a billion comments about Mahle just a few days ago.
    https://twinsdaily.com/minnesota-twins-trade-rumors-targets/twins-more-interested-in-reds-mahle-than-castillo-r10
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    bunsen82 got a reaction from wabene in Twins Acquire Tyler Mahle from Reds   
    The first four picks along with Steer and a couple flyers netted us Gray, Mahle and Lopez.  2 starters and a closer with decent control.   
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    bunsen82 got a reaction from Lasorda_This_Out in Twins Trade for Set-up Man Michael Fulmer   
    Gipson Long likely would have been lost in the rule V draft. We found something that could help us this year.  This is good trade.  
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    bunsen82 got a reaction from Melissa in Twins Acquire Tyler Mahle from Reds   
    The first four picks along with Steer and a couple flyers netted us Gray, Mahle and Lopez.  2 starters and a closer with decent control.   
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    bunsen82 reacted to 2wins87 in Twins Acquire Tyler Mahle from Reds   
    I wouldn't put anything close to Miranda or Votto contact grades on CES.  Miranda literally had a career minor league K rate half that of CES, and Votto always had K rates under 20% as well.
    What he does have is a crap ton of power with a still very reasonable amount of swing and miss.  Trying to come up with power/contact comp quickly maybe Matt Olson?  Encarnacion-Strand still needs to walk more though.  Maybe if you really want to dream on him Pete Alonso?  Again, CES has work to do on his plate discipline to really be in the conversation at that level.
    I still think Steer is the big loss in this one for that reason, though I absolutely think CES will be a good major leaguer too.
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    bunsen82 reacted to Hrbowski in Trade to be announced   
    Yankees have been told they are out on Lopez, either means he is staying put or coming to the Twins
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    bunsen82 got a reaction from Brandon in Trade to be announced   
    Steer hurts.  But that was my expectation going in.    With Miranda, Polanco Arreaz semi redundant.  
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    bunsen82 got a reaction from puckstopper1 in Twins Acquire Tyler Mahle from Reds   
    The first four picks along with Steer and a couple flyers netted us Gray, Mahle and Lopez.  2 starters and a closer with decent control.   
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