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  1. If I had to pick today with who is presently on roster, no FAs or trades. Ober, Ryan, Pineda, Gant, and Dobnak. Twins are not going to make the White Sox nervous with that rotation. Winder and Balazovic waiting in AAA, Jax in mix for emergency starts from AAA. SWR probably starts season in AA, not high on Strotman, given up on Smeltzer and Thorpe.
  2. Of the 17 or so players mentioned in article, hope only 3-4 are with the Twins next year.
  3. Fleece, probably not, Rays realize they need to give up something to get something. Cruz is a great fit for Rays, fills a big need for them. They gave up Ryan, who looks for be possible mid to back of rotation starter and Strotman, who has not done much at St. Paul and was taking a roster spot for Rays and now Twins. And probably the biggest factor, Rays have plenty of pitching in the minors-could afford to give up someone.
  4. I look for Twins to try to sign top of rotation type starting pitcher and either bring Pineda back or sign similar SP. Maybe a trade for SP, possible rotation- FA/trade, Ober, Pineda/FA, Ryan, Dobnak. With Jax and Barnes as potential #7 and 8 starters at AAA, Winder getting first call after season starts if doing well at AAA. AAA rotation to start season could be Winder, Balazovic, Sands, Jax, Strotman, or Barnes, I think Duran goes to relief for at least a year to get healthy.
  5. Nice work Lucas. Hope for continued success for them as they progress up Twins system.
  6. I am not very optimistic about Twins signing top quality FA starting pitching. One of the biggest reasons is there is a limited class of top quality FA starting pitchers available this offseason. Another big reason is Twins have poor history of attracting top quality FA starting pitchers. Can Twins persuade Gausman to leave SF or Stroman to leave east coast? Maybe a trade would be a better option,
  7. Part of reason TB model works for them is they are the only ones doing it, at least to the extent they are. TB model has not helped with attendance at TB.
  8. Going to be tough, before Maeda went down was thinking one FA starter, Maeda, Ober, Ryan Dobnak, with Jax and Barnes as 7,8 type starter. #6 Winder with first opportunity after opening day. I think Twins should be done with Smeltzer and Thorpe. I like Duran in relief for a year. Strotman has not had much success at St. Paul yet. Balazovic and other prospects need to start in minors. With Maeda potentially out next year, will likely need to sign another FA starter. Would like to see an 1-2# FA and a middle of rotation starter FA. Besides extending Buxton, spend all money on pitching in offseason, will need a couple of relievers as well.
  9. I want Twins to sign 2 FA relievers-one of them a high leverage reliever. If you pencil in Rogers, Duran, Alcala, Dobnak, that only leaves 2 spots for the rest. Duffy, Theilbar?
  10. It seems to be a pattern with Twins FO, picking up a aging pitcher hoping to squeeze one more good year out of him.
  11. Completely agree, win-win for Duran and Twins. Duran get to pitch at MLB level and Twins get relief help. If all goes as planned next year, stretch him out the next year.
  12. Why all the arm injuries? Too many innings, not pitching last year (Canterino was shut down early last year because they thought he had enough "innings" even though did not pitch in real game), poor management of pitchers??
  13. Celestino's situation is one of the many things I dislike about present CBA. Celestino gets promoted to MLB because he is on 40 man roster, while others non-40 man roster players were actually out performing Celestino but FO did not want to DFA anyone so promoted Celestino. In theory, the present system makes some sense- to prevent teams from stockpiling players. But seems there should be exemption for short-term callups besides having to DFA someone to make room or 60 day IL. I am sure Kerrigan, Contreras, or Whitefield would have been trilled to spend a couple weeks with Twins.
  14. What procedure did Rich Hill have? It seems to have worked and was not off as long as TJ surgery.
  15. This seems to be a popular opinion with many on TD including me. Looking for Buxton to bump Cave off roster, let Celestino continue his success at AAA and gain confidence. Lets seen some of the relievers-Hamilton, Moran. Ryan may need another start or 2 at AAA, but get him up after that. What does Miranda have left to prove at AAA.
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