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  1. Not sure what Twins did differently in 2019, Rocco's first year, but there were only a few injuries to SP and only short IL stints. SP of Berrios, Odorizzi, Pineda, Gibson, and Perez had few injuries, Pineada had fewest starts at 26 and IP at 146. Berries had 32 starts and 200 IP, other 3 had 29-30 starts and 159-165 IP.
  2. There will be players released, DFA'd, traded. Only one catcher on 40 man, usually carry 3, need a SS, additional pitching. 40 man roster not finalized yet. But agree, maybe Rule 5 addition may not improve 26 man since need to carry Rule 5 addition on MLB roster and Twins may pass on Rule 5 addition. Who are 6 pitchers doubtful for 2023, I only count Canterino and Paddock. Others have injury concerns but are likely to pitch in 2023; Mahle, Maeda, Winder, Alcala.
  3. I agree with starting season in AAA at least a couple months. Martin will need to show he can continue his progress at AAA level before moving to MLB. Hopefully, he can stay healthy.
  4. Cave is who he is. He was a good emergency OF to sign to a AAA contract. He contributed at the MLB level when called upon. He was a good teammate. Would not mind Cave being signed again to a AAA contract, but not on 40 man roster.
  5. I agree with Mike S., analytics are the hot way to manage now. When someone wins using more old school ways, pendulum will swing that way.
  6. I am all for adding a quality pitcher, someone with front to middle rotation potential. Don't see the need to add another depth, reclamation type pither. Twins have plenty of back of rotation candidates. Would like Twins to add quality starter and 2 RP, but don't expect it to happen.
  7. If healthy, that's a big if, Twins could have rotation of Mahle, Gray, Ryan, Maeda, and Ober with AAA rotation of Winder, Varland, SWR, Henriquez, Headrick, and Dobnak as 6th. Twins appear to have developed some depth at SP, hope a few of these develop into top to middle of rotation SP, have plenty of back of rotation SP. At least next years Twins should not have to go to the scrap heap to find a couple of SP to fill out rotation to start year.
  8. What about Lawyerson at AA? After Varland and SWR moved up to AAA, Headrick and Lawyerson were battling to be considered the best pitcher at Wichita.
  9. Don't see Urbina as a need to add to 40 man. He only hit .250 at low A, and a short season. Can't see someone taking a shot at him or if they did, Urbina having success next year at the MLB level.
  10. I don't think the article's point is that there were not any negatives this season. Just that there were a few positives.
  11. I think Martin has been mishandled, was not ready for AA when Blue Jays had him there. Should have at least put at high A and let him have some success before moving up. Too much pressure to produce power, he is not built for power. Need a RH OF, Garlick cannot stay healthy-time to move on from him. Celestino has had some moments but hitting wise looks like a 4th/5th OF and can only play OF. Can see Martin as RH version of Gordon, able to play multiple positions IF and OF. Let Martin be who he is hitting wise, high OBP, SB threat, occasional power.
  12. I want parity, but don't think MLB, the owners, or the players want it. How can a system where some teams spend up to 4 times more than some other teams have parity? Dodgers. Yankees have seemingly no limits to their spending. When a top FA becomes available only the top 5-6 teams even have a chance to sign them. I don't think it will happen, but would at least like to see some movement in the direction of parity. Hard max caps, hard minimum limits, earlier FA, limited length of contracts, max contracts, increased revenue sharing, etc.
  13. SP options have greatly improved over the past few years for the Twins. 2 years ago only had one SP on contract after the season, last year only Ryan and Ober were sure SPs after the season ended. As mentioned before, next year, Twins have Mahle, Gray, Ryan, Ober, Maeda, Winder, and Varland. SWR will hopefully be pushing for an opportunity, Festa on the way up-may be late season callup like Varland this year and Paddack may be available late in year. Maybe Dobnak gets back on track, is Smeltzer back with Twins organization next year, I see 3 solid options for SP for next year-Ryan, Gray, Ober. Then 3 with health questions-Mahle, Maeda, and WInder, then 3 on the way up- Varland, SWR, and Festa. I would say SP is in best shape it has been in, in the past few years going into the offseason.
  14. Watched Festa pitch last night, looked dominant. 2 hits were a swinging bunt and a bloop single. Tall and skinny, room to develop and get stronger. Hope he starts in AA next year, and progresses to AAA if does well, maybe a shot at Twins like Varland this year.
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