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    Cory Engelhardt reacted to Karbo in Realistic Goals for Twins Pitchers in 2023   
    I for 1 would think Mahle should go well over your IP. I think he is capable of 170+ innings, if allowed too.
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    Cory Engelhardt reacted to tony&rodney in Dream blueprint for the rest of the offseason   
    The Twins may add a pitcher to the bullpen during Spring Training if they determine that staff could use another player. A trade is always possible too if another team finds a need to acquire a corner outfielder. The Twins have corner outfielders available for a price. I doubt the Yankees offer Loaisiga for Kepler, for example, but it is possible
    I can't think of any right handed bats to add and believe Royce Lewis will be the addition when he is ready.
    The front office has not been free with contracts to extend pitchers. Only Dobnak and Paddack have received extensions. Thus I would not expect any of Gray, Mahle, or Maeda to be extended and don't see these three as values beyond their current price. Each would be worth extending for two years for similar contracts but they will be wanting to explore free agency in hopes of obtaining much more money. Lopez is an outside possibility to extend at the end of the year.
    The Twins need to anticipate the possibility of a trade in July if the season proceeds successfully for them and brings disappointment to another franchise, because there may be an opportunity to add a significant player or two at that time.
    The emergence of young players and prospects along with a potential trade or two in July seems like the most likely course of action. The team has some talent and depth right now and when the snow melts we will have our answers.
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    Cory Engelhardt reacted to Fatbat in Dream blueprint for the rest of the offseason   
    I agree on Mahle if he can stay healthy. Extend Lopez as well so we dont have to dislike the trade of Arraez even more than we first did. I’d rather see a couple of young guys make the show out of spring training than see another vet brought in. 
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    Cory Engelhardt got a reaction from Richie the Rally Goat in 2022 Offseason Blueprint: Trades for Flaherty, Manaea   
    I have a hard time judging what would be fair for someone like Manaea or what the A’s are looking for. I’m guessing prospects. This offer was close on baseballtradevalues, but that is really more of a guide.
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    Cory Engelhardt got a reaction from TheLeviathan in 2022 Offseason Blueprint: Trades for Flaherty, Manaea   
    I brought Taylor in not planning for him to be the starting SS for the next 3 years, but he can certainly play ss, and allow time for one of Martin or Lewis or someone else to become the SS. After that, he is a GREAT utility option who can play SS or CF. Our other current utility options (I'll lump Arraez and Miranda in there for now) are more 1b/2b/3b types. 
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    Cory Engelhardt got a reaction from Doctor Gast in 2022 Offseason Blueprint: Trades for Flaherty, Manaea   
    I brought Taylor in not planning for him to be the starting SS for the next 3 years, but he can certainly play ss, and allow time for one of Martin or Lewis or someone else to become the SS. After that, he is a GREAT utility option who can play SS or CF. Our other current utility options (I'll lump Arraez and Miranda in there for now) are more 1b/2b/3b types. 
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    Cory Engelhardt reacted to TheLeviathan in 2022 Offseason Blueprint: Trades for Flaherty, Manaea   
    I like how your prices all seemed very cognizant of being fair and not homerish.  I'd have liked to see you lay out the roster after all your moves along with the salary bottom line.
    My biggest plus there was the Arraez trade idea (does STL need a 2B?), but I'm worried about Chris Taylor as an every day SS.
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    Cory Engelhardt reacted to Doctor Gast in 2022 Offseason Blueprint: Trades for Flaherty, Manaea   
    Love your blueprint, Cory. Love you going out and getting quality pitching via trade, I believe that's the ticket. Love that you saw all the holes and filled them. BTV is a good tool to get a general idea of trade value but teams have a little different view of player values. Arraez/ Flaherty is an overpay but STL really loves Flaherty so it going to take an overpay. There are other options with MIA and OAK that also could be pursued.  
    The way that you approached this, is spot on. As you say it's flexible, you can substitute the players with other comparable names and it still works and you balanced the budget. If I was the owner of the Twins, I'd hire you to be my FO. I don't trust this FO to be as creative as you.
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    Cory Engelhardt reacted to Doctor Gast in 2022 Offseason Blueprint: Trades for Flaherty, Manaea   
    My feeling is that MIA would prefer trading away some one from their established rotation to make room for their upcoming talent. MIA could be a little desperate to cover some of their holes (like catching) where they'd accept a reasonable package. A package better suits us because we can help clean up our 40 man roster mess. But I'd be happy with any stud from their stable. If we can get U of M star Meyers I'd be over joyed
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    Cory Engelhardt got a reaction from Doctor Gast in 2022 Offseason Blueprint: Trades for Flaherty, Manaea   
    Larnach sure could be an all star type hitter. He looked GREAT the first month he was up, and I think he can be great again.
    Kepler is exceptional defensively, has power and takes some walks. He hasn't been anything like 2019 in almost any other year, but he is fine enough, especially with the defense he provides. But, really, he could certainly be a trade option too.
    I do believe they will be creative. The offseason will be fascinating.
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    Cory Engelhardt got a reaction from WilliesWorld24 in 2022 Offseason Blueprint: Trades for Flaherty, Manaea   
    I like the Marlins too, no doubt. For me with the Marlins, a lot of the deals I really like are for their extremely young pitching (like Max Meyer or Eduard Cabrera.) I'd be all about acquiring them, but my goal (at least for this mock offseason) was to get guys who have already been at or near the top of a major league rotation. I also don't see Miami trading Rogers or Lopez or Alcantara without getting extremely blown away. I could be wrong for sure. 
    My thought is, if the offense can stay top 5-10 in mlb, and the pitching can go from 29th (where they were in 2021) even just to middle of the pack (not top 5-10 like they were 2018, 2019 and 2020) then they are in that 86-90 win area. From that point, if you can get into a wild card spot, all bets are off in the playoffs. 
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    Cory Engelhardt reacted to WilliesWorld24 in 2022 Offseason Blueprint: Trades for Flaherty, Manaea   
    Hey Cory - excellent, thoughtful, creative and realistic effort. Thank you for sharing. How many trade scenarios did you run through? I think the Twins and Marlins line up well for both clubs, I could see a trade for SP#2/3 with Miami rather than the Manea trade. And where do you think your team finishes 2022 based upon these moves? Thanks again - enjoyed your blueprint. 
     
    Sean
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    Cory Engelhardt reacted to TopGunn#22 in 2022 Offseason Blueprint: Trades for Flaherty, Manaea   
    Nice job Cory !  There are a million plus one ways this off season could go.  Your numbers work out and the thought put into it was precise.  I would call that a successful off season.
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    Cory Engelhardt got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in 2022 Offseason Blueprint: Trades for Flaherty, Manaea   
    Larnach sure could be an all star type hitter. He looked GREAT the first month he was up, and I think he can be great again.
    Kepler is exceptional defensively, has power and takes some walks. He hasn't been anything like 2019 in almost any other year, but he is fine enough, especially with the defense he provides. But, really, he could certainly be a trade option too.
    I do believe they will be creative. The offseason will be fascinating.
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    Cory Engelhardt got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in 2022 Offseason Blueprint: Trades for Flaherty, Manaea   
    I have a hard time judging what would be fair for someone like Manaea or what the A’s are looking for. I’m guessing prospects. This offer was close on baseballtradevalues, but that is really more of a guide.
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    Cory Engelhardt got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in 2022 Offseason Blueprint: Trades for Flaherty, Manaea   
    Thanks! It's fun thinking through scenarios on this isn't it?
    I see Kirilloff as the primary 1B to be honest, but he certainly can play the outfield too. I admittedly like Kepler's defense a lot, so even though his batting average isn't great, I think he does other things well. He is still young, and I think getting back to 75% of what he did in 2019 is doable. Otherwise, statistics show he isn't a terrible player by any means, and I have a hard time JUST using batting average to compare how a player is doing.
    Larnach will have a higher than .220 average in a full season. Coming off a missed season and playing full time again would be tough for any rookie to struggle through. I imagine last season was a learning curve for him and many other younger players.
     
    I don't know if my names will be the ones they acquire at all, it's just a guess. BUT, I do think the trade route is what they will do over the free agent route. It's what they have done before getting playoff level starters (Odorizzi and Maeda.) 
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    Cory Engelhardt reacted to Greglw3 in 2022 Offseason Blueprint: Trades for Flaherty, Manaea   
    I would clarify that I think Larnach is going to eventually be close to all star caliber, if not all-star caliber. I just felt that he probably needed to start in AAA, dominate and then come up again.
    I wish Kepler could reclaim that 75%! I’ve just watched him pull the ball to the 2B/OF way too many times. He seems incapable of or unwilling to adjusting and using the whole field. If he could do that, I’d never think about demoting him. He could easily bunt to the left side, take a tip from Rod Carew and raise his average and help the team a lot and get the other team out of that shift that has been his Waterloo.
    I hope Falvey and Levine read Twins Daily because I think several of us are showing the aggressiveness necessary to build a contender, next year!
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    Cory Engelhardt reacted to Seth Stohs in 2022 Offseason Blueprint: Trades for Flaherty, Manaea   
    Um, Arraez for Jack Flaherty... Yes, please! 
    Canterino, Wallner and Enlow for one year of Manaea? No, thanks! 
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    Cory Engelhardt reacted to tony&rodney in 2022 Offseason Blueprint: Trades for Flaherty, Manaea   
    I like the willingness to trade for a few starters and to sign a few players as well. This is a practical roster. The Cardinals may value Flaherty too highly to trade him, Sano might be tough to trade, and the Dodgers may still love Taylor. I like the idea that change is possible. Having thought about ways to look at a roster for 2022, I appreciate the exercise you have completed and it looks solid.
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    Cory Engelhardt reacted to howieramone2 in 2020 Minnesota Twins Blueprint, version 1.0   
    This is well done. I like that you made us younger with Gallen and Anderson.
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    Cory Engelhardt reacted to twinkiesfan11 in 2020 Minnesota Twins Blueprint, version 1.0   
    1. Can’t picture Arizona being interested in trading Gallen after giving up quite a bit to get him this past trade deadline. Also feel that’s way too much to give up if they were open to dealing him.
     
    2. Not interested in Anderson at that price at all but agree with the premise of dropping Cron, moving Sano to 1B and adding a defensive upgrade at 3B.
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    Cory Engelhardt reacted to Seth Stohs in 2020 Minnesota Twins Blueprint, version 1.0   
    I'm not sure I like either of those trades. Gallen is a borderline Top 50 pitching prospect, Balazovic will likely both be top 50-60 this year, Thorpe could be a good #4 starter, plus Rosario. 
    And, not sure Brian Anderson is interesting enough to give up Larnach (top 80ish guy), plus 3 more guys?
    I like Alex Gordon. 
    I like Diekman, probably at $5-6 million rather than $8. I don't mind Bumgarner at 4/72... 4/88 seems generous. 
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    Cory Engelhardt got a reaction from Sabir Aden in The Good, The Bad, and How To Fix It on Martin Perez   
    Loved this! Great article!
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    Cory Engelhardt got a reaction from DocBauer in Mr. Miami in Twins Territory?   
    I like all of this, and I think he would help the team long term. My only question is, other than money (which every team will be able to offer) why would Machado choose Minnesota?
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    Cory Engelhardt got a reaction from MN_ExPat in SS - your best fielder   
    I like this thought. Sign Iglesias and move Polanco to 2B. That fixes two positions up the middle as I think Polanco is a better 2nd baseman than anyone else currently on the free agent market. And then because Igelsias is so good defensively, it would help Sano as well IF Sano is still going to be the main 3rd baseman.
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