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    Bigfork Twins Guy reacted to JYTwinsFan in Conceptualizing a Creative, Realistic, Winning Contract for Carlos Correa   
    Over Thanksgiving, I was pondering something just like this, thanks for crystalizing it so well. If the Twins won 1 world series in that first four years and Correa was an average contributor the rest of his career (or left after 4), that would be well worth it. If you proceed with a strategy like this, I think you start with a bottom line at $300mil and let another team push you up to the $325mil (which is likely to occur).
    I'm also curious about something from the forum community. Opt Outs are clearly around for good barring some larger shift in economics or strategies. Why haven't we (or will we?) start to see Team Options attached to the Opt Out year...essentially the equivalent of a "right of first refusal" for teams...embedded into contracts? It would work something like this as an example:
    Player Opts out of deal after year 4 Team can automatically resign player (like an option) at a pre-agreed price (e.g. the established run rate of $40mil) before they hit the open market. This way the player has the ability to leverage their performance potential and seize the market rate, but the team is also protected from outright losing the player to the competitive market if they are still performing at the high level, reducing fan anxiety and continuing player/team partnerships that are genuinely working. You could also get creative with what that option looks like. It could trigger multiple years or just one. It could be a pre agreed price or something similar to the "qualifying offer" where it is an average of the top X players salaries.
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    Bigfork Twins Guy reacted to MGM4706 in Why Haven't The Twins Signed Omar Narváez Yet?   
    The new CEO Joe Pohlad is too busy designing new uniforms to bother with actually improving the team! He is cut out of the Pohlad mold of focusing on Profit and not Winning so don't expect any big moves. Get set for another .500 season!! More pitchers were signed today but not by the Twins. Plus Houston, the World Champs, spend more to get Abreu!! We keep getting further behind!
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    Bigfork Twins Guy got a reaction from Karbo in Why Haven't The Twins Signed Omar Narváez Yet?   
    I believe that they may be waiting for Toronto to field all offers and make a decision for the catcher they decide to trade before coming back to Narváez.
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    Bigfork Twins Guy got a reaction from Brandon in Why Haven't The Twins Signed Omar Narváez Yet?   
    I believe that they may be waiting for Toronto to field all offers and make a decision for the catcher they decide to trade before coming back to Narváez.
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    Bigfork Twins Guy got a reaction from Cris E in Why Haven't The Twins Signed Omar Narváez Yet?   
    I believe that they may be waiting for Toronto to field all offers and make a decision for the catcher they decide to trade before coming back to Narváez.
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    Bigfork Twins Guy reacted to tarheeltwinsfan in Analyze This: Jose Abreu Is the Bat Minnesota Needs   
    I read this article and found the stats for Abreu's past performances to have been very impressive. But I have doubts about his future performances. Also the Twins promising young players need experience and can't get much of that by watching from the bench or playing in St. Paul. Therefore I am not interested in attempting to sign an aging veteran DH, who only hit 15 home runs last year and who won't play in the field, but if he does, can only play at the one position where the Twins have three (3)  promising young players, all of whom need to play on a regular basis. Plus the Twins would be paying a high salary based on Abreu's past performances, which appear to be declining.  Sorry, but I can't see the justification for this proposed signing. 
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    Bigfork Twins Guy got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in Are the Twins Right in Trusting Miranda at the Hot Corner?   
    Good point.  His area to cover should be diminished with the shift changes.
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    Bigfork Twins Guy reacted to Steve71 in The Troubling Realities of Buying High on Free Agent Pitching   
    I would rather "overpay" Rodon on a shorter-term contract than pay a lesser AAV over 5 years.  In other words, I would prefer something like 2/$70 vs. 5/$125.  That way we don't have a boat anchor contract in 2026 still killing our budget.
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    Bigfork Twins Guy got a reaction from LiamC in What Will Kenta Maeda's Role Be in 2023? What Should It Be?   
    This plan doesn't preclude Maeda from starting more games, it just means he has to earn his way back into that role. He's been playing for the Twins long enough to know that opportunities will come along in this rotation over the course of the year, and probably very early, if he's doing his part and showing he can still get outs. This might actually form an ideal scenario where he's able to limit his innings early on and keep him fresh later into the season (and playoffs?) in light of his minimal workload baseline. 
    This paragraph is the key to your article Nick.  I like the approach to work in the BP while building up innings towards moving into the starting rotation later on WHEN injuries occur there.
    In regards to him being unhappy, could the Twins tweak that contract to include RP incentives to make him financially happy?
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    Bigfork Twins Guy got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in Twins Must Fix Infield Defense in 2023   
    Limiting range without a shift is going to require individual contributors to provide the utmost ability.
    Ted, you bring up a great point about range that I hadn't thought of previously.  Having CC4 as SS would IMO reduce the number of hits that get through the IF due to range limitations. Part of that is range but a lot of that is his arm.  All the more reason to re-think that signing.
    Also, I believe players did not get enough defensive reps in ST and it showed.  The coaching staff should ramp those up considerably.  Rocco keeping some consistency in the IF would improve defense also.  Shuffling in and out players negatively impacts those instincts that come with playing with each other often.
    Lastly, I recall Koskie working his tail off taking grounders to become a defensive asset instead of a liability.  If Miranda is not doing the same right now to personally improve, that would be a shame.
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    Bigfork Twins Guy got a reaction from Karbo in How Will Kyle Farmer Fit in for the Twins?   
    Would that be called "Farmer's Insurance"?
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    Bigfork Twins Guy got a reaction from Richie the Rally Goat in What Will Kenta Maeda's Role Be in 2023? What Should It Be?   
    This plan doesn't preclude Maeda from starting more games, it just means he has to earn his way back into that role. He's been playing for the Twins long enough to know that opportunities will come along in this rotation over the course of the year, and probably very early, if he's doing his part and showing he can still get outs. This might actually form an ideal scenario where he's able to limit his innings early on and keep him fresh later into the season (and playoffs?) in light of his minimal workload baseline. 
    This paragraph is the key to your article Nick.  I like the approach to work in the BP while building up innings towards moving into the starting rotation later on WHEN injuries occur there.
    In regards to him being unhappy, could the Twins tweak that contract to include RP incentives to make him financially happy?
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    Bigfork Twins Guy got a reaction from DocBauer in Twins Must Fix Infield Defense in 2023   
    Limiting range without a shift is going to require individual contributors to provide the utmost ability.
    Ted, you bring up a great point about range that I hadn't thought of previously.  Having CC4 as SS would IMO reduce the number of hits that get through the IF due to range limitations. Part of that is range but a lot of that is his arm.  All the more reason to re-think that signing.
    Also, I believe players did not get enough defensive reps in ST and it showed.  The coaching staff should ramp those up considerably.  Rocco keeping some consistency in the IF would improve defense also.  Shuffling in and out players negatively impacts those instincts that come with playing with each other often.
    Lastly, I recall Koskie working his tail off taking grounders to become a defensive asset instead of a liability.  If Miranda is not doing the same right now to personally improve, that would be a shame.
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    Bigfork Twins Guy got a reaction from LA VIkes Fan in What Will Kenta Maeda's Role Be in 2023? What Should It Be?   
    This plan doesn't preclude Maeda from starting more games, it just means he has to earn his way back into that role. He's been playing for the Twins long enough to know that opportunities will come along in this rotation over the course of the year, and probably very early, if he's doing his part and showing he can still get outs. This might actually form an ideal scenario where he's able to limit his innings early on and keep him fresh later into the season (and playoffs?) in light of his minimal workload baseline. 
    This paragraph is the key to your article Nick.  I like the approach to work in the BP while building up innings towards moving into the starting rotation later on WHEN injuries occur there.
    In regards to him being unhappy, could the Twins tweak that contract to include RP incentives to make him financially happy?
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    Bigfork Twins Guy got a reaction from roger in Twins Must Fix Infield Defense in 2023   
    Limiting range without a shift is going to require individual contributors to provide the utmost ability.
    Ted, you bring up a great point about range that I hadn't thought of previously.  Having CC4 as SS would IMO reduce the number of hits that get through the IF due to range limitations. Part of that is range but a lot of that is his arm.  All the more reason to re-think that signing.
    Also, I believe players did not get enough defensive reps in ST and it showed.  The coaching staff should ramp those up considerably.  Rocco keeping some consistency in the IF would improve defense also.  Shuffling in and out players negatively impacts those instincts that come with playing with each other often.
    Lastly, I recall Koskie working his tail off taking grounders to become a defensive asset instead of a liability.  If Miranda is not doing the same right now to personally improve, that would be a shame.
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    Bigfork Twins Guy got a reaction from JD-TWINS in Twins Extension Candidate: Sonny Gray   
    A 3-45 contract seems fair for both parties.  I like Gray and after losing a high-end prospect for him I want the Twins to get more out of him than 2022-23.
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    Bigfork Twins Guy got a reaction from Minny505 in How Will Kyle Farmer Fit in for the Twins?   
    Would that be called "Farmer's Insurance"?
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    Bigfork Twins Guy got a reaction from RpR in How Will Kyle Farmer Fit in for the Twins?   
    Would that be called "Farmer's Insurance"?
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    Bigfork Twins Guy got a reaction from Doctor Gast in Twins Must Fix Infield Defense in 2023   
    Limiting range without a shift is going to require individual contributors to provide the utmost ability.
    Ted, you bring up a great point about range that I hadn't thought of previously.  Having CC4 as SS would IMO reduce the number of hits that get through the IF due to range limitations. Part of that is range but a lot of that is his arm.  All the more reason to re-think that signing.
    Also, I believe players did not get enough defensive reps in ST and it showed.  The coaching staff should ramp those up considerably.  Rocco keeping some consistency in the IF would improve defense also.  Shuffling in and out players negatively impacts those instincts that come with playing with each other often.
    Lastly, I recall Koskie working his tail off taking grounders to become a defensive asset instead of a liability.  If Miranda is not doing the same right now to personally improve, that would be a shame.
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    Bigfork Twins Guy got a reaction from RpR in Twins Must Fix Infield Defense in 2023   
    Limiting range without a shift is going to require individual contributors to provide the utmost ability.
    Ted, you bring up a great point about range that I hadn't thought of previously.  Having CC4 as SS would IMO reduce the number of hits that get through the IF due to range limitations. Part of that is range but a lot of that is his arm.  All the more reason to re-think that signing.
    Also, I believe players did not get enough defensive reps in ST and it showed.  The coaching staff should ramp those up considerably.  Rocco keeping some consistency in the IF would improve defense also.  Shuffling in and out players negatively impacts those instincts that come with playing with each other often.
    Lastly, I recall Koskie working his tail off taking grounders to become a defensive asset instead of a liability.  If Miranda is not doing the same right now to personally improve, that would be a shame.
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    Bigfork Twins Guy got a reaction from DocBauer in What Will Kenta Maeda's Role Be in 2023? What Should It Be?   
    This plan doesn't preclude Maeda from starting more games, it just means he has to earn his way back into that role. He's been playing for the Twins long enough to know that opportunities will come along in this rotation over the course of the year, and probably very early, if he's doing his part and showing he can still get outs. This might actually form an ideal scenario where he's able to limit his innings early on and keep him fresh later into the season (and playoffs?) in light of his minimal workload baseline. 
    This paragraph is the key to your article Nick.  I like the approach to work in the BP while building up innings towards moving into the starting rotation later on WHEN injuries occur there.
    In regards to him being unhappy, could the Twins tweak that contract to include RP incentives to make him financially happy?
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    Bigfork Twins Guy got a reaction from DocBauer in Yep, It's Another Kyle Farmer Article   
    I agree with you Roger.  IMO, the Twins are nowhere near in the ballpark to sign one of the big 4 so this play fills that gap that we have been talking about to get us to Lewis or Lee,  Farmer will be an ideal utility guy after that takes place and can even hedge against injury to one of our catchers while the other is a DH which Rocco likes to do.
    I expect the Twins to go with Farmer and put resources into other areas of the club like pitching, catching, and some big bats to replace CC4 in the lineup.
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    Bigfork Twins Guy got a reaction from Dman in What Will Kenta Maeda's Role Be in 2023? What Should It Be?   
    This plan doesn't preclude Maeda from starting more games, it just means he has to earn his way back into that role. He's been playing for the Twins long enough to know that opportunities will come along in this rotation over the course of the year, and probably very early, if he's doing his part and showing he can still get outs. This might actually form an ideal scenario where he's able to limit his innings early on and keep him fresh later into the season (and playoffs?) in light of his minimal workload baseline. 
    This paragraph is the key to your article Nick.  I like the approach to work in the BP while building up innings towards moving into the starting rotation later on WHEN injuries occur there.
    In regards to him being unhappy, could the Twins tweak that contract to include RP incentives to make him financially happy?
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    Bigfork Twins Guy got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in What Will Kenta Maeda's Role Be in 2023? What Should It Be?   
    This plan doesn't preclude Maeda from starting more games, it just means he has to earn his way back into that role. He's been playing for the Twins long enough to know that opportunities will come along in this rotation over the course of the year, and probably very early, if he's doing his part and showing he can still get outs. This might actually form an ideal scenario where he's able to limit his innings early on and keep him fresh later into the season (and playoffs?) in light of his minimal workload baseline. 
    This paragraph is the key to your article Nick.  I like the approach to work in the BP while building up innings towards moving into the starting rotation later on WHEN injuries occur there.
    In regards to him being unhappy, could the Twins tweak that contract to include RP incentives to make him financially happy?
  25. Haha
    Bigfork Twins Guy got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in How Will Kyle Farmer Fit in for the Twins?   
    Would that be called "Farmer's Insurance"?
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