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    MTV got a reaction from wabene in Grade the Minnesota Twins’ 2022 Trade Deadline!   
    The Twin’s 4 issues at the deadline: Bullpen, Rotation, Catcher, Outfield. 
     
    Bullpen-A plus. You got exactly what you needed, 2 high-quality arms (and for fairly little I might add)
    Rotation-B. You added Tyler Mahle, who will be a key component in your rotation for 2 years. could’ve used another 4th starter but this is alright.
    Catching-B-. You didn’t need a lot, just a backup you can live with for a month or 2. Did want a slightly bigger acquisition though.
    Outfield-F. With Kepler, Kirilloff and Larnach injured, you needed to go out and get 1 solid outfielder, maybe a Anthony Santander or a Joc Pederson or even a Ben Gamel, yet you stood still, and now we have to deal with Jake Cave and Mark Contreras until September.
    Overall deadline grade: B
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    MTV got a reaction from Doctor Gast in Week in Review: Between Rock Bottom and a Hard Place   
    The Twins will have to pull a 2021 Atlanta Braves and reshape the outfield at the deadline. Kepler, Larnach, and Kirilloff are all injured and have questionable return times, so the Twins will be throwing out an outfield of Gordon, Buxton, and Garlick for probably 2+ Weeks (barring trades). The Twins will need at the very least 1, hopefully 2 corner outfielders to bolster the lineup, while finding a decent backup catcher (Hamilton isn’t working out), 2 starters, and 2 relievers in…18 hours. God bless this organization.
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    MTV got a reaction from rickyriolo in What Would an Ideal Trade Deadline Look Like for The Twins?   
    Twins/Red Sox: Twins get SP Nathan Eovaldi and UT Kike Hernandez for RF Max Kepler, 1B Miguel Sano, RHP Blayne Enlow #17p. Twins get 2 guys that have been very dominant in the postseason and off Miguel Sano, Red Sox get pieces that will benefit them sooner than later. Wallner looks about major-league ready and can put faith into him starting next year. 
    Twins/Reds: Twins get OF Tyler Naquin for SP Chris Archer, OF Jake Cave, and RHP Sean Mooney #30p. Twins get a decent RF in the absence of Kepler and shave off Chris Archer. 
    Twins/Marlins: Twins get RP Anthony Bass and C Jacob Stallings for 1B Aaron Sabato #13p, RHP Cole Sands #14p and C Caleb Hamilton. Twins get a strong high-end reliever and a quality backup catcher for prospects of mediocre interest.
    Twins/Diamondbacks: Twins get SP Merrill Kelly for OF Misael Urbina #9p and RHP Casey Legumina #25p. Kelly honestly sounds like a twins starter and would strengthen the rotation in comparison to Archer. Urbina has upside but is struggling.
    Twins/Rockies: Twins get RP Daniel Bard for SS Keoni Cavaco #19p and RP Joe Smith. I honestly don’t know what the Rockies want and hope this would be enough.
    Total Off-season:
    SP Nathan Eovaldi, SP Merrill Kelly, RP Anthony Bass, RP Daniel Bard, OF Tyler Naquin, U Kike Hernandez, C Jacob Stallings
    For:
    RF Max Kepler, 1B Miguel Sano, SP Chris Archer, RP Joe Smith, C Caleb Hamilton, OF Jake Cave, Misael Urbina #9p, Aaron Sabato #13p, Cole Sands #14p, Blayne Enlow #17p, Keoni Cavaco #19p, Casey Legumina #25p, Sean Mooney #30p.
     
    Outcome: Twins still retain all highly-touted players and look good enough for the postseason.
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    MTV got a reaction from Karbo in 5 Potential Catcher Trade Targets   
    2 more catchers available would be Omar Narvaez and Christian Vasquez. The Brewers seem alright with Caratini and Severino in a platoon role and the Red Sox are falling farther out of the playoff race. Both are on expiring contracts and would be solid improvements to Gary Sanchez.
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    MTV got a reaction from TwinsRealist in Week in Review: Breaking Bad   
    I’m incredibly eager to see what the Twins do this deadline, because moves will be made. With Jeffers out until at least September the Twins should chase after a better catcher, I doubt they’ll get Willson Contreras but an Omar Narvaez or a Sean Murphy would be nice. Along with that try to fix the outfield, it’s been great defensively but kind of lackluster offensively. The Twins will need another starter and 2 more bullpen arms, and we have enough in the farm to acquire such feats. Let’s see Minnesota go far this year.
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    MTV got a reaction from TwinsRealist in Bovada: Twins Betting Favorites to Land Frankie Montas, Josh Bell If Moved at Deadline   
    I’d put money on Montas joining the Twins. The Dodgers and Yankees have more interest in Castillo, and Oakland has great interest in Spencer Steer. Send a couple pitching prospects with Steer and the Twins have an Ace. As for Bell, hard no. Kirilloff, Miranda, and Arraez are already enough for 1B, and the Twins don’t really need that type of slugger. If the Twins chase any offensive player it should be an outfielder.
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    MTV got a reaction from Twinfan603 in Bovada: Twins Betting Favorites to Land Frankie Montas, Josh Bell If Moved at Deadline   
    I’d put money on Montas joining the Twins. The Dodgers and Yankees have more interest in Castillo, and Oakland has great interest in Spencer Steer. Send a couple pitching prospects with Steer and the Twins have an Ace. As for Bell, hard no. Kirilloff, Miranda, and Arraez are already enough for 1B, and the Twins don’t really need that type of slugger. If the Twins chase any offensive player it should be an outfielder.
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    MTV got a reaction from Karbo in What Could a Sonny Gray Extension Look Like for Minnesota?   
    It depends on his success/health over the span of this year/next year (the Twins will almost certainly pickup his option). It would likely be a 3-4 year extension, and unless it’s in the $9-13m/year range the Twins might pass.
     
    Along with that, Gray might not even be needed. The Twins have Ryan and Ober for years, along with SWR, Canterino, Winder, Balazovic, Henriquez, and Varland all looking to have a future place in the rotation (and that’s just guys due up in the next 2 years)
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    MTV got a reaction from mikelink45 in Identifying Prospects the Twins Could Move at the Trade Dealine   
    Wallner, Varland—homegrown talents that shouldn’t be traded at all, especially with their recent success.
    Winder, Canterino, Balazovic—3 future stars of the rotation, shouldn’t be moved if the Twins want a good future.
    Austin Martin, Simeon Woods-Richardson—both have struggled at some point with the Twins and their futures look shaky, if teams see enough value in them for a trade, go ahead. Along with that, this may be their best time to trade them, who knows. 

    Lewis, Steer, Rodriguez, Hajjar—have performed too well to be a smaller part of a trade. Will either be the front-runner of a trade or will stay in the system.
    Miller, Urbina, Medina—futures are far away and if they make enough trade value deal them. 
     
    Henriquez, Sabato, Sands, Strotman, Enlow, Cavaco—not top-tier prospects and play at positions with more high-caliber talent currently either with the Twins or in the farm system, look disposable. 
     
    Larnach, Ober, Kepler, Urshela—look movable if they make enough of a return. 
     
    Miranda, Kirilloff, Arraez—too high-value offensive players to move, unless asking price is monumental.
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    MTV got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in The Potential Cost of Acquiring Pitching in Trades   
    Kyle Hendricks isn’t necessarily a bad option, but has struggled the past couple years, and I doubt the Twins want to eat 2 years and $28 million plus a $16 million buy-out of his contract
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    MTV got a reaction from Hunter48 in Is It Time to Move on From Tyler Duffey?   
    If you DFA him now you’re shortening up an already shaky bullpen, and his trade value will be down the drain. He’s at least a veteran leader for the new, inexperienced arms and should be put in low-leverage situations.
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    MTV got a reaction from glunn in 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Worry about the Minnesota Twins   
    If the Twins want to seriously compete in 2022, they’ll need probably 1-2 more starters (1 very high-quality one at least), 2-3 more consistent relievers, and possibly another first-baseman. This team looks like they can definitely make those moves by diving into the prospect pool, and should make at least a few small moves now instead of later.
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    MTV got a reaction from Mark G in The Twins' 3 Biggest Weaknesses   
    The Twins should make a trade for a 1-2 year first baseman, like Dan Vogelbach, Josh Bell, or Jonathan Schoop. With a lot of outfield depth ready next year, the Twins should probably trade Trevor Larnach in a deadline piece for a high-end Ace-level starter (cough cough Frankie Montas) and possibly a backend starter. A solid bullpen addition would be appreciated, and a high-quality LF with a CF option also would be recommended. I can’t wait for July
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    MTV got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in Matt Canterino Continues To Dominate Minor League Hitters   
    I can’t wait to see this rotation at it’s peak. Ryan, Canterino, Winder, Balazovic, Woods-Richardson, and Ober look to be strong starting pitchers. Even if one of them doesn’t pan out, you still have Louie Varland and Blayne Enlow that could eventually make an impact
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    MTV got a reaction from DocBauer in Reevaluating Minnesota’s First Base Depth   
    I think as of right now, the Twins should just manage at first with Arraez and Miranda, and wait for Kirilloff to come back. Sano should do what is best, and the Twins should hold off from trades for now. Things will hopefully be clear at the deadline for what the Twins do and don’t need.
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    MTV got a reaction from Bigfork Twins Guy in Reevaluating Minnesota’s First Base Depth   
    I think as of right now, the Twins should just manage at first with Arraez and Miranda, and wait for Kirilloff to come back. Sano should do what is best, and the Twins should hold off from trades for now. Things will hopefully be clear at the deadline for what the Twins do and don’t need.
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    MTV got a reaction from Karbo in Reevaluating Minnesota’s First Base Depth   
    I think as of right now, the Twins should just manage at first with Arraez and Miranda, and wait for Kirilloff to come back. Sano should do what is best, and the Twins should hold off from trades for now. Things will hopefully be clear at the deadline for what the Twins do and don’t need.
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    MTV got a reaction from bighat in Twins Minor League Report (4/27): Miranda Is Heating Up, Lewis with the Walk Off   
    Wonder what the Twins are gonna do with Lewis and Miranda. Both can play most of the infield but unless injuries happen Correa and Polanco are gonna have up-the-middle locked down for a decent amount of the year. I’m expecting the Twins to trade either Arraez or Urshela to make room for the future stars
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    MTV got a reaction from RpR in Trevor Larnach is Hurting the Ball   
    For the future, Kirilloff will be the starting 1B and Larnach will be the LF. Aaron Sabato should be up next year, and Miguel Sano is currently a placeholder for Aaron Sabato. Unfortunately, the Twins don’t really have a third 1B so Sano won’t really be getting days off in the mean time. Sano being on the team in 2023 will solely depend on if he heats up for a long enough stretch this year.
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    MTV got a reaction from Karbo in Justin Upton Time?   
    It’s worth taking a shot at. Upton will be cheap and the Twins could use another Outfielder for depth. Use Upton as a lefty platoon with Trevor Larnach/Max Kepler and a DH option for the time being. If he doesn’t perform, oh well. DFA him and move on
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    MTV got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in REPORT: Twins Working to Acquire Padres RHP Chris Paddack   
    I like the deal but the Twins should bring in a lefty to balance out a rotation of 5 (possibly 6) Righties. Maybe we make a chase after Paddack and Snell, trading Larnach and Rogers seems like a fair tradeoff, maybe the Twins could even get a prospect for it. I think Kirilloff can handle Left for a good amount of the season and Larnach is an ok trade, but trading Rogers is shaky. It really depends on how high the Twins are on Duran, Moran, and Smith to lead the end of the bullpen
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