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    miller761 got a reaction from Twins33 in Securing Sauce: Should the Twins Extend Mitch Garver?   
    Multiple year contracts to aging players (middle to late 30's) are almost always regrettable. In 2 years I would much rather have a Polanco or Buxton taking more DH at bats than Garver.
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    miller761 got a reaction from Hunter48 in Securing Sauce: Should the Twins Extend Mitch Garver?   
    Multiple year contracts to aging players (middle to late 30's) are almost always regrettable. In 2 years I would much rather have a Polanco or Buxton taking more DH at bats than Garver.
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    miller761 got a reaction from mikelink45 in Securing Sauce: Should the Twins Extend Mitch Garver?   
    Multiple year contracts to aging players (middle to late 30's) are almost always regrettable. In 2 years I would much rather have a Polanco or Buxton taking more DH at bats than Garver.
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    miller761 reacted to TopGunn#22 in Twins Mariners Trade proposal   
    I love it when guys on TD propose trades.  It ALWAYS makes for good discussion, so Thank You 21bdl21 !  I agree with the comments that we don't need MORE prospects, especially pitchers.  We have something like 16 legit pitching prospects so acquiring more just leads to 40-man roster headaches.  If I'm giving up Arraez, I'm looking for a legit Big League pitcher who can help the Twins in 2022 and beyond with an extension. With a value (MLB Trade Values) of 27.9 Arraez is the Twins BEST trade piece NOT named Polanco.  Arraez has defensive versatility and elite bat to ball skills.  He should be able to bring back a very good pitcher...or TWO.  Bassitt and Manaea from Oakland have a combined value of 35.5.  (Bassitt 17.0 and Manaea 18.5).  The Twins should be talking to Oakland about a deal centered around Arraez and looking to bring back Montas (39.6 value) or BOTH Bassitt and Manaea.  The Twins should NOT be punting 2022.  They should be building to compete in 2022 and beyond. 
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    miller761 got a reaction from Doctor Gast in Journeyman Zack Greinke has a Place on the 2022 Minnesota Twins   
    NO...........this will end badly....again!
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    miller761 got a reaction from baul0010 in Journeyman Zack Greinke has a Place on the 2022 Minnesota Twins   
    NO...........this will end badly....again!
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    miller761 got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in Journeyman Zack Greinke has a Place on the 2022 Minnesota Twins   
    NO...........this will end badly....again!
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    miller761 got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in Here are Three Creative Trade Options to Bolster the Twins Rotation   
    Would Christian Javier of the Astros be available. Pitched reasonably well when he was in the rotation last year but got sent to the bullpen when injured pitchers returned.
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    miller761 got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in Why an Elvis Andrus Trade Will Solve All of the Twins' Problems (Almost)   
    Think Andrus has a full no trade clause because of his trade to Oakland. I f that is the case the deal becomes much more difficult. Otherwise I would be in favor of that 2 for2 deal.
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    miller761 got a reaction from Ryan_K in Why an Elvis Andrus Trade Will Solve All of the Twins' Problems (Almost)   
    Think Andrus has a full no trade clause because of his trade to Oakland. I f that is the case the deal becomes much more difficult. Otherwise I would be in favor of that 2 for2 deal.
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    miller761 got a reaction from Mark G in Here are Three Creative Trade Options to Bolster the Twins Rotation   
    Would Christian Javier of the Astros be available. Pitched reasonably well when he was in the rotation last year but got sent to the bullpen when injured pitchers returned.
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    miller761 reacted to TopGunn#22 in Why an Elvis Andrus Trade Will Solve All of the Twins' Problems (Almost)   
    I voted "Like to Read a little more" because as always "It depends on what else you get back."  Here is a trade scenario based on MLB Trade Values where we acquire Andrus a little somethin' else:
     
    Athletics Get:  Arraez  27.9 and Simeon Woods-Richardson 9.6  Total 37.5
    Twins Get:  Elvis Andrus  -4.2 and Frankie Montas  39.6  Total 35.4
    It's a bit of an overpay for the Twins but the A's would do it to get a versatile bat and a young pitcher with very good potential.
    I'd do it in a heartbeat for the Twins because I get Montas to head my rotation for at minimum 2 seasons while my young pitchers sort out who's a keeper and who isn't.  One thing I have to applaud the current FO for is that at times we've listed at least 16 young, up and coming pitchers in the Twins organization.  16 !!  We can't possibly expect all of them to work out and with our current dire need for "experienced" pitching (that is also fairly young and talented) we can afford to part with ONE promising arm to get a proven big league #1 or #2.  AND, while Andrus may not be the BEST SS out there he does check several boxes.  1:  He's a dependable fielder and he's durable.  He still has decent bat to ball skills, in other words, he won't put up a Simmons type offensive year.  2:  He's a perfect stop gap SS while the Twins figure out that Austin Martin is their future LF'er and Lewis either shows he's the future SS or he's a RF/3B candidate.  
    Montas is valued at 39.6.  Bassitt is 17.0 and Manaea is 18.0 for a total value of 35.5.  If you wanted, you could swap Bassitt and Manaea in for Montas and get a little something more from Oakland, but I'm choosing Montas because Bassitt and Manaea are one season acquisitions and Montas has Ace potential and is multiple.  Plus, with the pipeline of young pitchers ripening in our organization, we don't need 2 "placeholders" we need an Ace to build around.  If Montas ends up being the equal of Berrios (or even better) then I sign HIM to the extension Jose wanted because by that time, the Twins will have multiple, young pitchers who are extremely affordable contributing at the big league level.  
    THIS is why I would consider trading for Elvis Andrus.  
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    miller761 got a reaction from Ruven in Don't Trade Austin Martin   
    Who cares about SS. If the kid can hit which is pretty much the consensus and can play 2B and all 3 OF positions and can run and is controllable for the next 5-6 years why would you trade him. The Twin's inability to sign FA players or for those players to want to come to Twins make this decision easy. Keep the kid and put him at the top of the order until he is a free agent.
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    miller761 got a reaction from glunn in Don't Trade Austin Martin   
    Who cares about SS. If the kid can hit which is pretty much the consensus and can play 2B and all 3 OF positions and can run and is controllable for the next 5-6 years why would you trade him. The Twin's inability to sign FA players or for those players to want to come to Twins make this decision easy. Keep the kid and put him at the top of the order until he is a free agent.
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    miller761 reacted to TopGunn#22 in Scouting Twins Prospects: Josh Winder   
    He's a promising prospect and like any pitcher health is always paramount.  He's got a good pitch mix, and while I don't have a firm grasp of what his potential is, the comp to Scott Baker is helpful.  He would look good IN the Twins rotation or, as I posted yesterday, could be used in a trade to acquire a veteran SP.  
    The Trade was Arraez and Winder to the A's for Frankie Montas.  It's a slight overpay for the Twins, but with Miranda set to replace Arraez and the chance to upgrade from Winder to Montas in the rotation I would do it.  
    Some have commented that there is no way the Twins would extend Montas after the 2023 season since we didn't do it for Berrios.  Montas & Berrios are very similar pitchers.  I disagree with that logic.  I think the Twins FO saw everything unraveling last season and determined a slight rebuild was in order.  Berrios, while solid and dependable, never quite became what the Twins expected him to be.  Montas has a chance to be better than Berrios.  If, after the 2023 the Twins have a division contending ballclub, I could see an extension for Montas.  A LOT of that depends on the development of Balazovic, Duran, Canterino and others (even Petty). 
    If Balazovic, Ryan, Ober, Duran and Canterino ALL hit it and are the foundation of the Twins pitching staff, then maybe Montas is traded or simply not resigned.  But if Montas blossoms and one or two of those guys don't work out,  or better yet, they all still do, you've got a bunch of affordable pitchers and could certainly afford to pay ONE to head your rotation.  Also, if Martin, Lewis and Miranda develop, if Kiriloff becomes the All Star bat and Gold Glove 1B-man, if Rortvedt and Jeffers are a solid catching duo, there is even MORE payroll flexibility.  The Twins have a LOT of young talent they are waiting on to arrive and shine with the big league club. .  If they are fortunate with that development, they could have a LOT of payroll flexibility as well.  
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    miller761 got a reaction from Dman in Don't Trade Austin Martin   
    Who cares about SS. If the kid can hit which is pretty much the consensus and can play 2B and all 3 OF positions and can run and is controllable for the next 5-6 years why would you trade him. The Twin's inability to sign FA players or for those players to want to come to Twins make this decision easy. Keep the kid and put him at the top of the order until he is a free agent.
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    miller761 got a reaction from Eris in Don't Trade Austin Martin   
    Who cares about SS. If the kid can hit which is pretty much the consensus and can play 2B and all 3 OF positions and can run and is controllable for the next 5-6 years why would you trade him. The Twin's inability to sign FA players or for those players to want to come to Twins make this decision easy. Keep the kid and put him at the top of the order until he is a free agent.
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    miller761 got a reaction from WyoTwin in Don't Trade Austin Martin   
    Who cares about SS. If the kid can hit which is pretty much the consensus and can play 2B and all 3 OF positions and can run and is controllable for the next 5-6 years why would you trade him. The Twin's inability to sign FA players or for those players to want to come to Twins make this decision easy. Keep the kid and put him at the top of the order until he is a free agent.
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    miller761 got a reaction from Connor Gould in Don't Trade Austin Martin   
    Who cares about SS. If the kid can hit which is pretty much the consensus and can play 2B and all 3 OF positions and can run and is controllable for the next 5-6 years why would you trade him. The Twin's inability to sign FA players or for those players to want to come to Twins make this decision easy. Keep the kid and put him at the top of the order until he is a free agent.
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    miller761 got a reaction from Twins33 in Don't Trade Austin Martin   
    Who cares about SS. If the kid can hit which is pretty much the consensus and can play 2B and all 3 OF positions and can run and is controllable for the next 5-6 years why would you trade him. The Twin's inability to sign FA players or for those players to want to come to Twins make this decision easy. Keep the kid and put him at the top of the order until he is a free agent.
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    miller761 got a reaction from Nashvilletwin in Don't Trade Austin Martin   
    Who cares about SS. If the kid can hit which is pretty much the consensus and can play 2B and all 3 OF positions and can run and is controllable for the next 5-6 years why would you trade him. The Twin's inability to sign FA players or for those players to want to come to Twins make this decision easy. Keep the kid and put him at the top of the order until he is a free agent.
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    miller761 got a reaction from wabene in Don't Trade Austin Martin   
    Who cares about SS. If the kid can hit which is pretty much the consensus and can play 2B and all 3 OF positions and can run and is controllable for the next 5-6 years why would you trade him. The Twin's inability to sign FA players or for those players to want to come to Twins make this decision easy. Keep the kid and put him at the top of the order until he is a free agent.
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    miller761 got a reaction from Dave The Dastardly in Don't Trade Austin Martin   
    Who cares about SS. If the kid can hit which is pretty much the consensus and can play 2B and all 3 OF positions and can run and is controllable for the next 5-6 years why would you trade him. The Twin's inability to sign FA players or for those players to want to come to Twins make this decision easy. Keep the kid and put him at the top of the order until he is a free agent.
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    miller761 got a reaction from mikelink45 in Don't Trade Austin Martin   
    Who cares about SS. If the kid can hit which is pretty much the consensus and can play 2B and all 3 OF positions and can run and is controllable for the next 5-6 years why would you trade him. The Twin's inability to sign FA players or for those players to want to come to Twins make this decision easy. Keep the kid and put him at the top of the order until he is a free agent.
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    miller761 got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in Don't Trade Austin Martin   
    Who cares about SS. If the kid can hit which is pretty much the consensus and can play 2B and all 3 OF positions and can run and is controllable for the next 5-6 years why would you trade him. The Twin's inability to sign FA players or for those players to want to come to Twins make this decision easy. Keep the kid and put him at the top of the order until he is a free agent.
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