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Everything posted by darin617

  1. No, it's just a bad trade when you give up a talented lefty closer and have to pay all but the minimum for a starter who hasn't been good since 2019.
  2. D, because we had to pay almost all of Rogers salary and still got back a questionable starter. Rooker wasn't going to ever be a full time player so no loss there. The PTBNL better turn out to be a diamond in the rough.
  3. Why would the Twins want to put more pressure on Ryan by making him opening day starter? He looks like he has great potential and it's very hard to find a good reason why they did this. Just let Gray do it and let Ryan have less stress and let him continue to grow into the future ace he can become.
  4. Sign Jonathan Villar as a short term fix. He should be cheap and he is productive and would bring some extra speed to the team.
  5. The biggest thing people are not thinking about is exactly how many top prospects never make it to the majors and if they do success is not guaranteed. Getting back a proven starter with a team friendly contract is the thing that all teams desire.
  6. Your wish is granted. With the lockout there can be no trades. This will sadly drag into March and hopefully get resolved in time for another quick Spring Training before the season starts.
  7. I'm also not trying to defend owners either. They only acted first by starting the lockout. The players would have waited until either the All Star game or August and went on strike when it would hurt the owners most. Neither party is willing to negotiate until they have to. How dumb was it that they met for 7 minutes on the final day before the lockout started. Players make way too much money and owners are also greedy. I would love it if the owners would be forced to share more revenue with their state if their stadium was paid for with state funding. It would be a nice FU by the players to make the teams distribute more money back to the state.
  8. Don't forget that nearly all owners never pay for their stadiums. Until they disclose their financials they can tell you that they are losing money without having to prove it. Atlanta is the only team that has to disclose their numbers since they are a publicly traded stock now. I can't wait to hear teams cry about having a floor for payroll and they claim they can't afford to get their payroll to say, 80 million. If that is the case force them to either sell the team or comply. With all the revenue sharing and all other sources of income teams bring in I can't see how any team can't do that.
  9. This is a joke right? He has all the talent in the world but can't figure out how to stay healthy. It's pretty bad when you want a guy to slow things down, what's even worse is when he can't figure it out on his own. You can't break the bank for a guy that might play 100 games.
  10. They are just trying to do whatever they can for Oakland to lose interest in them so they can go to Las Vegas. Pretty sad when a team with so much his history will be moving soon.
  11. I saw a very disturbing post saying the A's will be cutting payroll and aiming for a $50M budget. That means everyone is available. Could be a great way to rebuild the rotation by dismantling theirs. Chapman & Olson would be great to acquire as well. But the main objective should be pitching, pitching, and more pitching. I would not have any issues trading prospects (lottery tickets) for proven talent.
  12. I was just curious about our prospects that the Twins received in the Berrios trade and was completely baffled what I saw when I looked him up. Can anyone explain what this means. Wichita Wind Surge transferred RHP Simeon Woods Richardson to the Development List. I have never heard of it and an insight would be greatly appreciated.
  13. You can't force anyone to stay where they don't want to be. I can say I have not been impressed with the FO & the scouts for quite some time. Not sure how Tampa & Oakland always seem to be able to develop talent. They also both seem to know the right time to move them in trades to keep the cycle going. Signing Buxton to a long term deal without incentives or some sort of escalators is foolish. Great talent but can never stay healthy. Deal Berrios and reap the rewards for selling high on him now. They may be able to get ace value for him in a deal and he is basically a #2.5 starters on a good team.
  14. It's hard thinking of this team without Cruz. But why should he be punished being stuck in the cellar. Give him a chance to win a ring. He deserves that.
  15. Would any team give much in return for a player that seems to play 60 games a year?
  16. I was happy when the Twins were pursuing JD. At least it showed they were willing to spend. Then I saw the terms of the deal and knew it would end up being a bad contract over the run of the contract. If they can get out of it that would be huge.
  17. How can we think about building around Buxton & Berrios? Buxton can never stay healthy & Berrios is nothing more than a 3rd starter on a solid team. The Twins had a dream of many years of contention when they signed JD. Who will be 36 this December and can't have much time left on the field if he can stay healthy as well. No reason to be paying 21 million for a DH for a couple of more seasons.
  18. Makes you kinda wish some or more of our pitchers would start cheating. We can still turn this season around. If you're not cheating you're not trying...
  19. Can he pitch? Could really use an effective closer...
  20. Bring this up when it's June 1st. The season is very young and things can change. I will say that the Josh Donaldson deal is going to not turn out well. He misses too much time every year and he like everyone is is not getting any younger.
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