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John Bonnes last won the day on July 17 2020

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  1. Taylor Rogers, the Twins defacto closer, is still one year away from free agency, but has several attributes that make him more likely to be traded. I think that's the case even if they are reloading, instead of rebuilding. I'm wondering what the community thinks. He's good, so he'll be worth something. He's left-handed. They're almost always in demand at the deadline. Being a guy who can either be used as a left-handed setup man or a closer makes him even more attractive. He's going to be kind of expensive next year. This last year, we wondered if the Twins would offer him
  2. I'd love people's opinions on this. Second base, left field, third base, designated hitter - or it is just "wherever the leftover spot is after you configure the rest of the team"? Here is his FanGraph's advanced fielding page, FWIW. I find it interesting that he graded out slightly above average at 2B last year in 259 innings at UZR. But absolutely abysmal at the same position (also with 200-400 innings) in 2019 and 2021. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  3. First, I have to say, this is a great thread. Thank you everyone for contributing. Now let me throw out a very alternate idea... What if they Twins traded away Jeffers? Here's the logic: Jeffers is likely worth more, so if the Twins are looking to get some starting pitching back, he brings back more. The competitive window for this team likely ends after 2022 or 2023 anyway. Jeffers' team control in 2024 and beyond doesn't help that. In fact, that's when he starts getting expensive, meaning he's likely to be moved in a rebuild about that time anyway. I like the idea of
  4. Many of these numbers (especially arbitration) can only be estimated right now. That's why it's "back-of-the-napkin". We're trying to find a decent range of overall payroll. In the interest of transparency... - Garver is arbitration eligible, so his exact salary will not be know until February, but $3.8M is a decent estimate. It could be lower (maybe $3M?) if he doesn't play the rest of the year, but the Twins haven't placed him on the 60 day IL so I still expect him to come back. - Per Cot's Baseball Contracts, Polanco is making $5M next year. - Sano is guaranteed $9.25M but h
  5. I agree that how the team treats budget for next year is a pretty big unknown. I suspect we won't know until next March what they really chose. But $140M is at least reasonable. I'd probably put the over/under a bit lower, but not much. And FWIW - I'm not projecting that lineup. I'm just saying how things sit right now, if they had to field next year's team. I anticipate a lot of changes. I just wanted to know whether they have $20M or $60M to spend, because that might play into how they approach the trade deadline and the "reload" vs "rebuild" decision.
  6. He's only guaranteed $3M, but his salary is heavily incentivized. If he starts most of the season, he'll likely make $9-10M.
  7. I included Sano's buyout in next year's number, which is why it is $12M instead of $9.25M. I figure it will likely need to be paid in the 2022 season (at the end). I did not include Colome's buyout for next year for the same reason - it will be paid this year.
  8. Aaron and John talk about the Twins sweeping Texas, Byron Buxton's long-awaited return, Josh Donaldson and Nelson Cruz getting hurt, rebuilding vs. reloading, and the rash of pitching prospect injuries. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link. View full article
  9. It is way too early to be talking specifics about the Minnesota Twins payroll this offseason – except that it is not. With the trade deadline approaching, and several trade candidates being among the most highly paid players on the team, taking a quick peek ahead becomes mandatory. So let's take a way-too-early, back-of-the-napkin view of where things sit right now. The Lineup ($56M) The bad news this year was the Twins had to empty the St. Paul Saints roster to cover for all the Twins' injuries. The good news is that many of those players will be available to fill in for depart
  10. The Lineup ($56M) The bad news this year was the Twins had to empty the St. Paul Saints roster to cover for all the Twins' injuries. The good news is that many of those players will be available to fill in for departing free agents like Nelson Cruz and Andrelton Simmons. With a bit of reshuffling, the default lineup likely looks like this: 2022 Player $M Type C Garver $ 3.80 arbitration 1B Kirilloff? $ 0
  11. Aaron and John come to grips with the lost season for the Twins and what that means for the trade deadline, plus the latest on Byron Buxton and Kenta Maeda, a breakdown of Rocco Baldelli's controversial bullpen moves, and MLB's ongoing foreign substance controversy. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link. View full article
  12. Great story and I’m very glad to have the chance to read more of Tom’s stories. But we’ll certainly miss him editing. TD dealt with a lot over the last 3 years, and Tom showed a steady hand but also the passion that the community shares. We are forever in debt. So please join me in thanking Tom for all his efforts and congratulate him on all his accomplishments.
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