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    dbminn reacted to mikelink45 in Game Score: Angels 2, Twins 1 (Rooker Breaks Up No-No in Ninth)   
    Berrios goes and we get to hope the prospects come through in three years. Let's hope the current prospects come through quick because we are in for a long down time.  
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    dbminn reacted to bighat in Twins Minor League Pitching Report: Joe Ryan and Drew Strotman   
    Thanks for this informative breakdown! Looking forward to following these guys, hope they'll suit up for a start in St. Paul shortly.
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    dbminn reacted to Mike Sixel in Cleveland to change its name to Guardians   
    Not too exciting..... But whatever is kind of how I feel about most names.
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    dbminn reacted to Otto von Ballpark in Cleveland to change its name to Guardians   
    Some background on the "Guardians" choice:
    https://www.wkyc.com/article/sports/mlb/indians/cleveland-guardians-trendy-pick-cleveland-indians-new-name/95-7482a89e-5143-4043-9bdd-8f5e550a7c41
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    dbminn reacted to Seth Stohs in 40 Man Roster Management For 2022   
    Robles and Pineda are free agents. They could be brought back, but wouldn't factor into their 40-man roster (unless signed before the end of the season). 
    Fringe Veterans - I'd be shocked if Farrell, Coulombe, Refsnyder, Garlick are back on anything more than another minor league contract. Cave and Astudillo are probably 50/50. 
    I think Stashak, Rortvedt and Gordon will stick on the 40. I think Thorpe and Smeltzer are 50/50. 
    Burrows, Barnes and Jax should get a bunch of MLB time the rest of the way to help them make their decision. Right now, I'd guess Jax would stick, the other two woudl be in that 50/50 category. 
    Likely gone - Again, free agents, so not a factor in this... Except Minaya, though he's certainly not going to be kept on the 40-man. 
    The Likely 40 man adds, I agree with.
    I think out of that next group, Moran and Cano will be added in-season, so I would guess they'll stick. I think Vallmont would be added as well. 
     
    Of course, after the trade deadline, it'll be good to do something like this again, because it should be more clear. 
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    dbminn reacted to Danchat in 40 Man Roster Management For 2022   
    The Twins have many decisions to make as to how they will fill the 40 man roster in 2022. Assuming they plan on fielding a competitive team in 2022, they will need to balance the number of core pieces, prospects to protect, and new free agent additions. I've parsed out the Twins' current 40 man roster into categories below:

    First we have the "locks" - 15 players who will likely be back barring a trade, and another 5 prospects who are unlikely to lose their spot. You could consider Dobnak and Colina are on the fringe, but Randy's contract and Edwar's potential to help our bad bullpen should keep them on the team.
    I've then sorted the rest into a few other categories - Potentially Gone has players who may leave due to contract reasons. I see Sano and Kepler as possible trade options over the winter, and Thielbar might get moved at the trade deadline. Likely Gone is fairly obvious - Cruz could be retained, but they might choose to wait until January/February because MLB free agency is slow as heck. Fringe Veteran categorizes players who have played well enough to warrant consideration to be retained on the 40 man, but could also be DFA'd without being a big deal. Middling Prospect entails 1st-3rd year players who are in danger of losing their spots. Fringe Prospect has a few guys who will likely be DFA'd and make it through waivers.
    Of course, then we've got the Rule 5 Prospects. The first 5 listed should be shoo-ins, but the Less Notable list should create some debate as to who is worth protecting. I also call it the Baddoo List since it includes debatable additions that are talented enough to possibly make an impact in the majors. Akil Baddoo is going to haunt our Rule 5 articles for years to come.
    I'd like to see how you guys would fill your 40 man rosters. You can use my chart above, but don't forget there are other players in the minors who could be added at some point too. Here is a template with some initial suggestions:
    #1-20: My aforementioned locks
    #21-27: OF Max Kepler, UTL Nick Gordon, RP Cody Stashak, C Ben Rortvedt, OF Rob Refsnyder, SP Lewis Thorpe, SP Charlie Barnes
    #28-35: SS Royce Lewis, 3B Jose Miranda, SP Josh Winder, SP Blayne Enlow, SP Cole Sands, SS Jermaine Palacios, RP Jovani Moran, RP Yennier Cano (not Rule 5 eligible, but I want to see him pitch in 2021)
    #36-40 : Spots kept open for free agents / players or prospects acquired in deadline trades
    Now it's your turn, give it a shot!
     
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    dbminn reacted to Seth Stohs in Minor League Report (7/22): Little Bit of Everything   
    I don't know if they promised him starts or not, but he's been good before, and can be again. He accepted the assignment, but the Twins have gone to other pitchers when needed. We have to again remember that this season is also about keeping pitchers healthy after not pitching last year. We've seen how many pitchers have been brought in. Still have to get through half the minor league schedule. Lots of innings. 
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    dbminn reacted to Seth Stohs in Minor League Report (7/22): Little Bit of Everything   
    Yeah, I think we'll update our Prospect Rankings a little  more often, maybe monthly... add these guys, plus the top draft picks, etc. 
     
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    dbminn reacted to Tibs in One Prospect the Twins Should Be Willing to Trade   
    I bet he and Brian Duensing would fetch quite the return.
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    dbminn reacted to mikedialect in Twins Trade Nelson Cruz to the Rays for Two AAA Starting Pitchers   
    Short but sweet. Cruz will always be a favorite. I hope he gets a ring and now I have another team to root for this year (who might even win a playoff game!).
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    dbminn reacted to nicksaviking in Twins Trade Nelson Cruz to the Rays for Two AAA Starting Pitchers   
    Was I complaining? It was an observation. Did you not read the first paragraph where I asked for them to be inserted into the rotation ASAP?
     
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    dbminn reacted to Dman in Twins Trade Nelson Cruz to the Rays for Two AAA Starting Pitchers   
    I am really going to miss Nelson Cruz.  Every time he came up to bat I held my breath because I knew he could change the game with a single swing.  He always kept the clubhouse loose and I loved his fun loving personality.  He tended to come up clutch too.  Need a single, a sac fly a HR?  He got it done more often than not.  He will leave a very big hole in this lineup.
    That being said he has a chance to win a world series and become a world champion something I think he really deserves.  The Rays did very well and were smart to grab him before the frenzy began.  He will be a huge difference maker for them.  Whether in the DH spot a pinch hitter you name it he will be ready to change the game for them.  He could be their Albert Pujols or David Ortiz bat that can make such a huge difference in post season play.  The Rays just helped themselves a lot today.
    Nelson I truly appreciate all you brought to the Minnesota Twins and wish you nothing but success.  Thanks for the joy you brought winning games for the team I love.  You will be missed.
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    dbminn reacted to Danchat in Twins Trade Nelson Cruz to the Rays for Two AAA Starting Pitchers   
    Well, the Odorizzi trade went very poorly for them. Palacios flunked out of their minor league system and is back in ours, and we got two reasonably priced seasons out of him.
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    dbminn reacted to jorgenswest in Twins Trade Nelson Cruz to the Rays for Two AAA Starting Pitchers   
    The Brewers must be pretty happy about Adames.
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    dbminn reacted to Thegrin in Twins Trade Nelson Cruz to the Rays for Two AAA Starting Pitchers   
    My wife has gone into morning for the loss of Cruz. She says she's still going to wear her Cruz jersey to Twins games.
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    dbminn reacted to stringer bell in Nelson Cruz traded to Rays   
    They traded for the right thing--near ready starting pitching--now I hope they chose the right players. 
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    dbminn got a reaction from VivaBomboRivera! in Nelson Cruz traded to Rays   
    Dan Hayes and Jeff Passan report that Nelson Cruz has been traded to the Rays.
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    dbminn reacted to Tim in Nelson Cruz traded to Rays   
    He has a career 2.70 ERA, 217IP, 317k's - 3 minor league seasons. 60 grade fastball that's touched 99mph this year .. Solid slider and the curve has developed, particularly well this season. Doesn't walk many guys, only 10 BB in 60 ip this year .. 6'2 and has been able to stick as a starter.
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    dbminn got a reaction from Hosken Bombo Disco in Nelson Cruz traded to Rays   
    A necessary move for a couple of decent prospects. Still, it sucks. I got a lot of enjoyment from watching Cruz. 
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    dbminn got a reaction from glunn in Nelson Cruz traded to Rays   
    A necessary move for a couple of decent prospects. Still, it sucks. I got a lot of enjoyment from watching Cruz. 
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    dbminn got a reaction from glunn in Nelson Cruz traded to Rays   
    Calvin Faucher moving with Cruz to the Rays. Twins get Strotman and Joe Ryan.
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    dbminn got a reaction from glunn in Nelson Cruz traded to Rays   
    Dan Hayes and Jeff Passan report that Nelson Cruz has been traded to the Rays.
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    dbminn reacted to SoDakTwinsFan4 in Twins Trade Nelson Cruz to the Rays for Two AAA Starting Pitchers   
    Well..it was fun having Nelly Cruz for these past few seasons. I will be cheering him on in the post season. 
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    dbminn got a reaction from VOMG in Nelson Cruz traded to Rays   
    A necessary move for a couple of decent prospects. Still, it sucks. I got a lot of enjoyment from watching Cruz. 
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    dbminn reacted to USAFChief in Nelson Cruz traded to Rays   
    I view prospects about as skeptically as anyone here, and even I like this deal. 
    I love watching Cruz hit. He's been fantastic. But he's 41, not signed past this year, and the Twins are going nowhere.
    It'd be the height of irresponsibility to NOT deal Cruz. 
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