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    GV14218 reacted to Trov in The Twins Need to be Realistic With Max Kepler   
    Why would Pirates have any interest in Kepler?  I get Winder and a pick, but why Kepler?  They are in no way going to be competing in the next few years.  He adds nothing to their team.  Suer, the magic trade machine says they fit, but you need to remember the team taking on someone like Kepler will want to be in win now mode, if they are giving away assets.  Would Pirates take him if he was put on waivers, maybe, but they would never give up an asset to get him, as he does not fit their plans going forward. 
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    GV14218 reacted to Cody Pirkl in The Twins Need to be Realistic With Max Kepler   
    I never thought they had to but I think it makes a lot of sense. Given how little of a benefit Kepler is projected to get from the shift, his value may never be higher. If he goes out there and hits .210 and slugs .400 again the Twins are just going to decline his $10m option for 2024 and he's probably fighting for an MLB deal next winter. Even trading him for a serviceable reliever makes sense in that scenario but if they hold him for depth and not as a starting caliber player that's fine as well.
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    GV14218 reacted to tarheeltwinsfan in The Twins Need to be Realistic With Max Kepler   
    Unfortunately this was a good article about Kep's limitations. What struck me was the ridiculous number of times Kep batted in the 1-4 spots in the batting order in 2022. This fact does not speak well for Rocco, who kept putting Kep in those spots in the batting order.  " The left side of the infield is wide open. And Kepler swings and hits a two-hopper to the second baseman, who throws him out at first."
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    GV14218 reacted to Dman in The Twins Need to be Realistic With Max Kepler   
    Unless the Twins feel payroll would be an issue as it stands they have the 40 man room to keep Kepler. When they put Canterino, Paddack, and Lewis on the IL they will have three 40 man spots open up so they can get a 1st baseman and a couple of relievers if they want to.  
    I don't think they should just give Kepler away as they are an injury or two away from needing him and they had lots of injuries last year.  I think they would likely gain better leverage if another team has injuries and needs Max and is willing to overpay to get a deal done.
    Things could change or open up once teams IL spots open up so I wouldn't say Max is safe just yet.  But I like that the Twins are wiling to be patient and see alternate scenario's for Kepler.
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    GV14218 got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in Assessing the Luis Arraez for Pablo López Trade   
    Relax. Joey Gallo won’t be the only player on the field this season. Watch some other ones.
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    GV14218 got a reaction from D.C Twins in Assessing the Luis Arraez for Pablo López Trade   
    Relax. Joey Gallo won’t be the only player on the field this season. Watch some other ones.
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    GV14218 got a reaction from PseudoSABR in Assessing the Luis Arraez for Pablo López Trade   
    Relax. Joey Gallo won’t be the only player on the field this season. Watch some other ones.
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    GV14218 got a reaction from JDubs in Assessing the Luis Arraez for Pablo López Trade   
    Relax. Joey Gallo won’t be the only player on the field this season. Watch some other ones.
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    GV14218 got a reaction from Major League Ready in Assessing the Luis Arraez for Pablo López Trade   
    Relax. Joey Gallo won’t be the only player on the field this season. Watch some other ones.
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    GV14218 got a reaction from AlGoreRythm in Assessing the Luis Arraez for Pablo López Trade   
    Relax. Joey Gallo won’t be the only player on the field this season. Watch some other ones.
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    GV14218 got a reaction from Fatbat in Assessing the Luis Arraez for Pablo López Trade   
    Relax. Joey Gallo won’t be the only player on the field this season. Watch some other ones.
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    GV14218 got a reaction from IndyTwinsFan in Assessing the Luis Arraez for Pablo López Trade   
    Relax. Joey Gallo won’t be the only player on the field this season. Watch some other ones.
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    GV14218 got a reaction from SwainZag in Assessing the Luis Arraez for Pablo López Trade   
    Relax. Joey Gallo won’t be the only player on the field this season. Watch some other ones.
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    GV14218 got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in Assessing the Luis Arraez for Pablo López Trade   
    Relax. Joey Gallo won’t be the only player on the field this season. Watch some other ones.
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    GV14218 reacted to jmlease1 in Assessing the Luis Arraez for Pablo López Trade   
    It's an interesting trade. Lopez is a good pitcher and this rotation looks pretty deep now and well positioned to absorb injury. Salas is a really interesting prospect who could turn out to be something interesting. He hit well last year in low A, struggled more in high A. He's only 19, so who knows. 
    I'll really miss Arraez though. Fun player to watch, but I think it's fair to look at last season and think "this might be the best it's going to be for Arraez". The knees are a real worry, it's hard to see him adding any additional power, and he's not a particularly good hitter against LHP. We'll see how he holds up at 2B for the Fish. If he does, and hits like he did last season, they're going to be very happy. If he can't hold up at 2B, gets hurt, or hits more like 2021...
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    GV14218 reacted to USAFChief in Assessing the Luis Arraez for Pablo López Trade   
    Couldn't it just as well be said:
    "(Miami) are doing what you always want to do in trades, selling high on their player"
    There's as much reason to believe Lopez is at peak value as Arraez. Probably more.
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    GV14218 reacted to jmlease1 in Chris Paddack Agrees to Contract Extension with the Minnesota Twins   
    I think this is a smart move. Even with the injuries, this is still likely a bit below market rate on arbitration, and assuming Paddack comes back reasonably well off the TJ it's well below market for the free agency year. A good compromise for the injury rehab that cost him most of last season and likely most if not all of this year.
    Paddack has talent and it's worth the gamble, especially at this money. He could be a very good fit next season as a rotation piece, and might be an option late this season, depending on how his rehab goes and what the Twins need for the rotation based on other pitcher's success or health.
    Good move for both parties: Paddack gets insurance/guarantees after a significant injury, the Twins get a discount for paying his rehab. They were always going to pay the arbitration number this year anyways.
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    GV14218 reacted to nicksaviking in Chris Paddack Agrees to Contract Extension with the Minnesota Twins   
    This is a pretty solid low risk gamble. Well done. With the extra year, and with him being dirt cheap in 2024, there should be no imperative to let him step on the field this year.
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    GV14218 reacted to Vanimal46 in Chris Paddack Agrees to Contract Extension with the Minnesota Twins   
    Best case: Paddack recovers fully from his 2nd TJS and provides immense value for the Twins. 
     
    Worst case: He becomes minimal dead money like Randy Dobnak. 
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    GV14218 reacted to PDX Twin in Chris Paddack Agrees to Contract Extension with the Minnesota Twins   
    TD seems to have forgotten about him completely. Lots of articles about pitching going forward have not even mentioned his name.
    I had to go back to the Twins' site to make sure he was still on the roster. But you are totally accurate that he is a potential boost for the next two years, when we will seemingly lack veteran starters.
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    GV14218 reacted to Dman in Chris Paddack Agrees to Contract Extension with the Minnesota Twins   
    Wow If Paddack can return to form that is a huge get for the Twins.  With 3 starters potentially gone after this year having Paddack for two more years should really help.  If he doesn't return to form then that would be a bummer.  Still I like this risk for the Twins.  He was pitching really well before he went down and I think the Twins can help him regain his market value.  Really need Varland and SWR to work out as the pipeline is getting thin on starting pitching,  Paddack could help bridge the gap.
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    GV14218 reacted to EGFTShaw in Ranking the Top 5 Most Likely Trade Chips for the Twins   
    I think the idea behind this article is not simply to trade some players, but if we are going to add the new pieces to improve our team these are the most likely candidates.
    Taken with that thought it mind, you will have to give something up to get something.
    I don't see us finding a piece, (PITCHER, PITCHER, PITCHER), that will improve this team.
    For something smaller, RH hitting OF I don't think we swap any of these.
    For Lopez, not trading Gray for sure.  I don't feel at this point Lopez improves our team this year.  I understand the under-control aspect vs Gray/Maeda.  

     
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    GV14218 reacted to rv78 in Ranking the Top 5 Most Likely Trade Chips for the Twins   
    I'm not sure that Kepler is automatically considered a trade just because of the Gallo signing. With Larnach and Kirilloff as question marks going into the season I could see Rocco using an outfield of Gallo, Buxton and Kepler on opening day. Should he be traded, yes, but his return would be minimal and unfortunately if Gallo is his replacement the hole in the lineup will only be bigger. The Gallo signing has got to be one of the worst in Twins history. The guy just can't hit. As for trading Arraez, Why sign Correa if you are going to trade away your best hitter? It doesn't make sense. Same can be said for Gray, he's the closest thing they have to an Ace. Yeah get rid of your best pitcher too. Unless the haul in return is terrific I don't trade either of those guys. You don't get better in the short-term by trading away your best players, which with the Correa signing, I don't see the FO looking long-term but now going all-in for the here and now. I think they'll be more inclined to trade away more young players and prospects now.
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    GV14218 got a reaction from mac098 in How Does Carlos Correa's Signing Impact the Twins' 2023 Opening Day Roster?   
    insert laughing emoji here: ______
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    GV14218 reacted to nicksaviking in What to Make of Carlos Correa's Ankle Issue   
    I can't imagine the MLBPA would have stood for the annual physical clause. You open that door, and teams will push for it on EVERY contract.
    The Mets deal was dead in the water if they were insisting on that.
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