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  1. How about this? Sign him for 1 year if the money you give him doesn't affect any other decisions. Duran and Canterino are going to lose 2022 to TJS, though apparently the Twins are intent on including 2023 as well. The Twins need a pitcher to eat innings
  2. I don't think any of these guys are the next Ober. Ober had supreme command for a minor leaguer, and it's translated to very good command in his first MLB stint. It's also why he has a chance to be very, very good going forward, because "very good" command is going to return to "great." That's just not going to happen with others.
  3. You never judge a trade on its results, but you can always ask how it worked out. Maeda pitched a quality 9 weeks, not a whole season in 2020 (well, whatever). This trade is still tbd as to which team got the best out of it. Graterol had his TJS already, so that's no small thing, and it will help him become much more valuable than Maeda, I believe. Maeda's been good for 9 weeks plus a few this year. Graterol should catch up to that and surpass it.
  4. The Twins are horribly thin. I doubt any of those players is the #1. It likely will be someone even the Twins org doesn't expect. Perhaps Emmanuel Rodriguez. It's clear the new Twins regime has some pitching development prowess. I'm not seeing it with hitting. They got Miranda to stop chasing, so that's good, but I don't see them doing a great scouting job or development job on their hitters from rookie leagues to MLB, even adjusted for tough hitting parks in A ball.
  5. If you think Duran is not going to need TJS (Canterino, too), you're fooling yourself just like the Twins are. How many years are they going to waste "rehabbing?" These guys have it now, they can be pitching in the instructionals next fall. Put it off until you see he can't pitch next year, and you lose 2023 as well.
  6. Thanks. I do want to point out that the convention for a slash line is avg/obp/slg, not ops in that last slot. I thought Morales was slugging .822. Besides that, OPS is a meaningless number. Adding two fractions that have different units means nothing.
  7. Pick one: Chase Petty or Josh Winder. Not one reasonable, objective person would pick Petty. Maybe in a couple years if everything goes great for Petty after he plays his first year of full-season ball, sure. Right now he throws hard.
  8. Ober has 4/5 stuff and could be 1/2 in a rotation. Kyle Hendricks and Greg Maddux outpitched their "stuff," and it was due to great command and changing speeds effectively. Ober has these traits, along with another these two guys prominently have: composure. I can't think of another Twins prospect over the years who fits this description. Maybe Radke. I think Ober is Radke good if the arm holds up. A big if, of course. Barnes is nothing...he may eat some innings. Jax is sort of interesting, though. I haven't really formed an opinion on him. I certainly didn't think much of him until recently. Reviewing his stats, it does appear he learns well and adjusts to his competition. I suppose it's possible he could spend years in the 4/5 spot and turn into what Pineda has turned into, though from very different origins.
  9. LOL at Miller being 15 and Strotman being 14. Strotman has never shown much, but Miller hasn't shown the slightest, and he was generally ranked pretty low for where the Twins took him. I wouldn't even put Chase Petty this high, not that he has any better resume.
  10. Listing a high school pitcher is pretty funny. I can virtually guarantee they will not go that direction two years in a row.
  11. Maybe, but he was not projected for much power when he was considered the 2nd best prospect in the draft.
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