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  1. Well, Chi Chi got at least a day in a Yankees uniform. https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2022/10/yankees-dfa-chi-chi-gonzalez.html
  2. KEEPERS: Duran, Gray, Henriquez, Jax, Maeda, Moran, Ober, Ryan, Varland, Winder, Woods Richardson, Jeffers, Lewis, Miranda, Polanco, Buxton, Celestino, Kirilloff, Gordon, Larnach, Kepler, Wallner. (22 players) FREE AGENTS: Bundy, Archer, Fulmer, Leon, Correa, G. Sanchez, Sano, A. Sanchez, B. Hamilton ARBITRATION ELIGIBLE (I Think): Urshela, Pagan, Paddack, Mahle, Alcala, Stashak, Thielbar, Coulombe, Cave, Lopez, Arraez REPLACEMENT LEVEL: Romero, Megill, Palacios, Garlick, Contreras, C. Hamilton QUESTIONABLE PROSPECTS: Smeltzer, Sands, Enlow, Balazovic So, 8 free agents leaving, 6 guys that could easily be replaced thru by others or resigned to minor league contracts, maybe 2 of questionable prospect gone, and 3-6 that could easily not reach an arbitration decision (Coulombe, Stashak, Cave probably, possibly Urshela, Pagan, And Thielbar in limbo). MINOR LEAGUE CONSIDERATIONS: Helman, Sisk*, Severino*, Canterino*, Julien*, Headrick, Funderburk, Prato, Isola. Javier (free agent), Camargo* (free agent), Probably, at this point, only NEED to keep 3-4 of these fer sure. (*ones I would add)
  3. I wonder what the team would've been like if Sano ws available for the entire season. The weakness was NOT having innings eaters in the rotation. But we got our current batch built up for 2023. Someone has to make outs, so I can live with a weakness in a catcher atr the bat. But they have to be able to stop the running game in return. And the Twins do have guys who should be able to run, sacrifice, make things happen.
  4. KEEPERS: Duran, Gray, Henriquez, Jax, Maeda, Moran, Ober, Ryan, Varland, Winder, Woods Richardson, Jeffers, Lewis, Miranda, Polanco, Buxton, Celestino, Kirilloff, Gordon, Larnach, Kepler, Wallner. FREE AGENTS: Bundy, Archer, Fulmer, Leon, Correa, Sanchez, Sano, B. Hamilton ARBITRATION: Urshela, Pagan, Paddack, Mahle, Alcala, Stashak, Thielbar, Coulombe, Cave, Lopez, Arraez REPLACEMENT LEVEL: Romero, Megill, Palacios, Garlick, Contreras, C. Hamilton QUESTIONABLE PROSPECTS: Smeltzer, Sands, Enlow, Balazovic So, 8 free agents leaving, 6 guys that could easily be replaced thru minor league conracts, maybe 2 of questionable prospect gone, and 3-6 that could easily not reach an arbitration decision (Coulombe, Stashak, Cave probably, Urshela, Pagan, Thielbar in limbo). MINOR LEAGUE CONSIDERATIONS: Helman, Sisk, Severino, Canterino, Julien, Headrick, Funderburk, Prato, Isola. Javier (free agent), Camargo (free agent), Probably, at this point, only NEED to keep 3-4 of these fer sure.
  5. Well, if Megill is injured, the Twins should be able to bring back immediately Henriquez. Get him another few innings. Or, bring in Evan Sisk?
  6. Rosterman

    High Marks??

    You alwats have to be wary of over performance by young players. Remember when we thought we had a great nucleus with Sano, Buxton, Kepler, Polanco, Berrios? Sure, there is a fine crop, but we look no fuirther than the outfield. Is Kirilloff the real deal (and better suited for first). Is Larnach a stud? Can Wallner learn, fast, not to strikeout half-the-time? Will Celestino get better with age? We had Ober, Sands, Winder, Buxton, Moran, Henriquez, Jax, Jeffers, Arraez, Gordon, Miranda, Lewis, Kirilloff, Wallner, Larnach step forward as organization pluses. Names like Celestino, Duran, Ryan, Alcala, Coulombe, Woods Richardson, Henriquez all came from outside organizations. That's a pretty solid core going forward. Supplement it with a couple of real free agents, and hope names like Gray, Madea, Mahle, Paddack, Urshela, Lopez, Pagan can be upgraded, or further prove their worth from trade for the prospects we said goodbye. The Twins rotation suffered from arms not able to throw innings (no one reached 150 innings). The Twins left a bunch of guys on base, didn't push their base-running, started to see people run wild on their catchers (and pitchers), and the offense probably lost more games that the bullpen. The Twins fielded more coaches than ever, and their minor league system has more coaches than ever in the minors, and collegiate voices popping up throughtout the system. The 2020 draft class is still a disaster. They traded away alot of players (left-handed arms) from the 2021. There is promise in the Class of 2022, but we have to wait for next season to see most of them. We were at a high as the Twins were the only central team above .500 for msot of the season and in first place, still struggling with draws of only 22,000 average attendance. Well, St. Paul wasn't selling out either...and eventually a good portion (30 bodies) played for AAA Saints before coming to the Twins. 30! Whew! I can very well see the team just treadwater in the off-season, feeling they have enough to be competitive, and not spending money (kudos for giving away money to Carlos Correa, I guess). We want them to get better. To make the first rate signing of a real good free-agent pitcher, but no one really wants to come to Minnesota. Why is that? Well...........
  7. The Brewers are still hanging in there. If they make it, Taylor Rogers would be closing games!
  8. How do you get picked off of second base in a bases loaded situation. Matt Walner, we love you, and you will work hard to become and stay a major league player, but... When our bench is basically Caleb Hamilton, Ryan Jeffers and Billy Hamilton, we are in ntrouble......
  9. Why not put Bundy on waivers. Maybe save a week's salary?
  10. The Yankees are adding the final piece they need for playoff victory! CHI CHI GONZALEZ was called up to the team (bypassing former Twin Tyler Duffey). https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2022/10/yankees-select-chi-chi-gonzalez-designate-jacob-barnes.html
  11. Will we see Henriquez again, picking up for five-inning Bundy? I look forward to that. The future!
  12. Coming off of a non-season because of COVID, a partial season in which TV suddenly became unavailable on some straming services, and a lockout...whatever the Twins did for advertising the team fell on deaf ears in 2022. Did they advertise outside of their own broadcasts? I felt there was little team outreach, little in the way of social media reaches. No amrketing whatsoever. Averaged 22,000 a game. Has to be disappointing when you were in first place for up to four months, during prime summer months. Gotta rethink the realtionship with WCCO radio and sister stations. WCCO was always a great booster in the past. Bally is not the outlet for your broadcast games, sorry.
  13. Marwin Gonzalez is still on the Yankees bench. Tyler Duffey didn't pitch well enough at AAA to get the call! Chi Chi Gonzalez was just added by the Yankees.
  14. We have to look at minor league free agents. Camargo fits into that category. I would keep him over Hamilton at this point. Wander Javier, a high-signed bonus guy, will probably finally leave the Twins. Heck, I would've brought up SIsk at this point. No need to send out Megill anymore. Cut him now. Canterino will be an interesting watch. Yes, will a team grab him like Burdi? They would have to pay him major league money all season on the 60-day IL. Twins purposely kept Julien at AA. I bet they try and have him go thru Rule 5. Although I would probably try Helman, if push came to shove, and keep Julien in the end. Helman could come up now, Julien is still a half-season away. Helman is an interesting player. Would you keep him over, say, a Cave or Garlick? That he can also play the infield and has some speed, could he be that "reserve" guy you wish you ahd coming off the bench? A lot depends on who the Twins think can start the season at shortstop in 2023. Do they need to keep Palacios? Would they move over Polanco and play Arraz at second, if they go to arbitration with Gio? They have already added the important pieces: Wallner, Woods Richardson, Varland. Be inteesting to see what they do with names like COotreras (I would keep Helman over him), Cave, Caleb Hamilton, Stashak, Coulombe, Romero, Garlick, Smeltzer (would you keep Sisk over Smeltzer right now?). The pain is the players you can't remove: like Enlow, or Balazovic. They would be grabbed by pretty much any other organization. Do you feel they are worth keeping, or will they be quickly passed by others?
  15. You pretty much can live without Stashak, Coulombe, Pagan, Megill - all on the 40-man. And Fulmer will leave. I would think all but Pagan could come back on a minor league contract if you truly wish to keep them.
  16. I was not expecting Wallner to become a threat to crack the outfield until sometime in 2023. But right now, he could possib,ly do it out of spring training. The question is: what to do with Max Kepler. Do we trade, cut ties, whatever? Celestino still shows signs of being overmatched. Again, 2022 was supposed to be his time to get lots of regular play at AAA in centerfield. He is, right now, the backup for Buxton. So many of us hoped Kirilloff would grab (and hold down) first base. That is up in the air, and the Twins, if they resign Gio, has that bag covered with Arraez and Miranda. Lewis and Martin are also outfield candidates. But someone needs to play shortstop in 2023. The advancement of Brooks Lee will be fun to watch. Everyone else is up to three years away from beining added to the 40-man, so 2026 we could start seeing a whole new look in the Twins outfield going forth.
  17. I would take the arbitration gamble for now, and consider rotating him with Miranda and Arraez at 1B/3B/DH, unless the Twins truly egt a BIG BAT for the DH spot. But I would monitor spring training carefully, see how Miranda does at third base, and use Gio as a trade piece and don't wait for his season to tank, as has Kepler's, which would make him untradable and then I guy you feel you have to play because of the pay. I don't really see much in the wayy of 40-man roster troubles. I just see the Twins having to make a few hard decisions, especially on outfielders, coming out of spring training. Do I like Arraez at first base? I was hoping it would be the home of Kirilloff, and then Miranda would be the fulltime guy at third. Where to play Arraez?
  18. The Twins will have to keep Balazovic on the 40-man, otherwise they will outright lose him. Can they afford to keep him on the 40-man is the bigger question.
  19. Gordon is what you expect for a becnh guy. Hopefully you also have a counterpart that is more fielding than hitting, at times. Yes, Wallner needs more time at AAA. But we could say the same for Celestino, too. Wallner is striking out waaaaay too much. But you have to admire his hustle. Remember, he was at AA ball for msot of the season.
  20. Well, he wanted to enter the $300+ million club. Won't be doing that with the Twins, sadly. I doubt the Twins would even go as high as $150m for five years, which wouldn't get it done. Not sure if the Twins will ever be able to entice a player to come here again for such a high one-time salary.
  21. You can't keep sending up guys like Contreras, Hamilton and the like and expect results. Sorry. Again, a close game the Twins lost because of hitting more than pitching...and that one BIG fielding mistake.
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