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  1. https://www.mlb.com/dodgers/news/dodgers-needs-in-2022-23-offseason The Dodgers too aren’t expected to go after the four shortstops. So far, the rumors this off season are working in the Twins favor.
  2. The fact that the Yankees have been tied to just about every top free agent EXCEPT for the four shortstops is a great sign. Seems likely they're all-systems-go with their prospects.
  3. As long as it's the front seven. They completely dropped the ball with high picks in the secondary last year. Just like the last regime I guess. Each year I become more and more convinced that 95% of good DBs are a product of the system. There seems to be no rhyme or reason as to determining which ones will be any good, and maybe more than any other position except RB, there's less correlation between where they're drafted and how good they'll be.
  4. Seems to me the rule of thumb is, that if I'd eagerly make the deal, it's way too good for the Twins. I'm not sure how much I'd actually want to give up for only two more years of control of a guy who's only year being the starting catcher was outright awful though.
  5. I'm lower on Kepler than most, so I don't think it's the kind of situation you can really target specific players. I'd think it's more of a Best Player Available scenario. Probably somebody (sombodies) none of us are familiar with. Like the Gio Urshela return.
  6. Soooooo…… the defense is still terrible. CONTROVERSIAL STATEMENT ALERT: Patrick Peterson is good again. How’d that happen? I’ll take it. So weird. We’re used to seeing the Vikings D play well only to get conservative and crap the bed late in the game. Now it’s mostly the opposite. Mostly, not entirely.
  7. Boras won't be doing anything Correa doesn't want him to do. If Correa wants to squeeze every dime out of the highest bidder by signing late, Boras will help him do that. If Correa wants to go somewhere particular but get as much money as he can from that club, Boras will help him do that. If Correa's top priority is getting the best deal he can early in the off season so he doesn't have to think about it all winter, he'll help him do that too. When you pay an agent that much, he's more than happy to take the blame for any unpopular prerogative the player may have.
  8. By all rights it should. This will be the coaching staff's biggest test; can they game-plan around the weakness that doomed them last week. Going against the greatest game-planner in league history, it seems doubtful.
  9. Rod Carew was putting up an OPS over .900 in his prime. These aren't remotely similar players
  10. Mark Grace and Joh Olerud had career OPS's over .800, Olerud's was well above .800. Not to mention they were two great defensive first basemen. I'm really not trying to 'power shame' Arraez, his ceiling seems closer to Dave Magadan.
  11. Right, I don't really care to buy out free agent years. His natural arbitration schedule works for me, and with his lack of power, it will probably be pretty affordable so an extension seems unnecessary.
  12. I like Arraez, but I think it would be a bad move to tie up the DH position long term for a guy who couldn't even put up an .800 OPS in a career year. It tends to only take one down year for the welcome to wear thin for slap-hitters. Three more years sounds about right, unless they get a good offer for him.
  13. The Twins have multiple starters in similar boats. I'm just fine waiting for Maeda, Mahle, Ober and Winder to show their stuff and evaluate their velocity and stamina in spring training. Preferably this wait-and-see plan would also entail getting at least one more rotation lock via free agency to join Ryan and Gray. Two more would be nicer. Edit: Ok, it's been awhile since I looked, and outside of the three HOF starters who certainly won't come here, I don't know that there's more than two, maybe three free agent pitchers I'd want. Two of those four rostered pitchers better have their act together come April.
  14. https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2022/11/astros-rumors-corner-outfielder-free-agent-left-handed.html Step right up, have I got a deal for you, young man! But yeah, this team isn't getting anything terribly exciting for Kepler and his contract. The benefit is clearing room for the number of young players who need at bats and clearing budget to better allocate to free agents.
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