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  1. cjhawk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe A. Preusser
    Pop has made an excellent point. We have paid Morneau quite a bit of money to be hurt (not his fault) and produce far less then has been expected. Morneau is rich, richer than Eskimos as Homer Simpson would put it. If I were him I might accept a much lower multi-year deal because 1) I want to be a MN Twin. 2) I don't need the money. 3) I just got paid a bunch to sit out a lot (again, not his fault). Somewhere in the ballpark of 3 years/7-8 mil per sounds about right. Maybe this is wishful thinking, but Morney strikes me as the kind of guy who would think along these lines.
    I'd love for Morneau to stay on a reasonable, team friendly deal. However, I think it's crazy to think any athlete is thinking they will accept a low offer just because they "don't need the money". It'd be nice, but unfortunately that is not the world we live in.
  2. Joe A. Preusser's Avatar
    Pop has made an excellent point. We have paid Morneau quite a bit of money to be hurt (not his fault) and produce far less then has been expected. Morneau is rich, richer than Eskimos as Homer Simpson would put it. If I were him I might accept a much lower multi-year deal because 1) I want to be a MN Twin. 2) I don't need the money. 3) I just got paid a bunch to sit out a lot (again, not his fault). Somewhere in the ballpark of 3 years/7-8 mil per sounds about right. Maybe this is wishful thinking, but Morney strikes me as the kind of guy who would think along these lines.
  3. PopRiveter's Avatar
    Parmelee is no sure thing, but between him, Arcia, and Colabello, one of them could step over to first and do the job okay next year.

    However, I believe Morneau has the highest upside on this team and he likely has little trade value. I still think he has some dominance left in his tank. I'd offer to extend him- 2 years @ $7mil/year. Twins have paid a premium to help him recover from injuries. I'd like to see them get some over-production at a reasonable price in return.
  4. fairweather's Avatar
    It's pretty simple right now. No one is going to want him unless he starts to get his slug% up.
  5. gil4's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NoCryingInBaseball
    ...with an accent.
    With a Baaastonian accent, to be precise.
  6. glunn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by LimestoneBaggy
    Lew,

    Sign anyone with an arm and we can pass K. Corr through waivers. No ones is taking that salary on.
    If that works, it would be brilliant.
  7. LimestoneBaggy's Avatar
    Lew,

    Sign anyone with an arm and we can pass K. Corr through waivers. No ones is taking that salary on.
  8. LewFordLives's Avatar
    By my count, with the addition of Pelfrey the 40 man roster is now full. I don't see them going after any more starting pitching unless that person is willing to sign a minor league contract. Assuming Pelfrey is ready to go by April, that leaves only one spot in the rotation for DeVries/Deduno/Blackburn et. al. Jerrjens is the only one I can think of that might be available on a minor league deal, but even that's unlikely in this market.
  9. Rosterman's Avatar
    I still like the Twins looking at Myers or Padilla....both could bullpen if/when Gibson becomes available. Saunders would be nothing but short term. Jiurgens would be a nice acquisition. And I would still grab Webb and start him at AA and see if he can work his way back. Yes, would like one more starter, a better infielder (even thrid base....move Plouffe to right field) and bring back Thome!
  10. NoCryingInBaseball's Avatar
    ...with an accent.
  11. NoCryingInBaseball's Avatar
    Ohhh, You meant Boston.
  12. johnnydakota's Avatar
    Drew to Baaaston for 9.5 million ,and many complain about Joes contract ....
  13. Otwins's Avatar
    I couldn't agree with you more. I think the twins are playing this market very well. The Dodgers signing of Ryu and the Royals trading for a pitcher rather than signing a free agent also helps.The Dodgers will now put two starters(Capuano, harang, maybe Lilly) on the market I think the next thing that would help is if the brewers sign Dempster(not marcum). The Angels, Red Sox, Rangers should grab Sanchez, Lohse maybe Edwin Jackson. That leaves the Twins with the money and rotation spots for the Marcum, Saunders, Myers level as you suggested. If you look at the number of starters available and how many teams are looking for free agent starters this market will not stay nearly as high as it has been. It will be Twins time right around Christmas.
  14. TopGunn#22's Avatar
    They have money to spend. Whether they choose to sit down at the table and play is another question...
  15. SpantheMan's Avatar
    Rock and a wet spot? Isn't it hard place or are you just joking
  16. johnnydakota's Avatar
    wade davis and james shields are off the market as they ended up in K.C.

    me thinks the twins are between a rock and a wet spot next year
  17. beckmt's Avatar
    Still think the Twins will have to trade for a pitcher, does not look like they will sign one at these inflated prices.
  18. old nurse's Avatar
    Now that hte high end has been set, the dominoes will fall.
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