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My Twins 2014 Blueprint

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Its the new rage, everyone has an opinion, why not all blueprint it. Besides I enjoy reading everyones thoughts and debates following. Im going to go with a bit of a 2 part as I see some big changes being made midway through the season.

Offseason: The Twins have holes at 1B, DH, & glaringly at starting pitching.

I would love to see them move Dozier to bring back an Alex Meyer type but don't see it happening. Given they have Rosario back in OF in the AFL & Kepler playing a lot more 1B it's obvious they intend to keep Dozier atleast in the short term. Other than Homer Bailey who the Reds are probably open to moving but it will be steep price for 1 year rental. Brett Anderson is really the only other attractive SP option. The A's obviously don't intend to resign him & want to get some value in return.

The 4 pitchers I would target looking to acquire 2 or 3 of the 4. Bret Anderson, Josh Johnson, Tim Hudson, & Ricky Nolasco. Corriea gave the team some much needed consistency albeit average consistency. Its still something thats needed at the back of the rotation. Especially with a young staff overall. I'd hope to add 1 consistent arm & take a flyer on a high risk high reward guy.

Sign either Ricky Nolasco to a (4Y/$55M) deal with a 5M buyout on the 4th or Tim Hudson to a (3Y/25M) deal with 2.5M buyout.

Trade Pat Dean or Tim Atherton & Levi Micheal to the A's for Bret Anderson or sign Josh Johnson to a (1Y/7M) deal with up to 5M in IP incentives.

Trade Kenny Vargas & Danny Ortiz to the Mets for 1B Ike Davis.

2014 opening day roster

Starters
Nolasco/Hudson
Anderson/Johnson
Corriea
Deduno
Albers/Gibson/Diamond

Bullpen
Perkins
Fien
Burton
Swarzak
Theilbar
Duensing
Welker

Lineup
C Mauer/Pinto
DH Pinto/Mauer
1B Ike Davis
2B Dozier
SS Florimon
3B Plouffe
LF Willingham
CF Pressly
RF Arcia

Bench
Mastrioanni
Escobar
Doumit
Hermann

I want to see Sano, Rosario, Hicks, & Meyer as much as the next guy opening day but they are so young that I really want them to start the year in AAA and build some confidence & get in a nice groove. Also Willinghammer needs to rebuild some trade value. I would look to move Willingham, Doumit, Corriea, Burton, Fien, & Duensing mid season. There is an abundance of bullpen arms ready to be the next wave. Opening up spots on the roster for likes of Sano, Rosario, Hicks, Meyer, & May while also delaying their service time closck by a year.

2014 mid season roster

Starters
Nolasco/Hudson
Anderson/Johnson
Deduno
Meyer
Gibson

Bullpen
Perkins
Swarzak
Theilbar
Albers
Welker
Tonkin/Pressley
May

Lineup
C Mauer/Pinto
DH Pinto/Mauer
1B Ike Davis
2B Dozier
SS Florimon
3B Sano
LF Rosario
CF Hicks
RF Arcia

Bench
Pressley/Mastrioanni
Escobar
Hermann
Plouffe

September callups:
Byron Buxton time!!! Zach Jones, Danny Santana, Angel Morales...
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  1. Shane Wahl's Avatar
    Neither the Anderson nor the Davis trade would fly. Other than that, this is interesting (though I am really not a fan of Nolasco).
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