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  1. 1. He just had knee surgery this off-season. He...

    1. He just had knee surgery this off-season. He also plays baseball, a sport where injuries often happen, especially as you age. The team friendly deal was already in place. They just added $10M for...
  2. The contract is fair if you just look at the...

    The contract is fair if you just look at the overall figures. It actually is a steal. But you have to factor in that they had two years of control left with about $8M of guaranteed money and an...
  3. I like Perkins a lot, but I'm not a huge fan of...

    I like Perkins a lot, but I'm not a huge fan of the extension.

    The Twins already had him under control through the 2016 season for about $12.5M. Roughly $4M for the next two seasons and a $4.5M...
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    Fryer is also my irrational favorite Twin. I even...

    Fryer is also my irrational favorite Twin. I even wrote a blog about him a few months ago http://twinsdaily.com/entry.php/4676-Finding-Value-Eric-Fryer.

    In 2011 Fryer was actually promoted to AAA...
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    My prediction is that Diamond wins the fifth...

    My prediction is that Diamond wins the fifth spot.

    As for Swarzak being in the rotation, I would do the opposite and put him into higher leverage innings out of the bullpen.

    He was devastating...
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    I had already mentioned that it's a small sample....

    I had already mentioned that it's a small sample. Those MLB numbers include his five starts and the minor league numbers are of him as a starter. The numbers I posted are strictly as a reliever...
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    Yeah, I'd say the price tag is going to be the...

    Yeah, I'd say the price tag is going to be the big question here. Last year around this time (before Diaz was busted for lying about his age) reports had a Twins source saying "The projected money is...
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    I think the Twins see something they like. ...

    I think the Twins see something they like.

    Working out of the bullpen in the majors for the first time last year, he faced 25 LHB. They hit .182/.280/.227 and struck out 32% of the time. Small...
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    From what I know, contracts received through the...

    From what I know, contracts received through the arbitration process aren't guaranteed. If the player is released prior to the season, the club only owes the player 30-45 of his salary, depending...
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    I believe the Twins would be fifth as they use...

    I believe the Twins would be fifth as they use league wide standings from the previous season.

    I'm a little bit curious as to why the Royals were unable to find any value for him. Especially...
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    Bonifacio isn't a free agent. There are several...

    Bonifacio isn't a free agent. There are several teams who are interested in his services. Most of them being contenders. Yankees, Red Sox, Orioles, Dodgers, and a few others.

    If it was only the...
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    Here is my top 30 list: 1. Byron Buxton 2....

    Here is my top 30 list:

    1. Byron Buxton
    2. Miguel Sano
    3. Alex Meyer
    4. Kohl Stewart
    5. Eddie Rosario
    6. Jose Berrios
    7. Jorge Polanco
    8. Josmil Pinto
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    His discrepancy in WAR is heavily weighted by how...

    His discrepancy in WAR is heavily weighted by how his defense was measured those years. In his two superstar years he was out of this world good defensively. In his down years he was a negative...
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    Colon last two years: Home: 3.03 ERA Away:...

    Colon last two years:

    Home: 3.03 ERA
    Away: 2.95 ERA

    He's also going to the NL, another pitcher friendly park and will have three center fielders roaming the outfield. He's old and is due for...
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    I agree that Young has more power. That's why I...

    I agree that Young has more power. That's why I had Hicks' isoP at .160 in my projection compared to Young's .196 career isoP.

    If that projection holds true, once you factor in park adjustment...
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    Shouldn't be discouraged. Chris Young was/is an...

    Shouldn't be discouraged. Chris Young was/is an above average baseball player. Perhaps he is in decline, but his last six years he's been worth 13.7 WAR. I'd take that kind of value out of Hicks.
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    I feel that Hicks was put in a position to fail...

    I feel that Hicks was put in a position to fail from the start. Not only did he skip AAA, but he was thrust right into the leadoff spot. Hitting leadoff may not seem like much, but to a young kid who...
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    Joe Mauer: #5 First Baseman

    Recently I was watching a show on MLB network called Top 10 Right Now. It's a show where they rank players position by position using what they call the "Shredder". The Shredder uses a multitude of...
  19. Thanks for this post. The clean bill of health is...

    Thanks for this post. The clean bill of health is what got me most excited.

    I also like his confidence. Sano and Arcia's "swag" could bring a good balance to Mauer and Buxton's calm, humble ways.
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    What's disingenuous is completely changing what I...

    What's disingenuous is completely changing what I said in an attempt to somehow support your point.

    This is what I said:



    I'm pretty sure this is more disingenuous:
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    I think you're thinking of it from a fan's point...

    I think you're thinking of it from a fan's point of view. I'm thinking of it from a business point of view. Because at the end of the day, the team is a business.

    Inflation is obviously the...
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    I'm definitely guilty of this. A while ago, I...

    I'm definitely guilty of this.

    A while ago, I had read that responding to full posts were filling up pages, making them harder to read. I also noticed that several other posters would break down...
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    The simple explanation is that teams think...

    The simple explanation is that teams think individually and they all understand that back-loading a contract is much more beneficial for the reasons stated.

    There isn't some collusion between...
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    This was your post, was it not? So the...

    This was your post, was it not?



    So the fact that I could even think of two contracts off the top of my head makes the post completely inaccurate. No?

    You dismissed his post as something...
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    Completely inaccurate. Off the top of my head,...

    Completely inaccurate.

    Off the top of my head, Jhonny Peralta's recently signed contract was front loaded. The biggest contract ever signed was front-loaded as well. Alex Rodriguez's contract with...
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