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    You don't know if his contribution to others...

    You don't know if his contribution to others improves them. AJ Achter credits his improvement to Mike Pelfrey. Achter was not on the radar at spring despite being in the AFL. What he is doing in...
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    Does not mean they will, either. There seems to...

    Does not mean they will, either. There seems to be this great expectation that something of great value can be had for Suzuki. The value will depend on what the Twins see in the prospect versus what...
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    Selling high is getting a C++ prospect rather...

    Selling high is getting a C++ prospect rather than a C+ prospect?
    When people argue for the sell high point of view I am led to believe they think the Twins are going to get a great prospect back....
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    Suzuki has been a late season trade the last 2...

    Suzuki has been a late season trade the last 2 years, one trade that rated a C+prospect and one that rated a c. Yes teams will trade for a rental. Don't expect much in return. Now if you think Ryan...
  5. The results in CF of the play of the rookie...

    The results in CF of the play of the rookie shortstop appear to be better than mastro or pressly
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    The article calls him an aging veteran and says...

    The article calls him an aging veteran and says he is going to regress. If some fan can figure that out, why couldn't most front offices of contending teams? The sell high notion because he was an...
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    Keep in mind that Miami, the White Sox or the...

    Keep in mind that Miami, the White Sox or the Mets could tank also. If you are wishing the Twins to make up lost ground you need to hope the other 7 teams along with the 3 I mentioned play each other...
  8. Is there some added bonus for ever full year of...

    Is there some added bonus for ever full year of service time after 5 years in the MLB pension? Guerrier was released shortly after passing the 9 year mark. Bartlet officially retired about the day...
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    Headly was traded to NY with a million dollars...

    Headly was traded to NY with a million dollars for Solarte, hitting .190 since May 14 and a class A reliever. You could say that the trade was a salary dump for San Diego. It makes me wonder how much...
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    I should have made it clearer that the trade...

    I should have made it clearer that the trade should be done for the prospects who make it to the major leagues. You are correct in what anyone else should bring back is lightning in a bottle. The...
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    There are those that have not so fond memories of...

    There are those that have not so fond memories of Ron Davis. I mean, when Matt Capps drove you nuts, all you had to remember RD.

    If the pieces back are significantly better than Perkins, like an...
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    You are upset that Mark DeRosa is not on the list...

    You are upset that Mark DeRosa is not on the list ahead of the May and Meyer, even though DeRosa did not pitch in the majors
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    I doubted that Ryan would be fired. That should...

    I doubted that Ryan would be fired. That should in no way be construed as a statement in support or against.
    Not in defense of Ryan but I think what determines Ryan career longevity is not where...
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    Other than Gardenhire, Sciosia would be the only...

    Other than Gardenhire, Sciosia would be the only other current manager that has won, had losing seasons, and kept his job. 100% speculation on my part is that after winning it would be reasonable...
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    The year before they signed Arcia and Santana...

    The year before they signed Arcia and Santana under Ryan's watch. Ryan did have IFA signings in his first tenure. The question would be would Ryan spend top dollar on a chance. I do not know if he...
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    Billy Bean built a winning team that became a...

    Billy Bean built a winning team that became a losing team for a few years and was not fired. He rebuilt and won
    Sabean in San Fran, same thing
    Dombroski in Detroit, not as sustained the first time...
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    Speaking in generalities from what I see, not...

    Speaking in generalities from what I see, not specifically you, so I would appreciate you not feeling attacked.
    So in this case, posters here believe what the front office says, and on other things...
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    Exposed shortcoming dictate what you need to fix...

    Exposed shortcoming dictate what you need to fix on the roster. Likely with their shortcomings they will be playing for another team. A team that looks at the good years the player had and thinks...
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    What big time 3b, rf or 1b will be out there?

    What big time 3b, rf or 1b will be out there?
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    Field size Left Field Line - 98.6 m (323 ft)...

    Field size Left Field Line - 98.6 m (323 ft)
    Left-Center - 112 m (367 ft)
    Center Field - 122 m (400 ft)
    Right-Center - 112 m (367 ft)
    Right Field Line - 100 m (328 ft)
    Backstop - 21 m (69 ft)...
  21. We all have to look out for #1 because no one...

    We all have to look out for #1 because no one else is going to. The reward for a ball player looking out for number 1 is a little different than say an old nurse. They can get paid a lot more. All in...
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    Alexi Casiila was the 2b of the future Macri was...

    Alexi Casiila was the 2b of the future Macri was the 3b of the future as Plouffe was coming up through the system. When Macri stalled out, there was Hughes and Valencia for 3b. Last man standing,...
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    McCann is the only catcher in recent history to...

    McCann is the only catcher in recent history to get more than a 3 year contract. McCann>>>Suzuki
    Saltalamacchia got 7m/year. I don't think inflation has hit that hard in salaries.
    Agent demands...
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    Thought I heard Jeter once say that Wagner was...

    Thought I heard Jeter once say that Wagner was probably a better shortstop than he is.
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    Vargas is at AA, has yet to play AAA. If there is...

    Vargas is at AA, has yet to play AAA. If there is not a promotion soon I would doubt Vargas would make the team to start 2015. Where does the power bats on the team come from. There are no proven...
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