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It must have been a dream, because I don't think you can trade draft picks (only those new extra "competitive balance picks" I think).
I suppose you could have Drew officially re-sign with Boston,...
Actually, Rich Becker was probably underrated. I seem to recall some alleged adventures in the OF, but he graded out just fine defensively. Great OBP, little bit of pop, was a ~100 OPS+, ~3 WAR...
Also, by this logic, what does it mean that the Twins openly admit they made offers to Pierzynski and Salty? That suggests the Twins did NOT want to give the starting job to Pinto, and I don't know...
Yesterday, 03:17 PM
The rotation is improved, but I don't think it's nearly THAT good (to give us a chance regardless of our offense). Every pitcher is basically a ~100 ERA+ upside, which is light years ahead of what...
Also, back to the original thread topic:
What do you folks think of Drew and Morales? If they fold and accept a Nelson Cruz type 1/8 deal, would you do that? I don't like giving up the draft...
But -- how many guys ever sign true lowball offers? I can't really think of any, of the top of my head. The point of taking advantage of the market isn't about trying to get a lowball steal 1% of...
Suzuki is not a lifetime veteran backup. In fact, 2013 was the first time he'd ever been a backup. And he still wound up starting a majority of games and netting 300+ PA (although it was more a...
03-11-2014, 02:31 PM
Fair enough... probably more logical than my irrational fave Eric Fryer right now.
I wouldn't worry about anybody being blocked, even with Ervin Santana in the fold. Correia is obviously just a...
03-11-2014, 01:11 PM
Actually, by definition, not one team has made an acceptable offer to them at all -- they haven't accepted any offers.
But at least in Santana's case, I think we can be pretty confident that these...
03-11-2014, 11:28 AM
You're talking as if Deduno's a young phenom or foreign import with a brief but excellent track record. But the guy is 30 years old, he was outrighted just one year ago (and waived and released the...
03-11-2014, 09:32 AM
Not necessarily. For that to be true, he'd have to think he is unlikely to get better than 2/19 next offseason, which seems very low. Heck, someone was willing to pay him 1/12 (plus a minor...
03-11-2014, 09:19 AM
The Twins do seem to have a lot of pitchers under contract, but remember that two of them (Hughes and Pelfrey) are still very speculative gambles (and were priced accordingly), and the other...
03-11-2014, 08:54 AM
No, this is not possible.
It used to be possible with the old arbitration system, but it is not anymore, and is expressly forbidden in the bargaining agreement.
You might be able to sneak under...
03-11-2014, 08:42 AM
It's not a contradiction at all. Santana may currently prefer a 1 year deal to the 3/33 offer out there, but that doesn't mean he'd necessarily prefer 1 year over an improved 4/44 offer.
03-11-2014, 08:35 AM
The comp pick would still be a possibility for Santana next year, unless he played less than a full season with a team this year (i.e. traded mid-year like Garza, or if he waited to sign until...
03-11-2014, 08:02 AM
Deduno? You project Deduno as better than Ervin Santana, not only for 2014 but also 2015? Deduno, whose FIP/xFIP, K/9, and BB/9 were all worse than Santana last year, in half the innings? Deduno,...
03-11-2014, 07:46 AM
Hey, earlier in the thread, you said this:
So if you are asking for confirmation from the Twins, about an ongoing negotiation, by your own admission you're basically demanding evidence that...
03-10-2014, 04:14 PM
Actually, Johnson is on the 40-man roster.
Perhaps you are confusing him with Gilmartin?
So if Antony did not fully appreciate the full extent of TR's job until he had to do it all himself on relatively short notice, it doesn't mean he lacks ambition or hasn't been adequately "groomed"...
Well, Antony actually said "probably didn't notice" and again, yours seems like a too-literal interpretation. "Probably didn't notice" could mean "I had no idea" or "I gave it no thought" but it...
Thrylos, not sure where you get your stats, but B-Ref has Suzuki with 3 GS so far, Fryer with 2, and Pinto with 1:
Pinto also has the...
I notice when, asked about the 5th starter spot, he talked about Worley, Diamond, and Deduno, and then said "those are the three guys" before mentioning Gibson and Johnson.
"Those are the three...
I think you might be reading too much into it. He's probably fishing a little bit for things he can share with a reporter, and he related that observation. He very well has thought about those...
03-05-2014, 09:01 AM
Harden's salary was minimal -- like Santana, the reported value of his contract was contingent on him reaching MLB.
The $3 mil base if he makes MLB seems steep, but maybe he is closer than most of...
Actually, getting claimed is not too bad. They continue getting higher pay while in DFA limbo and for staying on the 40 man.
In season, they could stand to quicken the process, and maybe ensure a...