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    Sam Fuld DFA'd/claimed by Twins

    Oakland just DFA'd Sam Fuld. Would he be better than Jason Mastroianni? He can also play all OF positions and has some speed.

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    Overall i'm not sure its an upgrade.
    Fuld is the better hitter, but Mastro is more efficient on the bases.
    I don't know enough about either's defense to know which one is better in that regard.
    Plus Mastro still has an option, I think. Fuld doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darin617 View Post
    Oakland just DFA'd Sam Fuld. Would he be better than Jason Mastroianni? He can also play all OF positions and has some speed.
    In a second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    In a second.
    Absotively. (And not so coincidentally, based on today's late-inning botch, Hicksie can use a late-inning defensive replacement on occasion).
    Last edited by jokin; 04-12-2014 at 07:18 PM.

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    Perfect fit for this team. One roster spot left.
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    Defense... Fuld is jaw dropping good. Mastro ain't in the same room... In my opinion.

    Offense... Mastro and Fuld... If there is a difference... I'm not aware of it.
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    When all healthy, there is one spot for Bartlett, Herrmann, Mastroianni or Fuld. Who fits best this year? Who helps the long term more?

    If Herrmann means more at bats for Pinto, he might be the way to go.

    They can still claim Fuld if he is not traded and then designate him when all are healthy if the timing looks like it will work out.

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    We already know Fuld can hit for power at Target Field..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgenswest View Post
    When all healthy, there is one spot for Bartlett, Herrmann, Mastroianni or Fuld. Who fits best this year? Who helps the long term more?

    If Herrmann means more at bats for Pinto, he might be the way to go.

    They can still claim Fuld if he is not traded and then designate him when all are healthy if the timing looks like it will work out.
    The 'Stros would be crazy not to get this upgrade on Presley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Defense... Fuld is jaw dropping good. Mastro ain't in the same room... In my opinion.

    Offense... Mastro and Fuld... If there is a difference... I'm not aware of it.
    Well Fuld has a career OPS+ of 80 to Mastro's 67, so that is quite a bit of an upgrade.
    If his defense is as good as you say it is, then this should be a no brainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darin617 View Post
    Oakland just DFA'd Sam Fuld. Would he be better than Jason Mastroianni? He can also play all OF positions and has some speed.
    I'm not trying to be a condescending jerk, but Jason is not his first name. I wouldn't have mentioned it but I find it funny since he shares his given name with you. Even the same uncommon spelling!

    Or is this an inside joke I'm missing?

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    Yes.

    Rochester has Eric Farris and New Britain Cory Wimberly playing CF at the time being and I don't think that Mastro will get claimed if waived.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    I'm not trying to be a condescending jerk, but Jason is not his first name. I wouldn't have mentioned it but I find it funny since he shares his given name with you. Even the same uncommon spelling!

    Or is this an inside joke I'm missing?
    I caught that name juxtaposition and thought it was slightly clever, summing up our "CF depth" in an ironic sort of way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmathewson View Post
    Perfect fit for this team. One roster spot left.
    No room on the 40-man. Two spots after Parm and Diamond were demoted, filled by Nuñez and Mastroianni.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Brooks View Post
    Well Fuld has a career OPS+ of 80 to Mastro's 67, so that is quite a bit of an upgrade.
    If his defense is as good as you say it is, then this should be a no brainer.
    Fuld is a baseball player... A face full of dirt guy and he can play on my team. Love his D... Couldn't ask for much better... His bat is Ok from time to time but it don't matter... He wouldn't be a long term plan. He'd fit what we need right now.

    This organization needs CF bad!!!

    Depth Chart:
    Hicks
    Mastro
    Escobar?
    Nunez?
    Bartlett?
    or
    Buxton rushed

    How can anybody look at that and say "we are good to go"?

    If Hicks gets hurt or hits .150... What do they do? Fuld ain't the answer but he'd be great depth. I'd sign Fuld... If I couldn't pick up a Campana or a Bernadina or a Gose or a Bonofacio.

    or a Borbon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
    No room on the 40-man. Two spots after Parm and Diamond were demoted, filled by Nuñez and Mastroianni.
    Yeah, I thought Nunez had cleared waivers prior to the trade. My bad.
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    The Twins could really use some organizational depth in CF - is there any excess on the 40 Man that would make it possible to add Fuld without losing Mastro?
    I think it makes sense for the Twins to add Fuld for depth, but not at the expense of dropping any more players that can play CF.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/te...4-roster.shtml

    Maybe Brooks Raley? I don't see much wiggle room otherwise.

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    I'd say Bartlett, but I don't he can be removed while on the 15 day DL. Eric Fryer likely wouldn't get claimed and even if he did, is there a difference if Dan Rohlfing is the #4 catcher? You can get these guys on waivers all summer long.

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    Does anyone think this will happen though? Why do we care about losing Mastro, if this guy is just flat out better than him? How about cutting an older RH RP, and leaving Tonkin up here permanently?
    Lighten up Francis....

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