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Thread: Article: Report: Twins Agree to Sign Kendrys Morales

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    Apparently there is some plan to get Hicks time in RF:

    –Aaron Hicks could start taking more fly balls in right field in order to get him and rookie center fielder Danny Santana in the lineup at the same time, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. With Oswaldo Arcia ailing (sprained right ankle), Jason Kubel got the start in right over Chris Parmelee. It was just the second start in right for Kubel since the season’s first week.

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    It was going to happen anyway with Buxton arriving at some point next year (let's hope). It might be easier for Santana to stay in CF as he has been primarily an infielder and have Hicks, an outfielder, move to a new position.

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    When was the last time the Twins acquired a player as good as Morales during the season? Shannon Stewart?

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    Luckily for Morales there's nothing up here to celebrate over.
    Last edited by kydoty; 06-07-2014 at 03:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    I don't think they see it that way. The Tigers are looking pretty vulnerable. My guess is that the Twins powers-that-be are seeing a situation like 2009.

    Not necessarily the way I see it but the Twins do have some experience with somewhat wacky seasons.
    Clearly the Twins do not see it that way. The point is, they are wrong, and their erratic decision-making is a huge problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyB View Post
    I guess they have a better relationship with Scott Boras than I thought
    Believe it or not Ryan & Boras have known each other well long before he was a gm

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    Why?

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    Morales also hit 3rd or 4th just about every game he played for the Mariners last year. With Santana leading off and Dozier hitting second, could this bump Mauer back down the lineup?

    1 - Santana
    2 - Dozier
    3 - Morales
    4 - Willingham
    5 - Arcia
    6 - Plouffe
    7 - Mauer
    8 - Suzuki/Pinto
    9 - Escobar

    That is a damn sexy lineup.

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    Twins trying to make the playoffs this year?

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    Why indeed? This signing stopped making sense when Willingham and Arcia came back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivlikejehu View Post
    There aren't going to be huge crowds for an 80 win team. The Twins need to contend to get their attendance back up. Right now they are hurting themselves, not helping.
    They didn't trade prospects for him. They're not hurting anything. They will still need to make an assessment of where they are on 7/31 and trade those who should be traded if they're not in contention. Who's to say Morales won't be one of them?

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    Pretty surprising. If Hammer and Arcia keep hitting, this season could get kinda interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bonnes View Post
    Morales also hit 3rd or 4th just about every game he played for the Mariners last year. With Santana leading off and Dozier hitting second, could this bump Mauer back down the lineup?

    1 - Santana
    2 - Dozier
    3 - Morales
    4 - Willingham
    5 - Arcia
    6 - Plouffe
    7 - Mauer
    8 - Suzuki/Pinto
    9 - Escobar

    That is a damn sexy lineup.
    I like that. If Mauer ever heats back up, leave him 3rd and drop Willingham to 6 and Ploufe to 7.

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    Wow. I am speechless. I approve of this move. Let's hope it means more changes to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bonnes View Post
    When was the last time the Twins acquired a player as good as Morales during the season? Shannon Stewart?
    This is the exact question I had when I first read of Kendrys signing! It's pretty clear to me the FO hasn't written this year off yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bonnes View Post
    When was the last time the Twins acquired a player as good as Morales during the season? Shannon Stewart?
    We've been debating that very point. Now, how do the Twins demote the Face of the Franchise to the bottom of the order?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivlikejehu View Post
    Bizarre move. It means less ABs for Pinto, which is a negative.
    Are there any positives to this move, in your opinion?
    I couldn't be a player because of bad eyesight, so I decided to be an umpire instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
    Wow. I am speechless. I approve of this move. Let's hope it means more changes to come.
    Yeah, Mike...it's like they actually read Twins Daily!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco View Post
    Why indeed? This signing stopped making sense when Willingham and Arcia came back.
    I disagree. This is forward thinking if the Hammer is on the move. You can put Santana in LF with Morales DHing full-time. In the meantime, the deadwood that is Kubel, and possibly Parmelee are possibly bye-bye.

    If the Twins are out of it on July 31, they flip him for another good prospect if Morales does well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bonnes View Post
    When was the last time the Twins acquired a player as good as Morales during the season? Shannon Stewart?
    Since then O-Cab was about the next best, I guess. Morales should surpass that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tibs View Post
    Are there any positives to this move, in your opinion?
    It improves the team a bit. They still aren't contenders.

    My concern though is - if you are a contender, how can you throw Hicks out there with no backup plan? If you are a contender, how can you keep throwing Correia with an ERA of 7?

    It doesn't work to be half-in, half-out.

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