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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLeviathan View Post
    My hope is that this scenario plays out and Willingham is dealt at the deadline next year.
    By next year, do you mean 2013? If he close to duplicates last year's numbers near the break, his value probably would never be higher as a Twin.

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    1 Mastroianni CF
    2 Carroll SS
    3 Mauer C
    4 Willingham LF
    5 Morneau 1B
    6 Doumit DH
    7 Plouffe 3B
    8 Arcia RF
    9 Dozier 2B

    Rotation

    Harden
    Diamond
    Worley
    Gibson
    Correia

    Pen

    Perkins
    Burton
    Duensing
    Pelfrey
    Pressly
    Fien
    Wood
    Swarzak

    Bench
    Parmalee
    Florimon
    Escobar


    Arcia will be a beast in spring training. So much so that he will win the right field job outright. Parmalee will move in and out of DH, outfield and 1B. Good on the bench for power. Ultimately, Florimon should win the SS position but with a young staff, Carroll is steadier and will also be good for Dozier as a solid veteran for a double play tandem. Plouffe will be fine at third and improvements defensively as the season progresses.

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    I think we'll be loaded in the outfield and Willingham should be traded at the deadline for more solid pitching prospects and possibly a SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    By next year, do you mean 2013? If he close to duplicates last year's numbers near the break, his value probably would never be higher as a Twin.
    Yes, this coming July. I felt he should've been dealt last year. If they pass on that again I think it would be nothing less than stupid. (Pass of course if he's injured or playing poorly, but if he's playing well - he HAS to move this July)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLeviathan View Post
    Yes, this coming July. I felt he should've been dealt last year. If they pass on that again I think it would be nothing less than stupid. (Pass of course if he's injured or playing poorly, but if he's playing well - he HAS to move this July)
    This is open to anyone. When was the last time the Twins were deadline sellers and came away with a net positive deal?
    ie: better than:
    Kyle Lohse for Zack Ward
    Mentkiewicz for Justin Jones
    Matt Lawton for Rick Reed
    Scott Erickson for Scott Klingenbeck and Kimera Bartee
    Aguilera for Frankie Rodriguez & JJ Johnson
    Kevin Tapani and Mark Guthrie for Coomdog



    In light of these beauties, I'm inclined to think that Escobar and Hernandez for Liriano was pure genius, but I still worry about TR's multitasking abilities.

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    Yeah, I'm speaking hopefully. Reality is that by the deadline we'll hear something more like this about Willingham:

    "Willingham coming off the DL is a lot like making a trade" than actually trading him.

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    Posednik? Good lord, no. The guy is awful at baseball and a step backward from Mastro.

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    One thing is for sure, our bench will (once again) be putrid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    This is open to anyone. When was the last time the Twins were deadline sellers and came away with a net positive deal?
    ie: better than:
    Kyle Lohse for Zack Ward
    Mentkiewicz for Justin Jones
    Matt Lawton for Rick Reed
    Scott Erickson for Scott Klingenbeck and Kimera Bartee
    Aguilera for Frankie Rodriguez & JJ Johnson
    Kevin Tapani and Mark Guthrie for Coomdog



    In light of these beauties, I'm inclined to think that Escobar and Hernandez for Liriano was pure genius, but I still worry about TR's multitasking abilities.
    2003. We got Stewart and a PTBNL for Kielty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePuck View Post
    2003. We got Stewart and a PTBNL for Kielty.
    Yep. A lot of us hated seeing Kielty traded but it worked very well for the Twins and they won that trade handily.

    Also, hard to call Lawton for Reed anything other than a wash. It was a fine, though unspectacular, trade for the Twins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Gun View Post
    Don't you think we should have spring training first?
    Im guessing that like in the past sping training competition is a ruess and that decisions have already been made on 96%of the players.
    maybe the only real spot open is the last bullpen spot , keep a dreg or keep a rule 5

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    CF- Mastro with Benson getting his chances to take it over
    SS- Carroll- most reliable and no better options
    C- Mauer
    1b- Morneau
    LF- Willingham
    DH/3b- Doumit or Plouffe
    3b/DH- Plouffe or Doumit
    RF- Parmelee
    2b- Dozier- best upside of the futility INF, Twins give him another chance before letting the others stink

    Not a bad line-up really. With a competent rotation this team wouldn't be too bad.
    Do or do not. There is no try.

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    [QUOTE=jokin;81200]This is open to anyone. When was the last time the Twins were deadline sellers and came away with a net positive deal?
    ie: better than:
    Kyle Lohse for Zack Ward
    Mentkiewicz for Justin Jones
    Matt Lawton for Rick Reed
    Scott Erickson for Scott Klingenbeck and Kimera Bartee
    Aguilera for Frankie Rodriguez & JJ Johnson
    Kevin Tapani and Mark Guthrie for Coomdog


    You forgot Castillo for Butera and another MiL catcher!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Nelson View Post
    1. Hicks CF
    2. Mauer C
    3. Willingham LF
    4. Morneau 1B
    5. Doumit DH
    6. Plouffe 3B
    7. Parmelee RF
    8. Dozier 2B
    9. Florimon SS

    SP: Diamond
    Seconded.

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    What are the opening day lineups for A - A+ - AA & AAA? Curious as to what knowlwdgeable followers might think? Just position players.
    CEDAR RAPIDS
    FT. MYERS
    NEW BRITIAN
    ROCHESTER

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    Outfield
    Josh Willingham
    Darren Mastroianni
    Chris Parmelee
    Aaron Hicks

    Infield
    Justin Morneau
    Jamey Carroll
    Brian Dozier
    Eduardo Escobar
    Pedro Florimon
    Trevor Plouffe

    Catchers
    Drew Butera
    Ryan Doumit
    Joe Mauer

    Starting Pitchers
    Vance Worley
    Scott Diamond
    Kevin Correia
    Mike Pelfrey
    Rich Harden

    Relief Pitchers
    Alex Burnett
    Jared Burton
    Pedro Hernandez
    Ryan Pressly
    Glen Perkins
    Nick Blackburn
    Casey Fien

    Starting lineup
    CF Hicks
    2B Dozier
    CA Mauer
    LF Willingham
    1B Morneau
    3B Plouffe
    RF Parmelee
    DH Doumit
    SS Carroll

    That's my starting lineup and roster. Colabello or Romero could replace Florimon with real good springs, but it's Florimon's job to lose.
    Last edited by lee_the_twins_fan; 02-03-2013 at 09:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Yep. A lot of us hated seeing Kielty traded but it worked very well for the Twins and they won that trade handily.

    Also, hard to call Lawton for Reed anything other than a wash. It was a fine, though unspectacular, trade for the Twins.
    Not really a wash, although admittedly somewhat unspectacular, I thought the Twins could have done better, usually when you "sell", it's because you want to get a younger prospect with some upside.

    Rick Reed WAR ( from after trade to retirement) 2001-03 3.1

    Matt Lawton oWAR (from after trade) 2001-05 7.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee_the_twins_fan View Post
    Outfield
    Josh Willingham
    Darren Mastroianni
    Chris Parmelee
    Aaron Hicks

    Infield
    Justin Morneau
    Jamey Carroll
    Brian Dozier
    Eduardo Escobar
    Pedro Florimon
    Trevor Plouffe

    Catchers
    Drew Butera
    Ryan Doumit
    Joe Mauer

    Starting Pitchers
    Vance Worley
    Scott Diamond
    Kevin Correia
    Mike Pelfrey
    Rich Harden

    Relief Pitchers
    Alex Burnett
    Jared Burton
    Pedro Hernandez
    Ryan Pressly
    Glen Perkins
    Nick Blackburn
    Casey Fien

    Starting lineup
    CF Hicks
    2B Dozier
    CA Mauer
    LF Willingham
    1B Morneau
    3B Plouffe
    RF Parmelee
    DH Doumit
    SS Carroll

    That's my starting lineup and roster. Colabello or Romero could replace Florimon with real good springs, but it's Florimon's job to lose.
    I'll be stunned (and pleasantly surprised because that means TR beat enormous odds in Dumpster Dive Roulette) if Pelfrey and Harden are in the rotation for the whole month of April. What scuttlebutt there is out there is that the Twins are "hopeful" that Harden can somehow find some productivity as a reliever and we know about Pelfrey and 11 months out from TJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePuck View Post
    2003. We got Stewart and a PTBNL for Kielty.

    A great acquisition, I left it out because we were most definitely buyers, not sellers, in 03.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Not really a wash, although admittedly somewhat unspectacular, I thought the Twins could have done better, usually when you "sell", it's because you want to get a younger prospect with some upside.

    Rick Reed WAR ( from after trade to retirement) 2001-03 3.1

    Matt Lawton oWAR (from after trade) 2001-05 7.0
    The Lawton-for-Reed trade was not a "sell." The Twins were half a game out of first place and trying to shore up their rotation. What selling team trades for a 36-year-old pitcher?

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