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    Twins not in the running for Jose Abreu

    Twins were never truly linked to Jose Abreu but now it is official we will not sign him. Jesse Sanchez, one of the best international prospects expert, wrote today that Abreu is officially down to three teams; Astros, Red Sox, and the White Sox. The Rangers, Mariners, and Giants showed strong interest in the slugger but are no longer in the running. Abreu Could sign in the next two weeks. Link to article below:

    Cuban slugger Jose Abreu has narrowed choices to Astros, Red Sox, White Sox | whitesox.com: News

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    Shocking news :-)

    joking aside, thanks for the update.
    Last edited by ThePuck; 10-17-2013 at 03:09 PM.
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    No big deal. I bet the Twins swoop in last minute and nab him.

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    He never made sense for them anyway since they need to keep 1B open long-term for Mauer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Nelson View Post
    He never made sense for them anyway since they need to keep 1B open long-term for Mauer.
    I don't know why they couldn't slot him in as a DH. The guy has a David Ortiz-like ceiling. No one's ever complained about him being a DH only.

    I knew it was going to happen, realistically, but I desperately hoped the Twins would go after Abreu. Maybe I'm buying into the hype too much, but I think he'll be a great hitter.
    Last edited by raindog; 10-17-2013 at 04:30 PM. Reason: addendum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Nelson View Post
    He never made sense for them anyway since they need to keep 1B open long-term for Mauer.
    Except that's where they also plan for Kepler to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmb0252 View Post
    Twins were never truly linked to Jose Abreu but now it is official we will not sign him. Jesse Sanchez, one of the best international prospects expert, wrote today that Abreu is officially down to three teams; Astros, Red Sox, and the White Sox. The Rangers, Mariners, and Giants showed strong interest in the slugger but are no longer in the running. Abreu Could sign in the next two weeks. Link to article below:

    Cuban slugger Jose Abreu has narrowed choices to Astros, Red Sox, White Sox | whitesox.com: News
    Curious group left in the bidding. Astros and White Sox up against only one big-dollar team, the Red Sox? This seems like it could have been a winnable bidding war- with the Twins urgently needing punch in the lineup at First Base, huge wasted opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raindog View Post
    I don't know why they couldn't slot him in as a DH. The guy has a David Ortiz-like ceiling. No one's ever complained about him being a DH only.

    I knew it was going to happen, realistically, but I desperately hoped the Twins would go after Abreu. Maybe I'm buying into the hype too much, but I think he'll be a great hitter.
    Believe the hype. And "desperate" is what the Twins FO is in distinct denial about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Nelson View Post
    He never made sense for them anyway since they need to keep 1B open long-term for Mauer.
    I'll feel better about this reasoning when the Twins actually say Mauer is a first baseman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Curious group left in the bidding. Astros and White Sox up against only one big-dollar team, the Red Sox? This seems like it could have been a winnable bidding war- with the Twins urgently needing punch in the lineup at First Base, huge wasted opportunity.
    It is an odd group. Two teams that were actually worse than us are left in the running. While I'm not surprised we weren't finalists, we have bigger needs, but it would have at least been nice to be in the conversation.

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    I predict the White Sox win this then. Clearly. Konerko is going to be gone, Napoli and Ortiz are in Boston, and who wants to really play in Houston for that team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Wahl View Post
    I predict the White Sox win this then. Clearly. Konerko is going to be gone, Napoli and Ortiz are in Boston, and who wants to really play in Houston for that team?
    I don't think a guy coming from Cuba is going to care about anything except how much money he's going to get. I think the Astros will sign him if they really want him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Wahl View Post
    I predict the White Sox win this then. Clearly. Konerko is going to be gone, Napoli and Ortiz are in Boston, and who wants to really play in Houston for that team?
    Which is yet another reason why the White Sox will be viewing the Twins in their rear view mirrors starting in 2014.

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    If he's a good hitter, we have plenty of positions he could supplant.

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    Do the presence of Willingham and Doumit keep the Twins from looking for a hitter or a player who may need to DH?

    Doumit and Willingham are not part of the solution. Abreu could be. We could have given Willingham to the Orioles and used those dollars on someone who will be a longer term solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgenswest View Post
    Do the presence of Willingham and Doumit keep the Twins from looking for a hitter or a player who may need to DH?

    Doumit and Willingham are not part of the solution. Abreu could be. We could have given Willingham to the Orioles and used those dollars on someone who will be a longer term solution.
    They absolutely are. It's part of why they need to go.

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    Per Ken Rosenthal twitter:

    Jose Abreu finalizing terms on six-year, $68M deal. Club expected to be #WhiteSox. Deal will be largest first-time contract for intíl player

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    Quote Originally Posted by S. View Post
    Per Ken Rosenthal twitter:
    Wow. Shot ourselves in the foot yet again (relative to the AL Central). I guess that means the "all clear" is in place to sign 38-year old Konerko to a Thome-like contract then?

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    Some teams take short cuts to winning, like signing reall good free agents. Others do it the only right way. /s

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    I really hope the first base plan for next yr is not a platoon of Parmalee and Colabello.

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