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    Just an FYI, I'd nearly guarantee it's a 4 year contract with a 5th year option possible. Other teams wanted him, we had to outbid them, giving the extra year is our way to leap the hurdle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinscowboysbulls View Post
    I am very excited to eat some crow pie tonight! Woo Hoo. I view this as a good start, not a good offseason.

    This is our rotation I think:

    1:
    2: Nolasco
    3:
    4: Corriea
    5: Gibson/Deduno/Meyer/Diamond

    It'd be awesome to add Garza and trade for someone like Hellickson.

    1. Garza
    2. Nolasco
    3. Hellickson
    4. Correia
    5. Gibson

    I wonder what the price is for Nolasco, as long as we didn't have to pay a butt load per year, we should have enough chips to get Garza.
    Here is our rotation as it stands now.

    1: Nolasco
    2:
    3: Deduno
    4: Corriea
    5: Gibson/Meyer/Diamond/ Worely/ Albers/ Johnson and more

    with Meyer on the way at the allstar break.

    Now we can focus on signing Campuano or Pelfry and a catcher.
    Last edited by Brandon; 11-27-2013 at 05:10 PM.

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    I like it! So much for all the "TR will never do anything, talk"

    I would love to snag one of Bailey, Garza, Kazmir still, however I am very pleased so far, and even if they don't sign another front end guy (and just a backend guy like Arroyo, Pelfrey) along with a bat somewhere I would be pretty damn thrilled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon View Post
    Here is our rotation as it stands now.

    1: Nolasco
    2:
    3: Deduno
    4: Corriea
    5: Gibson/Meyer/Diamond/ Worely/ Albers/ Johnson and more

    with Meyer on the way at the allstar break.

    Now we can focus on signing Campuano or Pelfry and a catcher.
    I guess I'm not satisfied with Nolasco being our best pitcher. I'm happy to have him though.

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    Not my personal first choice, but it does show they are serious this year about getting better. I guess keeping my hopes up was ok after all.
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    I'm very happy we're making some moves, but hard to say too much until we know the details of the contract. I do worry though that our rotation is going to end up being the same as last year, with Nolasco as the only addition and re signing Pelfrey to a multi year deal. Its a start, but the following rotation isn't exactly impressive if its the end result:

    1. Nolasco
    2. Correia
    3. Pelfrey
    4. Deduno
    5. Gibson


    So, lets go spend some more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    I like it! So much for all the "TR will never do anything, talk"

    I would love to snag one of Bailey, Garza, Kazmir still, however I am very pleased so far, and even if they don't sign another front end guy (and just a backend guy like Arroyo, Pelfrey) along with a bat somewhere I would be pretty damn thrilled.
    I'm glad you are happy Dave. I am as well. I won't be that thrilled if we don't sign another front end guy and settle for Arroyo/Pelfrey unless we saved that money to add a legit bat/catcher to go along with a guy like Arroyo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinscowboysbulls View Post
    I guess I'm not satisfied with Nolasco being our best pitcher. I'm happy to have him though.
    I think asking for a pitcher better than Nolasco in one offseason is a pretty tall order.

    This team doesn't need to be rebuilt in a day. I'm happy with Nolasco (not my first choice but perfectly acceptable) and a lower tier guy this offseason with the intent of doing it again next offseason.

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    I'm going to be curious to see what the dollars were. But a good, aggressive start. This is what we didn't get last year, so I'm glad it's finally being addressed.

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    We should be happy about this signing. I was really feeling that dull Arroyo ache in my stomach. If we could snag Garza, I don't care who else the Twins sign. Garza and Navarro would be a winning offseason for me. I still like Kazmir as well! I'd be cool with Pelfrey if we signed Garza and/or Kazmir. Plus Aledmys Diaz, the Cuban SS is still out there and now we know his age! That'd be some thick icing on the cake.

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    Done deal. Nolasco himself and Plouffe confirm. Details here.

    Still need to find the years and AAV. Note: He made $11.5M in 2013, so I expect it to be between $13-15M AAV and either 3+1 or 4+1.
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    I honestly don't have to wait for the contract info to like this. Money is not a current issue in this organization. They can afford to pay too much or go a year too long for a guy. In factn they probably have to in order to get any quality pitcher.

    Glad to see an aggressive move.
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    One projection has the deal in the range of Edwin Jackson's 4 year $52 million deal according to the mlbtraderumors piece.

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    I spent the last hour deciding if I like this signing. I do. I think Nolasco could be peaking right now and I think that he is the type of pitcher who can do well for a lot of years. It seems pretty low-risk as far as starting pitchers go. I wrote a lot more about it if you really want my analysis:

    http://smartpitcher.blogspot.com/201...minnesota.html

    There's a chart. It's fun.
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    My guess is that we overpaid, however, that is what it's going to take to get these guys here. This signing will probably start the dominoes falling on the other pitchers. I'd love to get another arm and Salty. Then see if we can maybe trade. Texas would seem like a good place for Hammer since Murphy and Cruz likely not back for one of their young arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmb0252 View Post
    Tim Dierkes reports the Twins are close to a major signing. Who the signing is isn't clear. Link to post:

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/1...t-signing.html
    Good guess on the thread name, by the way..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halsey Hall View Post
    Without digging into it, why did he only pitch 80 some innings last season? Injury?
    with out looking it up , Me thinks he was just under 200 innings (199.1) with Miami and the dodgers)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKGuy View Post
    My guess is that we overpaid, however, that is what it's going to take to get these guys here. This signing will probably start the dominoes falling on the other pitchers. I'd love to get another arm and Salty. Then see if we can maybe trade. Texas would seem like a good place for Hammer since Murphy and Cruz likely not back for one of their young arms.
    You aren't going to get much back for Willingham at all at this point.

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    Hey Terry , NICE JOB kudos, now that your getting it done, lets keep going and sign Garza, Erick Chavez and Navarro

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnydakota View Post
    Hey Terry , NICE JOB kudos, now that your getting it done, lets keep going and sign Garza, Erick Chavez and Navarro
    No im not drinking ...for those who are wondering

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