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    Made some news this offseason with Mauer moving to 1B.

    They desperately need starting pitching, and claim they're going to make a real play for some of the FAs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Controller Jacobs View Post
    Made some news this offseason with Mauer moving to 1B.

    They desperately need starting pitching, and claim they're going to make a real play for some of the FAs.
    They won't, trust me on this...despite all of the lip service that the staff gives claiming that there are no restrictions on salary, clearly there are. This is a year when you'll see almost a total rebuilding effort begin, and pretend signings like Pelfrey and Corria should not be tolerated by the fans. They need to bring up the young arms, get them some seasoning, and get rid of the current coaching staff. Of course, little to none of this will happen, and the Twins will continue to pretend to be a major league organization.
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    They should be looking to sign guys with upside for the rotation (Hughes, Kazmir, etc.) instead of setting their sights on an innings eater like Arroyo. I don't think that spending money on free agents while you're rebuilding is a waste. But look to acquire trade chips with your money while rebuilding, not unmovable mid-30's below average starting pitchers.

    That said 2K15/2K16 looks promising:

    Pinto, Arcia, Hicks all getting comfortable. Sano, Buxton and Rosario are all ready to replace their lesser placeholders. Alex Meyer, Kohl Stewart and Jose Berrios plugged into the rotation. So many high end prospects. Let's hope they deal the right prospects at the right time, as their MLB club is pretty barren for the near future. Mauer will likely be a dead weight contract by the time these guys are up.

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    I don't see Arroyo as below average in real baseball terms. He's amazingly durable. The long ball has been his nemesis, and getting out of the GASP and into the far more spacious Target Field would help him immensely. I take him over the hype and health of a Hughes. OTOH, yeah, Kazmir could be a better fit, as he's eight years younger, but IIRC he's not a great health play.

    And I don't call Nolasco mediocre. He's inconsistent, but showed more of his upside last year than for a long while. I think he'll get a better deal than the Twins are willing to offer anyone.

    Horns--Of course you know far, far, far more about the Twins and their prospects than I do, but it seems to me that their new-philosophy power arms are a long way from the majors and their old-philosophy low-upside nibblers have proven to be a dismal failure. So what choice do they have but to improvise for a year or two more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Quixote View Post
    I don't see Arroyo as below average in real baseball terms. He's amazingly durable. The long ball has been his nemesis, and getting out of the GASP and into the far more spacious Target Field would help him immensely. I take him over the hype and health of a Hughes. OTOH, yeah, Kazmir could be a better fit, as he's eight years younger, but IIRC he's not a great health play.

    And I don't call Nolasco mediocre. He's inconsistent, but showed more of his upside last year than for a long while. I think he'll get a better deal than the Twins are willing to offer anyone.

    Horns--Of course you know far, far, far more about the Twins and their prospects than I do, but it seems to me that their new-philosophy power arms are a long way from the majors and their old-philosophy low-upside nibblers have proven to be a dismal failure. So what choice do they have but to improvise for a year or two more?
    I think that at least 2, if not 3 of their power arms will start at AA this year, May and Meyer,, and Barrios might do the same, although he had a mediocre year last year year in single A. Gibson is pretty well a lock for the rotation this year, and could be a suprise, a good 2 years removed from TJ surgery. I would expect the rotation of August to look much different than that of April, with the young arms replacing the short term contracts of the vets that they'll inevitably sign.

    I agree with Ray, Arroyo is the type of vet who could thrive in Target field, and actually stick around for a few years while the kids get their feet wet. However, I want no part of Hughes, or Nolasco...
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    Twins are looking at Salty...because of course they are. Any chance to block a potential young player is taken with a vengeance...so grab a mediocre (being kind) catcher who's one asset (Power) will likely be lost in Target Field. Brilliant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornsby View Post
    Twins are looking at Salty...because of course they are. Any chance to block a potential young player is taken with a vengeance...so grab a mediocre (being kind) catcher who's one asset (Power) will likely be lost in Target Field. Brilliant!
    I was hoping against hope that you wouldn't see that. My first thought when I read it was, "Horns' head will explode..."
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    A surprise signing--The Twins sign Ricky Nolasco for four years, $49 million, with a $13 million club option for 2018 that becomes a player option if he reaches a certain inning pitched level in 2016 and 2017. Very un-Twins-like.
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    That's a rather affordable deal. Not bad

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