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BrianAnderson last won the day on October 15 2018

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  1. Not that easy of question or answer because we're just fans sitting on the outside. We have no idea what JR and Hahn have discussed in terms of budget & plan. There's so much that can change between today and this time next year that we can't really realistically say what is the most likely. Betts? Yes, he's probably a long shot. However, we did offer Machado $250mm last offseason. We offered Wheeler $125mm. Who knows how this season goes. We may look terrible. Robert may continue to get injured and not realize his potential. Giolito may regress. Anderson may turn back into Anderson of a few years ago both offensively and defensively. Abreu may continue to age and decline quicker than expected. Madrigal might turn out to be a glorified #9 hitter, Moncada could fall back into old ways. Eloy may take another year to figure it out. Kopech may struggle with command, likewise Cease. ORRRRR. All of those people could take a step forward and play well and we win 90 games. Likewise, who knows what we get out of Adolfo and Rutherford this year -- maybe the take a giant step forward. Maybe Vaughn does too. Dunning, etc. It's all a fart in the wind. Seeing as were not winning a world series this year, I think its probably smart to be patient rather than signing Castanellos to a 3 year deal when we know he does have some flaws in his game and we won't really have a place to hide him if those worsen instead of improve (Abreu/Vaughn DH & 1b). If you can get him on a 1 or 2 year deal then it makes more sense. a 2 year deal could still work as you figure your minors, trade options, etc. I'm not always the most optimistic, but I truly believe we'll have Springer or Betts in uniform come next year. My best educated guess is we finish with 83-86 wins this year and miss out on the playoffs. I think Uncle Jerry is old, rich, and truly does want to win and understands this is the time to push the pedal down. The money will be spent... and they really haven't spent it. Robert and Eloy is not money spent ... it's a fixed expense instead of arbitration and the CBA. Those numbers should not be included in the $300mm or so. Likewise EE and these 1 year deals don't count really in my mind. I think at the end of this year, outside crazy development from Adolfo, Gonzalez & Rutherford, etc. that we'll be in the market for a RF and will be making a 9 figure offer to someone to fill that hole.
  2. Yes, I'd do 3 years, not 54mm, I'd do 3 years and maybe 48mm. I'd only do this if they really have no honest intention of going after Springer or Betts. If you even have a 10% chance or want to sign them, then just pass.
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    Ozuna signs w/ Atlanta

    Wouldnt want to give up the draft pick, however 1 year and 18mm is a nice deal. Maybe Castanellos is available for a very similar figure...... definitely pull that trigger if so.
  4. If you can do 2/$38mm and below I'd do it. Likewise I'd go up to 3/45mm.
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    What would it take to get Nolan Arenado?

    Not for it. You sign Rendon instead if you were looking for a mega bat. You don't take on the contract AND trade prospects. And if you're willing to take on that contract? Then re-think that plan, wait a year, and sign Betts. You then have an actual RF playing RF instead of shifting around one of your stars from 3B to RF. All moot point because i am 99.8% confident Hahn and Jerry are both too smart and cheap to do this for Arenado.
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    MLB cheating scandal

    Aren't we all just cheating our way through life? We're stealing time from our companies on this site, we're cut through a parking lot to avoid a red light. You give humans enough rope they'll generally use it and generally not for good. Now throw millions of dollars at these guys, it's going to get corrupt fast. This is the first or last time players will cheat. Not defending it, just not surprised or really outraged.But it does explain why the Astros always seemed to be able to catch "pitchers tipping pitches" -- they were just literally stealing. hahaha
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    Long-Term Viewership Trends for Sports

    Overall just some quick thoughts from just my own perspective... Technology will continue to disrupt - it will be up to each league to either adapt or not. I personally think VR @ home tickets could be a huge success, but almost in the same mindset of how the Atlanta Falcons lowered concession prices, I think owners are scared of what it might do to their revenues. I believe the NBA already does this, but basicalyl you can put on a VR headset and you have a court side seat. Imagine putting on a VR headset and having Scout Seats behind home plate for every game. I'd pay for that. Rule purists need to let up. I wish some of these purists would re-read the rules from like 1895 and then defend themselves. People change, technology changes, everything changes, the game should too. Just my own feelings, but outside of the Packers I don't watch more htan maybe 30 mins of NFL or college football in the background any more. The continuous challenges and refs + length of game is just too much. I'd rather be doing other things with my time. Kind of touched on it there too, but length of game is too much. I think most of us would agree that the game would be better suited at 2hr 30 mins. Those Buerhle games were always the best. Imagine them all like that. Cost: This is going to sound crazy ... but i actually went to a independent baseball game this summer in Michigan, the team that Randy Dobrek guy played for (Twins). And I'll say i had a great time. $2 hot dogs, free parking, easy in and out with no traffic. Sure the players weren't great, but i had a good time. Feeling like you've been taken advantage of each time you leave the park is never a good feeling. Or whatever arena you've been to. There's a supply and demand curve, and you're seeing it play out a bit in my opinion. You see it with cable tv prices... at a certain point now more people are cord cutting than ever. A lot of revenues for sports are being driven by cable and tv contracts .. thats going to start coming back around once cable companies start going belly up or changing their consumption models.
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    Tigers Sign Ivan Nova - 1/$1.5M + incentives

    agree with most of what has been said ... very cheap deal, but probably because he wanted a chance to have another full year of starts under his belt to try to keep his career going. He gets that role with Detroit. Meanwhile Detroit has added a few decent pieces that should make them more competitive this year. Schoop, Cron, Nova ... I can see them adding an OF like Puig too for cheap. Depending on who else they may add on the cheap this off season + some of their young SP's (time manipulation will likely come into play) they may be a somewhat competitive team -- 70-75 wins instead of a 55-60 win team. Good to see for MLB in general. Need less of teams that just throw in the towel completely. Can see them going after Melky, Bucholz, Trevor Cahill, Puig, Vargas, Neil Walker types ... obviously not crazy talented FA, but serviceable guys that can help them win a few games.
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    Automobile Thread

    Valuations are funky. Tesla is accomplishing a lot in a very crowded and competitive space to break into, however it's the opposite of the time I'd buy the stock. Their credit is still very suspect.
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    Steve Stone: more bullpen help is coming

    Forgive me since I'm jumping into the thread without reading what people have written thus far. Here's my take: Overall I'd say what, 60? 70%? of bullpen success is pretty finicky. You have your top of the line guys, and they are probably worth the money, but then you have a whole bunch of other guys who may have a year or two years of great success only to go through some downs. Edwin Diaz, Treinen, etc. are just names that pop up. Further to that, the bullpen, to me, is one of the last pieces of the puzzle to acquire to put your team over the top. It doesn't mean you shouldn't have a serviceable pen, but more or less, it's to say you don't go out and get a Chapman, Hader, Mariano Rivera, Trevor Hoffman type of guy unless you are in a true championship window (which i believe will start next year, or more likely 2022). For that reason i'm out on Hader. Now in regards to the rest of the pen guys this offseason, I do think that Hahn missed the boat on a few ... last year we were throwing $9mm at Herrera, and some of these guys are just as serviceable (maybe with less upside) and are going for less. So to me, I think we could have signed some of these guys. However, that being said, you look at a guy like Drew Pomeranz or Andrew Miller, or a whole bunch of other relievers and you see they really were just failed starters. Uberly talented pitchers, but that just didn't have that extra pitch to get through the order a few more times. To me, I think we have those guys internally who can really flourish. Reynaldo Lopez comes mind. We still have Burdi ... I hold out hope there. Basically, I'm pretty against Hader. I'm pretty against going out and signing a big name guy in the future, and would rather go the internal route, while balancing in some high upside FA and seeing if it clicks.
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    Would you extend Nick Madrigal? For how much?

    Risk/reward doesn't make sense. That's what the Eloy and Robert extensions were about. Also, "extension" isn't really applicable - it's really just setting out an established pay schedule for arb years and then possible team options. The risk isn't all that much. Madrigal is a nice piece to any team, and a guy i think the Southside fans will love, but i dont think he's the kind of guy who will ever force a mega-contract.
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    Offseason 2019-2020 MLB Catch All Thread

    Spending $25mm+ on a 38 year old Donaldson would be in many ways crippling for the Twins. I too am in the camp that I'd hope they sign him.
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    Here’s A Laugh

    Who really cares what a poster is saying on a Twins fan site? Most of what is said on this site is biased too. The sox can compete this year, but no doubt have some question marks. The sox are in that 80-85 win category. Twins are probably a hair above at 85-90. Indians same. There will be a ton of close games and injuries, etc. that determine the outcome. Let's just have fun watching the games and competitive baseball.
  14. I'd be interested - in two leagues already, so I'd like to keep it to $150-200 to keep my interest enough. Would be in favor of ESPN/Yahoo since I'm already in both of those and sometimes the learning curves of point systems can take a bit, but am okay another. Also would be interested in a modified keeper/dynasty league..
  15. ahhhh.. i was going to say didn't that ship sail when we brought him up two years ago? But then i dont know enough about those rules and how injuries may affect his arbitration process... if it's just about his actual PITCHING control I'd put him as a bullpen "starter". Let him figure it out there. He's got good enough stuff to work around his control in most situations i'd think.