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  1. Thread: Alex Avila

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    He isn't going anywhere. Astudillo is going to...

    He isn't going anywhere. Astudillo is going to play a little bit in the infield, a little bit in the outfield and catch a few games a month. Avilla will catch 2 games a week or so and won't hurt...
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    Rumor: If this plan goes through, I expect to see indy...

    If this plan goes through, I expect to see indy leagues spring up in a few of the areas being vacated.
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    Rumor: Could someone post the entire list here? I see 3...

    Could someone post the entire list here? I see 3 teams in Iowa are on that list and I have been to all of their ballparks and have enjoyed myself every time I go there.
  4. Munson and Whitaker will have another chance with...

    Munson and Whitaker will have another chance with the veterans committee, I believe.
    The 2 that were selected this year are both very deserving. When Simmons retired, he had the most hits by any...
  5. Thread: Alex Avila

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    Alex Avila

    Reportedly agreed to a 1/$4.25MM deal. I like this deal. He is a good receiver and can hit a little bit.
  6. Thread: Twins Pitchers

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    Twins Pitchers

    The Twins have brought back a couple of starters from last season. Jake Odorizzi accepted the qualifying offer -- 1 year, $17.8MM -- and Michael Pineda is coming back -- 2/$20MM. Pineda will...
  7. Thread: Austin Romine

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    The Twins are looking at several FA catchers,...

    The Twins are looking at several FA catchers, including Jason Castro. Alex Avila is also on their list of potential guys to bring in.
  8. Thread: Jake O

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    Agreed. The Twins are in on Wheeler, Bumgarner...

    Agreed. The Twins are in on Wheeler, Bumgarner and several other pitchers. They should be able to land at least one of the FAs out there.
  9. Thread: Austin Romine

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    Austin Romine

    Could the Twins bring him in to share the catching duties with Garver? He is a decent hitter and a very good fielder.
  10. Sticky: https://www.mlb.com/twins/news/top-prospects-eligi...

    https://www.mlb.com/twins/news/top-prospects-eligible-for-rule-5-draft
    I'm glad to see Duran and Celestino get roster spots. I'm surprised to see Blankenhorn, Chalmers and Raley get them although...
  11. Sticky: 2020 Farm System -- Larnach, Balazovich & Company

    The Twins have 5 of the MLB Pipeline top 100 prospects. Here is an analysis of the system from MLB.com:
    https://www.mlb.com/twins/news/twins-farm-system-analysis
  12. Thread: Jake O

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    He is back for the qualifying offer. I'm glad to...

    He is back for the qualifying offer. I'm glad to see it. I would still like to see the team sign him for 4 years.
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    https://www.mlb.com/twins/news/twins-offseason-nee...

    https://www.mlb.com/twins/news/twins-offseason-needs-and-moves
    A few needs. The Twins have said that they will spend some money this winter and bring in some quality players. They have said they...
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    I would like to see Odorizzi come back on a...

    I would like to see Odorizzi come back on a 4-year contract. He has done a nice job with the Twins. They could have a decent rotation next season with him, Berrios, Graterol, Balazovich and...
  15. Thread: Jake O

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    The Twins offered Jake Odorizzi the Qualifying...

    The Twins offered Jake Odorizzi the Qualifying Offer -- $17.8MM. I honestly would like to see the team offer him 4/$60. Maybe he would take it?
  16. News: Frankly, I expect him to go to the west coast,...

    Frankly, I expect him to go to the west coast, along with Cole. I think at least one will sign with either the Angels or Padres.
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    According to the present rules, he was out. The...

    According to the present rules, he was out. The solution to the problem is to have the bases look like high school bases, with the base extending into foul territory. The foul part of the base is...
  18. Thread: Award Season

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    Gold Gloves:...

    Gold Gloves:
    https://www.mlb.com/news/2019-gold-glove-finalists
  19. Thread: Award Season

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    Award Season

    https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-awards-season-preview
    Who wins which award?
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    2019-2020 Off-Season

    Coming off a 101-win season, what do the Twins need to do, other than bring in a few pitchers?
  21. Royce Lewis was named Arizona Fall League MVP. ...

    Royce Lewis was named Arizona Fall League MVP. He should be ready for the "prime-time" next season. I hope to see him, Graterol, Kirilloff, and several other rookies in the lineup next season.
  22. Poll: GDT: Yankee fans have a reputation for being "brutal"...

    Yankee fans have a reputation for being "brutal" to opposing players. These fans are no exception. The fans are quite knowledgeable about baseball and do appreciate good play, however. If a team...
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    How do you stay below the luxury tax threshold...

    How do you stay below the luxury tax threshold with these additions?
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    Maddon to the Angels -- 3 Years

    Joe Maddon and the Angels agreed to a 3-year deal. No further details are available at this time. It was not unexpected, but are 3 years enough to turn the franchise around?
  25. Thread: Cruz to Return

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    Cruz to Return

    To no ones' surprise, the Twins picked up their option on Nelson Cruz for 2020. He has publicly stated that he wanted to come back and now he will. I hope he continues working with Sano, Polanco,...
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