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Twins roster moves...


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The Twins announced today that they have outrighted outfielders Lew Ford and Josh Rabe and infielder Tommy Watkins, removing them from their 40-man roster at the risk of losing them to free agency.

The other move, Luis Rodriguez claimed by the Padres on waivers. I disagree with this move. In my opinion, he's a great utility player.

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I agree I liked Luis Rodriguez, but how many utility players do we need? We need to get our position players set.

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Luis was able to play a lot of positions but he is Nick Punto with a lesser glove, lesser speed the same batting average. Hasn't this forum spent the summer ripping on Punto and now we want to romaticize about losing Luis Rodriquez?

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Rodriguez could hit home runs, you forgot about that point. Plus the fact he was a waiver wire pick up, we didn't get anything for him

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The only one of the 4 that surprises me is Watkins. I thought he showed some promise, and they'd give him a shot.

Rodriguez was odinary or less, not hard to replace him.

I,m thinking they realized Casilla's major questionmarks, so they will keep him around to fill in, pinch run , and work with. He has a ton of potential, but he didn't show much in the "head department" so far.

I look for Garrett Jones to stick as a back-up 1b and of, Bucher to get a shot at 3b (glove seemed weak though) or a trade there for a pitcher.Doesn't Chipper Jones play 3b? That could be interesting...

I don't like Kubel in lf, but I think they are going that direction.

Guerrero's success was a shock to me this year. I didn't think they would even keep him, but they moved him to set-up

man.

The year Rincon had makes him expendable, but I think he will stick, at least until they see how Crain is doing.

Could be an interesting off-season. grin.gif

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He hit 2 home runs this year. Yes, he did not get a lot of AB, but why was that. What did you think we would get for him? Probably not much more than some 28 year old AA guy.

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Hopefully Smith will do more than fill the open spots with anothe Batista type. All we did was go rid of border line players Rabe and Ford couldn't keep healthy. Rodriguez gone opens the spot for Bucher.

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Rodriguez now has like 5 major league HR's & when he initially came up a few years back I believe had zero or 1 minor league HR. He's not a power hitter & he's very slow. I liked the guy well enough, but there's plenty more like him. He had no significant value to us. Ford's got a little ability, but he's a space cadet. Rabe's never likely to be more than a backup.

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Activated SS Alejandro Machado from the 60-day disabled list and sent him outright to Triple-A Rochester; Sent C Matthew LeCroy outright to Triple-A Rochester. He refused the assignment and is a free agent.

I guess that's the end of LeCroy.

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So in reality, the moves made so far were getting rid of nothing. Fringe back-up players at best.

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I guess that's the end of LeCroy.


It wouldn't be the first "end of LeCroy." As much as I like Big Country, I hope he doesn't come back. He is terrible as a catcher and not the answer for a DH.

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Give the poor guy a break. When he did catch on a somewhat regular basis, I don't remember the defense being that bad. The arm was always weak but he could call the game. When he was allowed to gget a string of at-bats in, he could show a little power. Even as bad as you think he was, he DID make it to the majors. Better than I did.

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LeCroy is terrible.


cant agree more. The guy is not a great plater at all. He could hit the long ball, but that was about it.

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I'd pay to see that! Not that I'm in love with the guy's game but his time in Minnesota was hit and miss, no pun intended. They told him he'd be a DH and work on the hitting, but turn around and the DH role was being filled by rehab players or platooned. He just seemed to be set up to struggle.

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LeCroy is terrible.


cant agree more. The guy is not a great plater at all. He could hit the long ball, but that was about it.


Fuuny how everyone complained all season long about no one being able to hit the long ball!
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Rumour has it the Cards maybe interested in Silva. Duncan will make him a star or Carlos will end up like Kip Wells...

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According to Ruesse this am....$7M per year for 4 years to Silva and $15M per year for 4 years to Torii.

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According to Ruesse this am....$7M per year for 4 years to Silva and $15M per year for 4 years to Torii.


This is what they are asking, or did they sign them?

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Well if they want any chance of resigning santana they need to get carlos signed, best of buds smirk.gif

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Ah, No.

Santana is gone.

Let's hope we can keep Hunter, get a FA (yeah right) and trade the awesome lefty for a PILE of talent.

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