Friday, September 16, 2011

2012 Minnesota Twins offseason blueprint

Here is my 2012 Twins Offseason Blueprint with those I feel will be added to the 40 man roster, those that will be signed as free agents, those that will be resigned or let go by the team and finally the Twins payroll for 2012. Let me know what you think and if you agree or disagree with some of my logic in this assessment.

1.) Remove Free Agents Jason Kubel, Michael Cuddyer, Jason Repko, Phil Dumatrait, Matt Capps, Kyle Waldrop, Rene Rivera, and Brian Dinkelman off the 40 man roster to leave the 40 man at 32 players on the 40 man.

2.) Non-Tender Kevin Slowey, Phil Dumatrait and Matt Tolbert to leave your roster at 30.

3.) Reinstate Nick Blackburn off the 60 day disabled list.

4.) Decline Joe Nathan’s 12.5 million option and instead pay him 2 million dollar buyout.

5.) Add minor leaguers Carlos Gutierrez, Tyler Robertson,and Yangervis Solarte to 40 man to bring total up to 33

6.) Sign Michael Cuddyer to a 3 year 33million dollar contract

7.) Sign Jason Kubel to 2 year 14 million dollar deal with a team option for 10 million for 2014.

8.) Sign Joe Nathan to a 2 year 16 million dollar deal

9.) Sign Jason Repko to a minor league deal

10.) Sign Matt Capps for 3years 9million

11.) Sign Jose Molina for 1 year 1 million

12.) Trade Denard Span, Angel Morales,and Jose Mijares for James Shields

13.) Sign Mike Cameron to a 1year 3million dollar deal

14.) Sign Frank Francisco to a 1 year 1million dollar deal

16. Sign Mike Redmond to manage in Rochester

17. promote Tom Brunansky to batting coach in Rochester

18. Part ways with Scott Ullger

19. Hire Paul Molitor as Bench Coach

Here is my 2012 team with Salaries

C Joe Mauer 23.0

1b Justin Morneau 15.0

2b Alexi Casilla 1.5

SS Tsyoshi Nishioka 3.0

3b Danny Valencia 800,000

LF Mike Cameron 3.0

CF Ben Revere 500,000

RF Michael Cuddyer 11.0

DH Jason Kubel 8.0


Luke Hughes 500,000

Trevor Plouffe 500,000

Jose Molina 1.0

Jason Repko 1.0

68.8million on offense


James Shields 7.0

Carl Pavano 8.5

Francisco Liriano 5.5

Scott Baker 6.5

Nick Blackburn 4.75


Joe Nathan 8.0

Matt Capps 3.0

Glen Perkins 1.5

Frank Francisco 1.0

Brian Duensing 800,000

Alex Burnett 500,000

Anthony Swarzak 500,000

Total 116.35

Let me know what you think all