Sunday, September 2, 2012

Twins 2012 blueprint

Here is my pre-offseason Twins offseason Blueprint. I will do another one after the season as the hotstove season begins. The Twins are looking at their second consecutive 90+ loss season and there needs to be changes done to bring a quality product back to Target field. Even though attendance in down this year I still look for the Twins to have a 90-95 million dollar payroll in 2013. Not only is it important to see what they do with the major league team, but there are 40 man decisions that have to be made. Let me know what you think of my blueprint you can reach me one of three ways. You can email me at, you can leave me a comment in the box, or reach me on twitter at @travistwinstalk. So without any further adieu here is what I would do to bring the Twins back into contention in 2013. Options: Decline Scott Baker’s 2013 option, Decline Matt Capps 2013 option and pay 250,000 buyout, Non Tenders: Alexi Casilla, Drew Butera, Removed from 40 man Roster: Scott Baker(FA), Matt Capps(FA), Carl Pavano(FA), Luis Perdomo, PJ Walters, Matt Carson(FA), Kyle Waldrop, Cole De Vries That leaves 31 men on the 40 man Roster Added to the 40 man Roster: Kyle Gibson, Aaron Hicks, Chris Hermmann, BJ Hermsen, Bruce Pugh, Danny Santana, Trade Denard Span to the Reds for Billy Hamilton and Tony Cingrani. Sell Tsuyoshi Nishioka to a Japanese team for 1m of the 3m he is owed Sign Scott Baker to a 2year 6million dollar contract with another 6 million in incentives for 2nd year. Sign Jeremy Guthrie to a 2 year 14 million dollar deal 2013 Lineup 1. Ben Revere CF 2. Brian Dozier 2b 3. Joe Mauer C 4. Josh Willingham LF 5. Justin Morneau 1b 6. Ryan Doumit DH 7. Chris Parmelee RF 8. Trevor Plouffe 3b 9. Pedro Florimon SS Bench Chris Hermann Jamey Carroll Eduardo Escobar Darin Mastroianni Starting Rotation Scott Diamond Jeremy Guthrie Liam Hendriks Kyle Gibson Sam Deduno Scott Baker- When ready Bullpen Glen Perkins Jared Burton Alex Burnett Deolis Guerra Brian Duensing Anthony Swarzak Cole De Vries

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