Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: Compensation Quandry
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, November 14th, 2017
Welcome to the November 14th edition of the Daily Dip, your daily piece of news and notes here on Puckett’s Pond, offseason edition. You’ll find the most recent news of the Minnesota Twins organization, stories from around the game, and links to any information you may want to know about the Minnesota Twins or baseball as we work our way through the hot stove season!
Minnesota Twins Scores, News and Notes
Arizona Fall League Update
Surprise was shut out on Monday, losing 2-0 to Scottsdale. Sean Miller started at shortstop, going 0-3. Chris Paul replaced Michael O’Neill in the outfield after he was ejected, playing left field, going 0-2 with a strikeout.
Tyler Jay made an appearance, throwing a scoreless inning, allowing a hit and picking up a strikeout. Tom Hackimer threw a scoreless inning, striking out one.
Surprise will play against Scottsdale on Tuesday.
Twins players totals in the AFL:
Chris Paul, 16 games, 63 AB, .270/.313/.444, 12 R, 3 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 3/18 BB/K
Sean Miller, 13 games, 48 AB, .271/.314/.292, 7 R, 2B, 7 RBI, 2/1 SB, 3/9 BB/K
LaMonte Wade, 19 games, 63 AB, .238/.351/.413, 8 R, 3 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 1/2 SB, 9/10 BB/K
Andrew Vasquez, 10 games, 0-0, 11 2/3 IP, 0.77 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, 4/13 BB/K
Thomas Hackimer, 9 games, 0-1, 10 2/3 IP, 2.53 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 7/10 BB/K
Tyler Jay, 9 games, 0-0, 8 2/3 IP, 5.19 ERA, 1.85 WHIP, 5/10 BB/K
Ryan Eades, 9 games, 1 GS, 2-0, 11 2/3 IP, 0.77 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 3/10 BB/K
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Molitor’s work was worthy of the Manager of the Year award
The award will be announced tonight, but Paul Molitor certainly did the work in 2017 worthy of receiving the American League Manager of the Year award after leading the Twins from 100+ losses in 2016 to the playoffs in 2017.
Twins confident, patient at GM meetings
With a significant amount to spend this offseason, the Twins entered the general manager meetings confident that they can get the pieces they need for 2018 through trade or free agent deals.
Sano has successful surgery
The leg injury that cost Sano the last month and a half of the season led to surgery that he had on Monday. He hopes to be ready for opening day.
Notes from around baseball
- Early candidates for 2018 Rookie of the year
- Otani hot topic at GM meetings
- Judge/Bellinger unanimous ROY award winners
- Betts bowls every day for offseason workout
Next: Twins Early Offseason Moves
One Last Thing
With the change of the qualifying offer “punishment” this offseason, the Twins could be in on a number of free agents. While the biggest name, Yu Darvish, didn’t get a qualifying offer after being traded in the middle of the season, players that will draw Twins interest like Jake Arrieta, Wade Davis, Lance Lynn, Alex Cobb, Greg Holland, and Carlos Santana all did receive an offer.
The changes in the new system mean that the Twins will lose their third-highest draft selection by signing a player with a qualifying offer, which is much better than losing their first round pick as the old system would have done. Due to changes with the competitive balance picks, the Twins will end up losing their competitive balance pick, which would fall after the second round in the 2018 draft.