Comments on: When and where will Twins find room for Triple-A murderer Parmelee? http://aarongleeman.com/2012/08/14/when-and-where-will-twins-find-room-for-triple-a-murderer-parmelee/ Baseball news, insight and analysis from Aaron Gleeman Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:14:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 By: Paulie http://aarongleeman.com/2012/08/14/when-and-where-will-twins-find-room-for-triple-a-murderer-parmelee/comment-page-1/#comment-12846 Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:03:39 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=81075#comment-12846 Do many of you realize that Morneau had a 4.0 fWAR the year he won the MVP? He’s never had a “MVP season” and people need to wise up and factor in positional value & what league averages & replacement players are doing. Ruben Amaro completely botched it when he extended Ryan Howard 2 years before he hit free agency. As more front offices become wiser it is more difficult to “pull a fast one” on them. What I’m trying to say is that we need to be peppering Brian Sabean’s phone this entire offseason (b/c the Giants may be the only team with an opening at 1B w/ a GM who loves old and often times overrated guys).

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By: Ed http://aarongleeman.com/2012/08/14/when-and-where-will-twins-find-room-for-triple-a-murderer-parmelee/comment-page-1/#comment-12834 Wed, 15 Aug 2012 00:52:54 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=81075#comment-12834 Mauer has a no-trade clause, so he would have to waive that before he could be traded.

There is NO WAY they would trade an inexpensive prospect like Parmelee… he is under Twins control for years and will be cheap which will free up salary headroom for pitching.

Trading Morneau will not bring much… certainly not a reliable ML starter. But you might get a really good reliever and get rid of most of his salary, which could then go to a free agent starter, so I think it is possible to get 2 pitchers from a Morneau trade.

I suspect there is a good chance they move both Morneau and Span in the off season to improve pitching, as they should.

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By: Sam D. http://aarongleeman.com/2012/08/14/when-and-where-will-twins-find-room-for-triple-a-murderer-parmelee/comment-page-1/#comment-12833 Wed, 15 Aug 2012 00:44:13 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=81075#comment-12833 I liked this article alot, and really see eye to eye with Gleeman almost all the time. This really does remind me on how Plouffe mashed last year at AAA, and got me exited about him as a prospect again. Same thing for Chris, but hes hitting even better than Trevor last year. He has to be up here, but where? I’m thinking that it might finally be time to trade Span this off-season. Revere seems ready to take over the lead off and center field role. We could still use another masher in the lineup to pair with Justin.(who is starting to come around finally, in a big way). And if we do decide to eventually trade Morneau, or let him go in 2014, Chris can take over at first. Some of our outfield prospects should be ready for the bigs then. (Benson,Hicks,Arcia….and so on. I wanted Chris P. up here for good to begin this year.

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By: funoka http://aarongleeman.com/2012/08/14/when-and-where-will-twins-find-room-for-triple-a-murderer-parmelee/comment-page-1/#comment-12831 Wed, 15 Aug 2012 00:16:42 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=81075#comment-12831 “Mauer deal” = not happening.

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By: Jon M. http://aarongleeman.com/2012/08/14/when-and-where-will-twins-find-room-for-triple-a-murderer-parmelee/comment-page-1/#comment-12826 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 22:09:33 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=81075#comment-12826 “I kinda want Morneau to retire a Twin… but these are the good problems to have. I don’t think Parmelee will show well in the OF so I think one of these two will have to give.

Comment by MC — August 14, 2012 @ 8:29 am”

I”m not sure the Twins have any “good problems to have.”

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By: Overeasy http://aarongleeman.com/2012/08/14/when-and-where-will-twins-find-room-for-triple-a-murderer-parmelee/comment-page-1/#comment-12824 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 21:11:36 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=81075#comment-12824 Or the Twins could see what the market would bear on a Mauer deal, use Parmalee and Morneau at DH and 1B and Doumit at catcher. A Mauer deal would reduce payroll (apparently a need for the cash-rich team) and ought to net a starting middle infielder and a starting pitcher–if not more. It would also solve obviate the problem that would be created by moving Revere and his arm to center and using Parmalee in a corner spot.

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By: spoofbonser http://aarongleeman.com/2012/08/14/when-and-where-will-twins-find-room-for-triple-a-murderer-parmelee/comment-page-1/#comment-12823 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 20:10:50 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=81075#comment-12823 make him the only mlb left-handed shortstop

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By: Kurt Erickson http://aarongleeman.com/2012/08/14/when-and-where-will-twins-find-room-for-triple-a-murderer-parmelee/comment-page-1/#comment-12821 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 19:41:25 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=81075#comment-12821 Would be pretty interesting to hear what the front office has to say about their handling of Parmelee. As you pointed out, there’s an obvious right and wrong, and clearly they weren’t right in their managing of him. He should have started and stayed all year at AAA, and the Twins should now be looking to move players to make room for him. A 24 year old AAA masher OPSing over 1.000 does not belong in AAA, he belongs in the big show and they need to make room via trade or they need to figure it out another way, period.

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By: JD http://aarongleeman.com/2012/08/14/when-and-where-will-twins-find-room-for-triple-a-murderer-parmelee/comment-page-1/#comment-12819 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:40:50 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=81075#comment-12819 Parmalee throws left-handed so he won’t be playing 3B per some of the suggestions above.

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By: Dave T http://aarongleeman.com/2012/08/14/when-and-where-will-twins-find-room-for-triple-a-murderer-parmelee/comment-page-1/#comment-12817 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:37:02 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=81075#comment-12817 While Parmalee has been tearing up AAA, Morneau has been tearing up the AL (at least the past few weeks). I won’t venture an opinion here about who to trade, but Morneau is back at an MVP level. If he has no trade value, then extend him. Twins fans remember those MVP years, and won’t stand for a give-away trade.

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