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    Joe Crede is a Twin

    Crede agrees to deal with Twins -- chicagotribune.com

    I don't know if the Metrodome will be a good fit for him, but he's still a good guy.



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    Re: Joe Crede is a Twin

    I like it. Hopefully he can get/stay healthy.



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    Re: Joe Crede is a Twin

    What does this mean for Ron Coomer?



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    Re: Joe Crede is a Twin

    Crede is a .219 career hitter at the Metrodome.



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    Re: Joe Crede is a Twin

    Does this mean that Fields is going to get the 3rd base job? He was the hot prospect at that position wasn't he?



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    Re: Joe Crede is a Twin

    Great news for the Twins I think. Good platoon with Buscher to give Crede a break from the turf when needed. Wonder what they will do with Harris? Third is his best position. Maybe he will do short ahead of Punto?

    Anyway, this is good news if true.



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    Re: Joe Crede is a Twin

    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    Does this mean that Fields is going to get the 3rd base job? He was the hot prospect at that position wasn't he?
    Him, Viciedo, or (shudder) Betemit. Fields did have 23 HR in 100 games as a rookie, so he's got 40 HR potential. He might have 200 K potential too.



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    Re: Joe Crede is a Twin

    I approve, always kinda didn't like Crede. Now i do. (:



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    Re: Joe Crede is a Twin

    Good pick up to help the Twins solidify what has been a problem position for years.

    Even better would be if they can close the pending deal for Juan Cruz without creating another hole in the roster. With Neshek not available again, upgrading the setup spot could easily mean another 5 or more games in the win column.

    Even a 80% healthy Crede is an improvement defensively over the current options. The Twins will have him concentrate on producing quality at bats rather than swinging for the fences. Let the home runs come when they will. It will be interesting to see where they slot him. I can see Gardy using him anywhere from 4 through 7. His biggest contribution might be helping Morneau get better pitches.



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    Re: Joe Crede is a Twin

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Good pick up to help the Twins solidify what has been a problem position for years.

    Even better would be if they can close the pending deal for Juan Cruz without creating another hole in the roster. With Neshek not available again, upgrading the setup spot could easily mean another 5 or more games in the win column.

    Even a 80% healthy Crede is an improvement defensively over the current options. The Twins will have him concentrate on producing quality at bats rather than swinging for the fences. Let the home runs come when they will. It will be interesting to see where they slot him. I can see Gardy using him anywhere from 4 through 7. His biggest contribution might be helping Morneau get better pitches.
    I'd have a real tough time giving up Type A compensation for Juan Freaking Cruz.



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    Re: Joe Crede is a Twin

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    I'd have a real tough time giving up Type A compensation for Juan Freaking Cruz.
    That's also not acceptable to the Twins with the premium that they put on draft picks. They are proposing a deal that takes advantage of the recent clarification that allows a sign and trade deal for a FA. It comes down to how much the D-backs demand for letting him go now compared to getting nothing for him in June.

    If the Twins would have had Cruz's power arm available last year, they would have been playing the Rays in October.



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    Re: Joe Crede is a Twin

    Crede is gonna look wierd in a twins uniform. I think the sox really screwed up when they let Rowand go......hopefully this release will turn out just as bad. At least from the twins perspective.



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    Re: Joe Crede is a Twin

    Quote Originally Posted by Ficklone02 View Post
    Crede is gonna look wierd in a twins uniform. I think the sox really screwed up when they let Rowand go......hopefully this release will turn out just as bad. At least from the twins perspective.
    Anderson had the potential to be much better than Rowand. He still might. He's got a better glove and a better power bat. Just lags as far as average. He even runs face first into walls.



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    Re: Joe Crede is a Twin

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    That's also not acceptable to the Twins with the premium that they put on draft picks. They are proposing a deal that takes advantage of the recent clarification that allows a sign and trade deal for a FA. It comes down to how much the D-backs demand for letting him go now compared to getting nothing for him in June.

    If the Twins would have had Cruz's power arm available last year, they would have been playing the Rays in October.
    Man.....I don't know about Cruz. I like that lefty we brought up late in the season to supplement the bullpen. I think we definitely would have been in postseason with Pat in the bp all year.



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    Re: Joe Crede is a Twin

    Quote Originally Posted by Ficklone02 View Post
    Man.....I don't know about Cruz. I like that lefty we brought up late in the season to supplement the bullpen. I think we definitely would have been in postseason with Pat in the bp all year.
    Yeah, but what if we had Contreras and TCQ healthy all year? Or Crede for that matter?



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