Recap: proposed changes, 25 man roster and payroll for 2009.

To recap & summarize the previous posts, here are the proposed off-season changes and their cost to the Twins:

  • Glenn Perkins, Brian Buscher and a prospect to the Cardinals for Troy Glaus ($12M)

  • Boof Bonser and Trevor Plouffe to the Padres for Khalil Greene ($6.5M)

  • Alexi Casilla, Brian Duensing, Phillip Humber and Sergio Santos to the Marlins for Dan Uggla ($5M)

  • Sign Pedro Martinez ($6M)

total cost: $29 M, which will bring the Twins' 2009 payroll to $76 Million, or $4.5 million more than their 2007 payroll.

Thus, the Twins projected 25-man roster would be:

lineup (and batting order):

LF Span
RF Young
C Mauer
3B Glaus
1B Morneau
2B Uggla
DH Kubel
SS Greene
CF Gomez


C Redmond
IF Harris
IF Tolbert/Tolleson
OF/DH/1B Cuddyer


SP Liriano
SP Slowey
SP Baker
SP Martinez
SP Blackburn


Joe Nathan RH
Pat Neshek RH
Jose Mijares LH
Craig Breslow LH
Jesse Crain RH
Robert Deleaney RH (or Korecky/Swarzak/Mulvey)
Matt Guerrier RH

Next posts: a. How many wins will this team get and b. changes in the minors & organization

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