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  1. 20 Twins Trades: Goodbye JJ Hardy

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed! I also wrote about that Francisco Liriano trade from a million years ago, if you want to read about it.

    After the 2009 season, the Twins decided to make a smart move and deal from outfield depth to address a position that had been a weakness on the team for the better part of 20 years. Just one year later, the Twins decided, "meh, shortstops are for dorks" and traded that same player away for a couple of relievers. Buckle ...

    Updated 08-30-2013 at 03:13 PM by Brad Swanson

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  2. 20 Twins Trades: Ramos for a Proven Closer

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed! If you want to read about the Carlos Gomez/JJ Hardy trade, just click here.

    Ok, let's all just try to be cool here.

    The Trade: BREAKDOWN!

    The Minnesota Twins traded Wilson Ramos, Joe Testa and cash to the Washington Nationals for Matt Capps.

    I'm not sure Twins fans remember this, but Capps was really good in 2010. He took over as closer and fired off 27 innings of 2 ERA. He saved 16 games down ...
  3. 20 Twins Trades: Goodbye Johan

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed! I also wrote about the Carl Pavano mustache trade earlier this week. You can read it here.

    Ok, I'm going to need a second. It's just... it's hard to talk about this one. I mean... it's Johan. He was my favorite... PLAYER! BLAHAWAAWA! I'm sorry. I'm sorry! I can't do it! I'M JUST SO UPSET. I MEAN, HE'S JOHAN SANTANA, WHY DID THE TWINS HAVE TO TRADE HIM AWAY?!? ...

    YOU'RE CRYING! ...

    NO! JUST LEAVE ...
  4. 20 Twins Trades: Garza and Bartlett for Delmon Young

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed! I also wrote about the J.C. Romero trade this week. Yep, that famous trade. If you ever wondered how much I despise Romero, it won't take you long to figure it out.

    ​It's hard to imagine a scenario where the Twins would trade a promising young starting pitcher for a young stud hitter. However, back in 2007, that very scenario played out. While the trade did not work out for the Twins, the idea may not have been completely off-base. ...
  5. 20 Twins Trades: Welcome to Punto Country!

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed! I also wrote about the two Luis Castillo trades this week. It's a bit long, but there were two trades, SO GIVE ME A BREAK. Here it is, enjoy.

    There was blood in the water. A.J. Pierzynski was still warm. The Twins had just turned one soon-to-be-expensive player into three shiny new parts, each carrying a much smaller price tag. The Twins were carrying a seven-figure pitcher who was going to get even more expensive. Why not swap him ...
  6. 20 Twins Trades: Scott Erickson for dreck

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    I also wrote about the two Rick Aguilera trades on Tuesday, you can read them here.

    Just one day after trading away Rick Aguilera, one of the more popular players on the Twins team, General Manager Terry Ryan's bloodlust was cresting and he was hungry for another trade. Who would be his next victim?

    The Trade: BREAKDOWN!

    The Minnesota Twins traded Scott Erickson to the Baltimore Orioles for Scott Klingenbeck ...

    Updated 07-03-2013 at 11:59 AM by Brad Swanson

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  7. 20 Twins Trades: Viola for the broken heart of a seven-year-old

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    Back in 1989, the Twins ripped my tiny heart out and traded my favorite person from New York for a bunch of crap that I didn't care about. Let's investigate why they would devastate a child in such a manner.

    I also recapped the Tom Brunansky for Tom Herr trade on Thursday. If you want to, you can read it here.

    The Trade: BREAKDOWN!

    On July 31, 1989, the Minnesota Twins traded the truly beautiful ...

    Updated 06-28-2013 at 11:19 AM by Brad Swanson

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