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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:23 PM
Waiting around to march in a parade, i see a lack of game thread... So for old time's sake: Things to think about. 1. Winning. Don't alwa...

Article: What To Do With Logan Forsythe?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:21 PM
On July 31, the Twins traded popular second baseman Brian Dozier to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a deal that had been in the works for roug...

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Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:32 PM
It was a very busy Saturday. The Vikings played. The Twins honored Jack Morris pre-game and played the Tigers. All six Twins stateside af...

Kohl Stewart: An idea very few will like

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:31 PM
I felt bad for the kid. His major league career just hasn't started very well and it sure looked like a severe case of nerves. ...

Gonsalves Gets the Call

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:18 PM
He will be taking Erv's spot in the rotation and starting on Monday. Good luck!

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Eduardo Escobar only Willing to be Traded to Cities with a Fogo de Chão

Posted by Respy , 05 July 2018 · 1,695 views

Eduardo Escobar only Willing to be Traded to Cities with a Fogo de Chão (Entry photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Fogo de Chão, a Brazilian steakhouse with all-you-can-eat tableside-carved meats, was attributed by Eduardo Escobar before this season as a big reason for his success in 2017, according to an interview by the Star Tribune.

Reportedly, Eduardo Escobar is unwilling to be traded to any team whose home ballpark is not located near a Fogo de Chão. Namely, of the teams still in playoff contention this year, this will entirely rule out St. Louis (Cardinals), Cleveland (Indians), and Milwaukee (Brewers). It will likely also rule out the Los Angeles Angels, whose stadium is in Anaheim, 2 hours away from the nearest Fogo de Chão.

We reached out to Escobar, and he stated “Hey man, I really like Fogo de Chão. No Fogo de Chão would be no bueno. Big meat equals big hits.”

Of all the divisions in baseball, only the NL West has Fogo de Chão locations in every city, meaning likely suitors for Escobar could be the Dodgers, Diamondbacks, or Giants (who have a 90%, 45%, and 12% chance of reaching the playoffs in 2018, respectively, according to Fangraphs as of July 5th).

On the year, Escobar, a utility infielder who has mostly played third base this year, is hitting .277 (.867 OPS) with 13 homeruns and 50 RBI. Eduardo Escobar will be a Free Agent at the end of the 2018 season, after earning $4.85M this season with the struggling Minnesota Twins.

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