Article: Trading Season Opens: Prepare For Disappointment
Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:10 AM
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Posted 15 July 2012 - 01:27 PM
People seem to forget that Matt Capps actually has an option for 2013 of $6M (with a 250K buyout), so his tradability is more than a 3 month buy. If he is used as a closer or an 8th inning setup guy, $6M is a very reasonable salary for 2013.
I beg to disagree... check how much the Twins are paying Burton now and how much they paid to extend Perkins. $6 for Capps is way too much. If he were a lights out type of closer, that would had been a better story...
Back to the original post. Great job JC. Good stuff. But the bottom line is: if TR does not bring new players to make this team competitive, he should be gone for failure to perform his job.
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Posted 15 July 2012 - 01:54 PM
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Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:47 PM
No team is going to give up anything promising for Blackburn and the rights to pay 5.5 mil next year.
I would trade Capps back to the Nationals for Ramos and his torn up knee. Capps is a nice guy, but he still seems to lack a serious repertoire of effective pitches, and if his off-speed stuff is missing, he resorts to the world's most hittable 93mph BP fastball.
Blackburn used to be one of my favorites, but now he seems held together by athletic tape. I'd trade him for a promising youngster in A ball.
Liriano is exactly at his peak trade value, right this moment. A contending team could use him as a 3rd or 4th starter and possibly pile up some wins. Agreed that he could go to a big budget club and use the second half as tryout for a big contract next year.
Span is a prototypical Twins outfielder, developed slowly and deliberately to maximize his potential. He's a solid major league player, and should command top price. His greatest value would be on a team like the Yankees, where he could play right field with Granderson in center. That pair would prevent a lot of balls from landing, and they'd score a ton of runs at the top of the lineup.
Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:08 AM
Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:07 AM
Ya trading isn't so easy everyone wants something for nottin and will be hard to deal with. Try it some time!
Amen to that. Twins have very little of value after Span and Willingham (maybe Revere). I wont be disappointed with Twins trades over the next 45 days--I dont expect anything ofvalue coming in.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:21 AM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:36 AM
Good article JC!
If I were an opposing GM, I would start the conversation with Terry Ryan with, "You guys have the worst starting rotation in baseball. Why do you want to trade your best starting pitcher? What's wrong with him?".
TR response: "We're just not confident that we can sign him to a long-term deal - we think he would be happier with a different organization." Problem solved.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:53 PM
And yes, it appears that JC and others were right in thinking that Frankie should have been traded immediately after his 15K performance.
Even during his good streak teams were still thinking of him as a reliever suggesting that his value was never very high.
Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:42 AM