07-04-2012, 12:17 PM #1
Trading Span to a NON contender
Was at the Mariners game last night and it struck me that they might be the perfect partner for the Twins when it comes to trading Span.
Obviously the Mariners are out of the race at this point, but it doesn't mean they aren't aggresively looking for long term bats.
They have an abundance of pitching in the majors and minors, but have one of the worst offenses I have seen in quite some time. They have been linked to aggresively pursuing Billy Butler lately but the price the Royals want is rather high, what are the odds we can match up with a team like Seattle for a trade?
07-04-2012, 12:19 PM #2
07-04-2012, 12:40 PM #3
Regardless of the Mariners particular case, perhaps opening the field of candidates up might not be a bad idea given the friendliness of Span's contract in the future. Teams like the Padres, Brewers, and Athletics might be interested in becoming relevant again soon.
07-04-2012, 12:50 PM #4
teams out of the race will be involved in trades come the offseason.
Trading to a team like SEA is not doin your organization justice in finding the best deal.
07-04-2012, 01:08 PM #5
We can always keep him and acquire our position of need (pitching) through FA, but many times it is much less expensive to move a valuable piece (span) at a time of heightened value. Span has considerably more value to a team as they head into a playoff run rather than he ever wood during an off season trade.
07-04-2012, 02:11 PM #6
The Mariners need bats, Span provides that. Though this all assumes Ichiro is gone after this year (which he should be).
The idea that only teams desperate at the deadline will give up solid value is a myth to. Look no further than the off-season trades of Young/Garza and Pineda/Montero.
Maybe they don't get something done by the deadline this year, but they should definitely be reaching out to teams like the Mariners when/if the time is right.
07-04-2012, 02:38 PM #7
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07-04-2012, 04:50 PM #9
Last I checked that is terrible.
The funny thing is you were the one dismissing Span's value in another thread, while now pimping Guiterrez.
Gutierrez is obviously better defensively, but Span is still one of the better defensive CF in the game currently.
07-04-2012, 04:51 PM #10
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07-04-2012, 05:37 PM #12
07-04-2012, 05:53 PM #13
Top 20 pitcher is really the question. To me, outside of that possibility or perhaps a good established major league pitcher right now and a lower prospect, I don't really even think about trading Span.
07-06-2012, 01:54 PM #14
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07-06-2012, 02:20 PM #15
The reason that I would say the Twins would be able to trade with the Mariners is that they have been said, at least on MLBTR, to be interested in dealing some of their SP talent, but not King Felix, that is currently up in the Majors for a bat. Why not Span or Willingham, even though I think that the Twins should hold on to Hammer for the time being.
07-07-2012, 12:41 PM #16
And I do not see a preseason top 50 guy available for Span. That's where the whole Zach Wheeler for Beltran argument came in. Wheeler was not a top 50 guy going into 2011. I'm not sure that there's a top 50 guy for Span out there. I don't doubt a top 100 guy, but drawing any line in the sand at top 50 is going to guarantee Span is a Twin.
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