12-08-2012, 01:41 PM #21
Any trade of Mauer would require Bogaerts, Lawvarney & Bucholz or Lester, plus a hard throwing lower level arm as well. Maybe we throw in a scrap or two of chum from the minors, but I wouldn't be happy with any lesser return than that.
12-08-2012, 04:52 PM #22
I'm trying to figure out why most of you would want established guys back.. Anyone trading for Mauer is doing so b/c they are trying to win now. I'd empty their farm system for him. I could see a catcher swap as part of the deal just so the Twins have someone to start at C, but there's no way I'd trade Mauer without getting at least 3 blue chip prospects that can slot into that 2014/15 timeframe... that's the only way this fan could stomach it, and as it is, the casual fans aren't going to like it one bit.
12-08-2012, 05:07 PM #23
12-08-2012, 05:18 PM #24
Obviously I don't want to trade Mauer, I would have to name my dog something else then.