Yes, 100% I'd deal him for the guys John said. Yes, 100%. One pitcher is enough, frankly.
I like Hanson but he has horrible mechanics and has lost close to 4 MPH from his fastball in the last 2 years. I think he's worth the gamble but there's a lot of risk there. Braves fans are worried about him being the next Jurrjens. I'd prefer Teheran over Delgado because of the higher ceiling but I would take either one as the other pitcher.
To replace Willingham's power you can sign Jonny Gomes .262/.377/.491 this past season in Oakland. He has severe splits but you can have Gomes, Parmelee, Morneau and Doumit for 1B/LF/DH/Bench bat. Move Revere to CF and sign a 1 year RF: Melky Cabrera or Grady Sizemore, Nate McLouth, Nate Schierholtz platooned with Mastroianni.
Good core of young pitchers: Teheran, Gibson, Diamond, Hanson, Hendriks
It's worth noting on similar threads. It might pay when there is a thread involving another team that we reach out to any fans/writers of that team with a link to give their thoughts.
Ummm.. who wouldn't be interested in Willingham at this point. High production that comes cheap over the next 2 years.
I think that the Twins should buy low and sell high:
see if they can pry Delgado and one of Andrelton Simmons or Tyler Pastornicky (the latter probably more likely at this point), even if they have to throw someone like Carroll or one of the AAAA middle infielders they have. They got to think intermediate term at this point (2014-2015)
Now's the time to move Willingham, not sure why the Braves would want to give away what's being suggested here but if's even close, TR should do it.
If they want a CF, we have one of those too.
I'm honestly not a huge fan of the two major Braves beat writers, O'Brien with the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Mark Bowden through mlb.com. DOB tends to be way too much sunshine and abhorrence for statistics. Bowden is anti-everything. I'd prefer a more fair and balanced view on the team.
Link to an article mostly about Hanson.
Just for fun, read the comments to this thread from the Braves fan perspective. If Twins fans and Braves fans were allowed to make trades for the teams...
"The Twins are looking for a RH replacement bat in return."
I'm torn on this:
1. Selling high
2. He's getting old
3. He has an injury history
4. He's a defensive liability (not in the D-Young class, but not great)
1. He was healthy last year
2. When he's healthy, the man can hit
3. I don't trust TR to get value on a straight challenge trade
4. Why trade a RH bat who came here voluntarily for a RH bat that didn't?
5. Is Atlanta still a hitter's park? I know Target Field evened out somewhat last year. I'd be concerned about overrating their hitters vs. ours because of park factors.
I'd rather get a pitcher, unless the Braves surprise us with the offer.
Yes to Medlan, Minor, or Hanson. Yes, to Delgado if they included another pitcher prospect like Gilmartin or Graham. I think Ryan's just leveraging Span more by demanding a RH bat in return so, since the Braves can't provide it they'll have to settle on Span. This is a deal that needs to get done though, even if we do trade Willingham. What about signing Cody Ross to replace Willingham?
Here's the tweet, Parker misrepresents the part about needing a RH bat in return a bit.