06-19-2012, 09:16 AM #21
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06-19-2012, 04:54 PM #22
Is there going to be a better right-handed bat available at the trade deadline than Willingham? Quentin is the name I keep hearing, but if you include his contract and health, I'd choose Willingham. Especially if I was a mid-market team like the Pirates.
06-19-2012, 06:19 PM #23
Moreover, when have the Twins (or any team) ever traded a guy during the first year of a three-year deal when he was performing well? I can't think of any precedent for it.
06-19-2012, 07:06 PM #24
Willingham should probably be shopped but I don't think teams will be falling over themselves to give up much for him nor do I think the Twins are that keen on trading him (and I can't blame them).
06-19-2012, 08:34 PM #25
As for the 2nd part, I can't remember it either. I also can't rmember that many guys with 3 year deals period, and I can't remember any who were this valuable and where the team was clearly rebuilding. I'm not saying the Twins are in any hurry to move him. But unless they thing they're going to be competetive in the next couple years (and I think even they would tell you that's a longshot), he's not untouchable.
06-19-2012, 09:49 PM #26
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I agree with John, i think its a bit flawed to think Willingham is much less likely to get traded this year than say any of the next 2 years at the Trade deadline.
Willingham simply put, this year should amount to getting one of the following:
1. B+ / A- prospect
2. 2 B / B- prospectsTop Twins prospects ? 1.Byron Buxton (OF-A+)
2.Miguel Sano (3B-AA) 3.Alex Meyer (SP-AA) 4. Kohl Stewart (SP-RK) 5. Nick Gordon (SS-RK) 6. J.O. Berrios (P-A) 7. Josmil Pinto (C-AAA) 8. Eddie Rosario (2B-AA) 9. L. Thorpe (SP-RK) 10. Travis Harrison (3B-A) 11.Kennys Vargas (1B-A+) 12. Trevor May (SP-AA) 13. Jorge Polanco (2B-A) 14. Max Kepler (OF-A) 15. Miguel Sulbaran (SP-A) Just Missed:P Zach Jones, SS Aderlin Mejia, P Stephen Gonsalves, C Stuart Turner.