06-30-2012, 10:48 AM #41
The Twins need starters far more than they need outfielders.
06-30-2012, 10:54 AM #42
But any of Benson, Parmelee, Doumit, Hicks, Arcia or even Plouffe (if Valencia starts playing well again) could man RF in 2013. The FA market has a few guys you could prob bring in on a cheap enough deal like Tori Hunter, Cody Ross, Andruw Jones or Scott Hariston.
06-30-2012, 11:25 AM #43
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I am in as long as the Twins stay in house or gamble on minor league free agent. Let's go cheap in RF with Parmelee or other. Trade Span and get pitching prospects. Take the Span money saved in RF and overpay a pitcher.
I am not in if it means they sign a decline phase RF to a contract similar to Carroll and Doumit.
06-30-2012, 12:36 PM #44
Spans biggest negative for me is his lack of SB speed....which he really never had if you look back.
I am extremely happy with his 25 XBH this yr (2nd on club to Josh W)....10th in Lg in doubles w/20. On pace for over 50 & that is excellent.
His CF defensive metrics are also outstanding.....with a modest 350 INN to qualify, he's 2nd in majors & first in AL in UZR w/5.4, range w/4.2 & runs saved w/10 (all 2nd to Michael Bourne).....for those that follow defense.
Add in his contract, & he should yield a VERY good deal soon.
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06-30-2012, 01:46 PM #47
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In my opinion, Span could become a base stealer over time if he was traded to a more aggressive organization such as the Brewers or Angels.
06-30-2012, 02:03 PM #48
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one thing that crimps a trade with the nationals was that they dealt a bunch of prospects to get gio gonzalez, including peacock and cole, who'd likely be at the front of any group of prospects we'd be asking for.
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