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    Brown: Rangers are talking to Twins about Burton

    According to Yahoo!Sports' Tim Brown, the Rangers are inquiring about Twins reliever Jared Burton.

    While I like the idea of keeping Burton around, particularly because he is cheap and has been very good, if you are able to turn him into a future starting position player, you have to make that deal.

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    Goll, you're quick Parker!!

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    I like Burton, and I think he's valuable, but if the Rangers are offering something good for him, then I say ship him out.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    To flips a scrap heap minor league signing into a legit prospect would be awesome work by the Twins.

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    maybe the Rangers will accidentally send Mike Olt and Profar.. Burton is expendable, anything they can flip him for will be good.

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    Burton for De Los Santos.

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    What kind of prospect could the Twins expect in return?

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    Yeah, Burton's been great but he's found money. If the Rangers overpay let's do it! There's not a member of the bullpen I wouldn't move for a good deal. Talk Perkins and Burnett too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PMKI View Post
    What kind of prospect could the Twins expect in return?
    Way to tough to give an answer to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PMKI View Post
    What kind of prospect could the Twins expect in return?
    Wilson Ramos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    Burton for De Los Santos.
    Young and a long way away but his future sure looks better than what Burton offers.

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    I think there are enough relievers at AAA that thee loss of Burton wouldn't cause too much strain on the system. He has been pitching very well this year, I hope the Twins can get something good for him.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PMKI View Post
    What kind of prospect could the Twins expect in return?
    Tough to guess. The Rangers have a pretty pitching rich system and Burton's been a pretty good reliever. Maybe they could get someone in the 10-15 B-/C+ range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnarthor View Post
    Tough to guess. The Rangers have a pretty pitching rich system and Burton's been a pretty good reliever. Maybe they could get someone in the 10-15 B-/C+ range?
    I would probably be happy with a return in that range.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Cards acquire Mujica for Zack Cox. Cox is a notable prospect and Mujica like Burton has had injuries in the past. Twins definitely should trade there relievers while the market is hot..

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    The Marlins received Zack Cox for RP Edward Mujica.

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    Let's not get too crazy on this...keep your expectations low on what we might get. He has been a solid reliever and would be a nice addition for Texas, but its not like he is going to be the primary set-up man or close games for the Rangers. I think C-C+ sounds about right to me.

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    Burton going to the Rangers?

    According to MLBTR, the Twins and Rangers have been discussing a trade involving Jared Burton. I have to say that I don't like the sound of this, because the last time the Rangers picked up a former Twin, they got the good side of the deal (signing Nathan this offseason is what I is talking about.)

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