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  • The Revere trade -- by a wide margin

    14 25.93%
  • The Revere trade

    24 44.44%
  • About the same

    12 22.22%
  • The Span trade

    3 5.56%
  • The Span trade, by a wide margin

    1 1.85%
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Thread: Which trade was the better deal for the Twins?

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    Senior Member All-Star Badsmerf's Avatar
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    I vote about the same. Yes, Revere brought back more quantity, but Span brought back a potential ace. I value elite players more than several average players. My opinion on pitching is that a front-line ace is an extremely important player on any team, thus, I value Meyersie more than the animal and Mays. Considering how the CF market is right now, the Twins did the right thing in trading from a strength. One thing everyone must remember, is that Revere is young and will still get better; while Span is in the pinnacle of his career. Both players drastically improve the respective teams, which could meet in the NLCS next season.
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    The Revere trade is a clear winner. A bona fide major league starting pitcher (Worley) would have been a very good trade for Revere. But to recieve a second pitcher who rates as a decent set-up guy in 1.5 to 2 years as a floor, with potential for growth to a closer, and reasonable possibility as a decent starter make for quite a haul. I'm guessing May is a younger, LH, Perkins. Span is a proven major league CF with 3 rather affordable years on his contract--so a lot more value than Revere. Myers is an enigma, same possibilities as May but is has potential to be a front-of-the-rotation guy. What we posters are lacking is the character issue of these three new Twins. It's just too early to ascertain what's on the inside of these guys--whereas, there weren't any character flaws exposed by either Span or Revere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwak View Post
    The Revere trade is a clear winner. A bona fide major league starting pitcher (Worley) would have been a very good trade for Revere. But to recieve a second pitcher who rates as a decent set-up guy in 1.5 to 2 years as a floor, with potential for growth to a closer, and reasonable possibility as a decent starter make for quite a haul. I'm guessing May is a younger, LH, Perkins. Span is a proven major league CF with 3 rather affordable years on his contract--so a lot more value than Revere. Myers is an enigma, same possibilities as May but is has potential to be a front-of-the-rotation guy. What we posters are lacking is the character issue of these three new Twins. It's just too early to ascertain what's on the inside of these guys--whereas, there weren't any character flaws exposed by either Span or Revere.
    Can you imagine a future rotation that had both Brett Myers and Alex Meyer? I admit to already mistakenly adding or subtracting the "s" where appropriate. Gardy will be sure mangle their names and give the media the wrong information on which pitcher is actually pitching, in what role, and when. How does he decide on their nicknames? Oh, the potential enigmas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwak View Post
    The Revere trade is a clear winner. A bona fide major league starting pitcher (Worley) would have been a very good trade for Revere. But to recieve a second pitcher who rates as a decent set-up guy in 1.5 to 2 years as a floor, with potential for growth to a closer, and reasonable possibility as a decent starter make for quite a haul. I'm guessing May is a younger, LH, Perkins. Span is a proven major league CF with 3 rather affordable years on his contract--so a lot more value than Revere. Myers is an enigma, same possibilities as May but is has potential to be a front-of-the-rotation guy. What we posters are lacking is the character issue of these three new Twins. It's just too early to ascertain what's on the inside of these guys--whereas, there weren't any character flaws exposed by either Span or Revere.
    I'm not sure you can call either trade a "clear winner" just yet. It will take time to judge that. Worley could blow out his arm tomorrow and May could never make it, while Meyer turns into that ace...who knows. I agree that Revere brought back more quantity, which is good. Span brought back a better ceiling. I honestly didn't think Revere would get one decent pitcher, much less two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    I just love this site. Whenever I have a question, the quality of the responses is amazing. I just want to mention how much I appreciate everyone here. You are incredible fans and your insights make life so much richer.
    If only the discussion of pitching or of management could have the same rationality

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