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    Passan: Twins and Braves close on Doumit deal

    According to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan, the Twins and Braves are finalizing a deal that involves catcher/outfielder Ryan Doumit.

    Ken Rosenthal reports the Twins acquire LHP Sean Gilmartin in exchange for Doumit. Gilmartin is a 23-year-old lefty whom Baseball Prospectus wrote this in the 2013 Annual:

    The Braves’ first-round pick in 2011, Gilmartin reached Triple-A in his first full professional season. There’s reason to believe he could reach Atlanta in his second. Gilmartin throws strikes and attacks batters with a three-pitch mix. His changeup is the best offering of the bunch, and grades out as an above-average offering. The fastball is nothing special from a velocity standpoint—often sitting in the high-80s—but Gilmartin can put it where he wants and cut it when he wants. His outlook varies from mid- to back-end starter, depending on how sold you are on his ability to overcome his so-so stuff.

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    Braves close to acquiring Doumit

    this was just posted on mlbtraderumors.com lets discuss. who are they gonna get?

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    Sean Gilmartin's toe jam? Anything more would be an overpay from the Braves' angle. I would not understand this acquisition at all from the Braves side.
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    Does this mean that the Twins are close to acquiring another catcher???

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggentleben View Post
    Sean Gilmartin's toe jam? Anything more would be an overpay from the Braves' angle. I would not understand this acquisition at all from the Braves side.
    Payment for the nice Target Field hospitality they've enjoyed the last few days as they tour new ballparks? (J/K)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    Does this mean that the Twins are close to acquiring another catcher???
    I'm not sure who they'd acquire from the Braves, catching-wise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biggentleben View Post
    I'm not sure who they'd acquire from the Braves, catching-wise.
    Sorry, I was thinking more along the lines of signing Suzuki or Buck. (I didn't make that clear).

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    Was joking about Gilmartin, but his toe jam may be more valuable than Gilmartin himself. This isn't good for either team.
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    Fascinating. Truly. No idea if this guy is any good, but still a good trade, imo. He was part of a group of bad fielders/mediocre hitters that could "play DH" but not much else, imo.
    Lighten up Francis....

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    Wow, I'm not a big Gilmartin fan but plenty of others have been. I was all for moving Doumit simply to clear up the RF/1B/DH mess that is starting to be bothersome, I was never expecting a legit return.

    I wonder if this was in the works when the Twins resigned Kubel. It would make a little more sense. If so, I wonder if the Twins reported interest in a fourth free agent pitcher and Mark Reynolds is a preview of possible Worley/Diamond/Gibson/Correia and Plouffe trades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biggentleben View Post
    Was joking about Gilmartin, but his toe jam may be more valuable than Gilmartin himself. This isn't good for either team.
    Sure it is. The Twins lose a guy that does nothing for them, and free up money.
    Lighten up Francis....

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    Got more out of the trade than I thought we would. Kubel's decision to come here on the minor league deal makes more sense now too. If he does anything in spring, he'll likely be the starting DH opening day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    Wow, I'm not a big Gilmartin fan but plenty of others have been. I was all for moving Doumit simply to clear up the RF/1B/DH mess that is starting to be bothersome, I was never expecting a legit return.
    And you didn't get one. You got a better ex-Brave when you acquired Scott Diamond.
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    Wow. I wonder if the Twins kicked in cash. If not (even if they did), this is a coup for trader terry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
    Sure it is. The Twins lose a guy that does nothing for them, and free up money.
    Depends. Dave O'Brien, the Braves beat writer, responded to someone asking about money involved, and he said there is some, but it's not clear yet.
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    While Gilmarten isn't the hot prospect he once was this is a freaking great return for Doumit. Ibarra for Butera now Gilmarten for Doumit. TR's track record in nabbing prospects for mediocre vets is top notch.
    Last edited by Trevor0333; 12-18-2013 at 02:07 PM.

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    Looks like a poor man's version of Scott Diamond. The positive is we got rid of a salary and a freed up a space for someone who might be part of the future.

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    Nice buy low, struggled with command and injuries this past year. Good get for a guy that is kind of redundant as a DH/bad defensive OF and not a part of the future. Would've liked to see him stick as our backup this year but really not concerned with that position on a likely non-contender.

    He was the Brave #5 prospect and a guy who dang near made it to the majors his first year in pro ball. He spent last year in AAA and had a bad year. I like the buy low move here.

    Let's go get

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    An AAAA pitcher, roster spot, and $3.5M off the books. Solid trade.

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    I'm not sure you guys have a grip on how bad Gilmartin has become. Think Alex Wimmers from the left side.
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