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Mariano Rivera Torn ACL - Twins Trade Opportunity?
15 replies to this topic
Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:29 AM
With the torn ACL injury suffered by the Yankees Mariano Rivera last night while shagging fly balls during warmups in KC, the Yankees might be looking for some bullpen bolstering. I'm assuming the capable David Robertson goes to the end spot but that New York might be interested in a 7th or 8th inning option. Do you think Matt Capps would be appealing to them in trade for a mid-level prospect in return?
Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:55 AM
The Yankees also have Rafael Soriano . . . I would agree that Perkins would be the only attractive option to New York (or possibly a guy like Slama). But maybe the Miami Marlins would take Matt Capps? A little insurance for the awful start from their closer Heath Bell? It's a bit too early for teams to be looking to trade anyone, though. Things might heat up after the June draft.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:46 AM
Sounds great for the Twins, but the Yankees know that Capps would get destroyed with that short porch at Yankee Stadium.
I would think the Yanks would put more value on a pitchers ability to get outs, as oppossed to 'getting after it' and 'battling his tail off'.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:11 AM
I would be shocked if the Twins start trading off anyone at this point. They may be sellers, but to start trading pieces away 24 games into the season is a loud message to the fans for the next 4 1/2 months that this team isn't going to be competitive. They may not be competitive anyway, but it's still about having the illusion that they could be. Maybe a month from now, if they haven't picked up any steam, I could see Capps or someone being dealt, but right now no chance.... in my opinion.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:25 AM
The Yankees are not so desperate to trade for a true middle reliever and make him Mariano Rivera's successor.
If there was such a transaction, I would think they'd be moving some of their current relievers around and Capps would slot in somewhere other than closer. And of course that's a big if at the start of that first sentence.