More Trading Possibilities?
Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:09 AM
lets face it Plouffe is not going to get any better, offensively wise at least. Which really makes him a solid player at best and with Sano slowly creeping his way to the majors Plouffe is going to loose his job. Then what? keep him as a bench player? well he would be limited to 3rd and maybe 1st and not the OF like everyone wants him to be, Ryan said that he didn't work out in the OF. So he's limited to positions that are going to be locked down for the future. DH? Parms, Collabello, Arcia, Pinto, Vargas, maybe Morales are taking care of that spot. Best option is to trade Plouffe while he has some value and while hes relatively young.
Its Fien's career year, he's 30 and we have younger and possibly better pitchers coming up through the minors. He could help us get a solid prospect if we can package him up with Suzuki and send them to St. Louis.
We all want to see Guerrier get traded because he was the past and not the part of the future of this team and he's 35. Thanks for the memories Matty, see you some day on a different team.
Duensing like Fien is having a good season and could help us get something with value in return. he's a lefty which helps, he's 31 and we have better relief pitchers coming up. For some reason i feel like he's the least likely to be traded out of all of the 8 players.
I would like to see all of these players traded to get with some valuable prospects.
Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:30 AM
The full list of guys I would dangle would be: Suzuki, Willingham, Morales, Correia, Fien, Duensing, Guerrier, Plouffe, Escobar, and Deduno (for 10 AA or below guys to provide more depth to the system, ranging from overall prospect value of 150-1000). I would hope that 3 or 4 would actually be dealt. The Twins likely scenario is 2.
Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:12 AM
The full list of guys I would dangle would be: Suzuki, Willingham, Morales, Correia, Fien, Duensing, Guerrier, Plouffe, Escobar, and Deduno .
The problem with that is that you assume that Santana and or Nunez or even (God forbid) Florimon will be your every day short stop or get one back in a trade.
That said, this team should have zero untouchables from the list of players on the 25 man roster or the DL. Maybe Hughes, but if you are getting something better, you even trade him.
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Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:22 AM
The key is how much the Twins value their own players vs. what the league thinks they are worth. There may be offers on the table that are objectively reasonable but don't happen because the Twins or the other team don't think it's a fair return.
Guys like Perkins, Dozier, Hughes, Arcia, etc. would probably require the other teams to "overpay" for Ryan to consider letting them go.