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#1 BSP

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 12:49 PM

Looks like we got Stephen Pryor.
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#2 Dman

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 12:53 PM

Yeah I don't know a lot about Pryor but this looks like a salary dump to me. Not surprisingly probably not much of a market for Morales.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 12:57 PM

Not really a prospect but I guess Morales wasn't really hitting that much for us (yet), I guess getting a player in a trade for a free agent isn't the worst thing ever...

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 12:58 PM

An injured pitcher like Pryor with terrible control probably doesn't have people clamoring for his services. I just kind of shrug at this move. I'm glad they paid a couple million to see what happens and I'm fine they don't have to pay off the rest of his contract.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 12:59 PM

Not gonna get much for a DH OPSing under .600.

Glad the Twins took a shot on Morales, not terribly surprised the return isn't exciting.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 12:59 PM

Morales really didn't seem to like Seattle much. I am surprised he went back there.

Also I wonder if this means we are about to really lower the cost of our bullpen as we already have several candidates and Deunsing and Swarzak as arbitration eligible.

Edited by Brandon, 24 July 2014 - 01:02 PM.


#7 teekz

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:00 PM

The crazy thing is that they called up Jorge Polanco to take Morales' place on the 25 man.

#8 Kirby_waved_at_me

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:00 PM

http://www.mlbtrader...ys-morales.html

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:02 PM

The crazy thing is that they called up Jorge Polanco to take Morales' place on the 25 man.


I think they figure they already burned one of Polanco's option years when they called him up earlier.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:04 PM

Polanco should return to AA when Mauer comes back.

Edited by DJL44, 24 July 2014 - 01:14 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:06 PM

They bring up Polanco so they have another center fielder?

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:06 PM

Oh, does Pryor take up a 40 Man spot?

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

The crazy thing is that they called up Jorge Polanco to take Morales' place on the 25 man.


Is this true?

#14 teekz

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

They bring up Polanco so they have another center fielder?


Well, they already played three other SS there this year...

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:08 PM

They bring up Polanco so they have another center fielder?


Isn't it for another "outfielder" so they can move Parms to 1B until Mauer is back.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:09 PM

Goodness...

The crazy thing is that they called up Jorge Polanco to take Morales' place on the 25 man.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:10 PM

I think they figure they already burned one of Polanco's option years when they called him up earlier.


They actually "burned it" back in spring training -- players on the 40-man have to be optioned to the minors at that point if they don't make the MLB roster (if they have option years remaining, of course). No real transactional cost to freely recall those players after that (i.e. Polanco, Johnson, Darnell, etc.).

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:11 PM

Oh, does Pryor take up a 40 Man spot?


Yup. He was on Seattle's 40-man.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:11 PM

I really didn't think the return would be great but we have a slough of guys like that in the organization already. I was thinking maybe a catcher, ss, or OF.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:13 PM

Isn't it for another "outfielder" so they can move Parms to 1B until Mauer is back.


You can never have enough infielders playing in the outfield!!

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