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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.


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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?

May all our prospects be All Stars and the beer be free.


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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?

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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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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:13 PM

I'm glad they traded him instead of "signing him longterm"
The return isn't much but the Twins have had some decent success at building bullpen arms, and he does throw 96....which is nice. Maybe Anderson can turn him into a useful piece for us moving forward.
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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:14 PM

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


They burned his option year when he was added to the roster to keep him out of the Rule 5 draft.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:14 PM

One curious point: Seattle apparently doesn't make their college-age draftees slog their way through the minors one level per year. They challenge them, and keep/cut them before fungus grows on them.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:14 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.

Catcher and SS are two of the most thin positions in all of major league ball, no team is going to give up a guy who has even a slight chance to succeed in the majors at either position for a guy like Morales who is owed a decent chunk of money and hasn't really been producing thus far.
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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:15 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.


Yeah I agree but when you have little to no leverage you take the best value given I guess. Sucks that he is injured and will ultimately take a 40 man spot. Must be something the Twins liked about him.

#26 Kirby_waved_at_me

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:17 PM

So, in this case, does it seem like the Twins called Seattle offering Morales or did Seattle say 'how many AAA relievers fo you want for Morales'?

I hope it is the latter.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:17 PM

we should have asked "will you take Corriea too?"

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:18 PM

Funny how things can change in a month. When the Twins signed him it was a hopeful sign that things were going in the right direction and they the front office thought we could win now. The rubber band was strong and stretching in the right direction etc.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:19 PM

The Twins had 4,327,869 reasons to get him dumped.



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:20 PM

Catcher and SS are two of the most thin positions in all of major league ball, no team is going to give up a guy who has even a slight chance to succeed in the majors at either position for a guy like Morales who is owed a decent chunk of money and hasn't really been producing thus far.


I understand that every team is thin on those positions. To me, this guy seems like an organizational filler. He might not amount to anything. I hope I am wrong. My point was, we have a lot of guys like him in the minors already. Why not look at some of our thin positions and get another organizational filler in those positions. Maybe a guy who could be a 4th OF rather than running our minor league SS out in the major league OF.