Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:46 PM
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Nothing under an A prospect,
I agree. I just don't think it is reasonable to expect that offer. Let's keep him instead.
Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:20 PM
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:21 AM
According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, "folks" think Roy Oswalt will decide on a team this week.
We're assuming those "folks" are baseball folks. The Rangers are considered the favorite to sign the veteran right-hander, but the Orioles, Red Sox, Phillies, Dodgers and Brewers have also been mentioned as possibilities. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reported Sunday that he's looking for a prorated $7.5 million contract.
TheTwins better get in the bidding if they want to save some face and there jobs!
Save face? What's the point of spending $7.5 million to turn a 100 loss team into a 95 loss team?
Not to mention that the Twins, if they were even interested, would likely have to pony up more dough than any of those other teams because of the teams you've listed they're the least desirable destination. Just say NO to Oswalt.
Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:24 AM
I'd add Texas to the mix. They need a 1B. I think that's a good place for Span too. They need a leadoff hitter and a CF.
I agree that people will be disappointed by how much the Twins could get for Morneau at this point. I odn't know about A prospects, but if not an A, there needs to be 3-4 Bs (that the scouts/TR think can become an impact player). There's just so much risk with keeping Morneau.
It's a tough move to deal Morneau. His injury history will keep teams from making a big offer on him, even if he stays healthy and keeps slugging. He's a fan-favorite and draw at the ballpark and if healthy his contract is reasonable. His value just hasn't come back enough yet for me to advocate trading him. Parmelee feel back to earth, so it's not like we have a built-in replacement. (Sorry, sports fans, I refuse to get on the "Joe Mauer will move to 1B" bandwagon, for several reasons. 1) Mauer is a great catcher. 2) Mauer wants to play catcher, and Gardy will play guys where they want to play. 3) If Mauer moves to our primary 1B, Butera will become our regular catcher, which will be very ugly once his OPS comes back down to earth. Eesh.)
Now, if a team comes at us with a big offer, it'd be hard to say no. But I don't think we'll get that big offer. I think it's more likely we'll get low-balled as teams hope we'll just dump salary in a losing year and sell low on a former MVP. I don't want to see Justin go. But I'd do it for the right price. But it'd better be for the right price, not just any price.
Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:29 AM
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:56 AM
Don't trade Morneau. Already Cuddy is gone, and this team needs a leader.
A team leader isn't all that valuable when you lose 100+ games.