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#1 SgtSchmidt11

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:02 AM

Welcome to the Twins. Not a bad pickup for Fuld!

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:05 AM

One can never have too many #5 pitchers.  Had to get him in case Correia gets moved, how else could you justify blocking Meyer and May if that happened?

 

For the record I don't mind the move as long as the Twins side of the trade was marginal AND Meyer and May do not have to jump over him.

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#3 SgtSchmidt11

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:05 AM

I'm hoping he's more Gibson then Worley!

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:06 AM

One can never have too many #5 pitchers.  Had to get him in case Correia gets moved, how else could you justify blocking Meyer and May if that happened?


He has a career 3.84 ERA, or better than Hughes this year. I don't think he qualifies as a #5 starter.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:06 AM

Trade Deadline Day is here, and the Twins have already made a trade. Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Minnesota Twins have acquired soft-tossing left-hander Tommy Milone from the Oakland A's. The Twins sent outfielder Sam Fuld to the A's in return.

In potentially related news, hearing that the Twins are going to call up Kennys Vargas.Tommy Milone has spent parts of the past three seasons with the A's after a couple of games with the Nationals in 2011. His career record is 32-22 with a 3.84 ERA.

In 2014, he is 6-3 with a 3.55 ERA in 16 starts, but with the recent additions to the A's rotation (Jeff Samardijza, Jason Hammel and Jon Lester), he has been squeezed out of the rotation. He reportedly asked for a trade earlier this week.

Vargas has had a breakout year in New Britain for the Twins this year. Though he has slumped of late, the large, switch-hitting DH/1B has a lot of power and will likely get an opportunity to play a lot.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:07 AM

Seems like a no-brainer trade to me.

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#7 nicksaviking

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:08 AM

He has a career 3.84 ERA, or better than Hughes this year. I don't think he qualifies as a #5 starter.

 

That's nice, we'll see how well that ERA and terrible K/9 translates away from Oakland.

 

Again, I like the move, as long as it isn't another road block for the guys we hope are the pitchers of the future.

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#8 SgtSchmidt11

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:09 AM

That's nice, we'll see how well that ERA and terrible K/9 translates away from Oakland.
 
Again, I like the move, as long as it isn't another road block for the guys we hope are the pitchers of the future.

Works alright for Gibson & Hughes.
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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:10 AM

Ha, traded for Sam Fuld?!  I liked Fuld as a stop gap but would give him up in a trade in a heartbeat.

 

Danny Santana full time CF?  Welcome back Aaron Hicks?  What happens now?

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:12 AM

Works alright for Gibson & Hughes.

 

Hughes can miss some bats, Gibson is getting better.  Regardless, pitchers who can't strike guys out have to rely on luck and defense, two things the Twins are short on. 

 

Trading him for Fuld is a great move, who would have thought Ryan could have gotten anything of value for him, especially an actual living breathing starting pitcher?  Still, these kinds of pitchers are a dime a dozen and the Twins really don't need more.  He's better than most they have, but he still can't miss many bats.

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#11 Mike Frasier Law

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:13 AM

What do we know about Milone?

 

- He's under team control through 2017

- He's 27 years old

- he's a career average pitcher (exactly 100 ERA+)

- career 6.5 k/p and 2.0 bb/9

- fly ball pitcher (career 36.8% GB%)

 

Those numbers put him as an upgrade to all our current pitchers except Hughes, methinks

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:14 AM

Hughes can miss some bats, Gibson is getting better. Regardless, pitchers who can't strike guys out have to rely on luck and defense, two things the Twins are short on.

Trading him for Fuld is a great move, still, these kinds of pitchers are a dime a dozen and the Twins really don't need more.

I'm going to disagree that Milone is in the same lump as Correia and them but
1. They got him for basically free.
2. It's a long shot better then what happened with Presley earlier.

Edited by SgtSchmidt11, 31 July 2014 - 09:15 AM.


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:19 AM

Also, Tommy Milone will report to Triple-A Rochester for now. Vargas takes Fuld's place on roster.

 

Seems a bit odd.


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:19 AM

As I said in the trade day thread, this is an A for TR. A legit SP (even if he's really a 4/5) for a 4th OF? Wow. Really. Wow.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:19 AM

Hard not to like this move. I mean, Sam Fuld? Getting anything of value for that guy even if it's a 27 year old Kevin Correia redux is a pretty good haul for a fourth outfielder.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:20 AM

Wait, Milone goes to AAA, and the AAA pitchers in MN stay up? What? Downgrade my grade to a B.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:20 AM

I'm going to disagree that Milone is in the same lump as Correia and them but
1. They got him for basically free.
2. It's a long shot better then what happened with Presley earlier.

 

Yeah, I'm all for the move, it was a steal as Fuld was just as likely to turn into a pumpkin, probably even more likely.  I don't want him blocking Meyer and May, but really, it's Pino, Johnson, Darnell and Correia blocking them, Milone just adds an extra layer, or extra excuse depending on how cynical one is.

 

I can't stress it enough though, great move, even if I'm not totally sold on the ulitmate consequences.


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:20 AM

 

Also, Tommy Milone will report to Triple-A Rochester for now. Vargas takes Fuld's place on roster.

 

Seems a bit odd.

 

 

I think it means that Ryan plans to shuffle around a lot of roster pieces in the next week. I'm sure Milone will be in Minnesota shortly.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:21 AM

I think it means that Ryan plans to shuffle around a lot of roster pieces in the next week. I'm sure Milone will be in Minnesota shortly.

 

But until it does happen, it has not happened. Maybe they aren't even keeping Milone?

Lighten up Francis....

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:22 AM

 

Also, Tommy Milone will report to Triple-A Rochester for now. Vargas takes Fuld's place on roster.

 

Seems a bit odd.

 

So it's official?  The Redwings have a superior pitching staff to the Twins?

 

It's probably not even close really.

Edited by nicksaviking, 31 July 2014 - 09:31 AM.

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#21 SgtSchmidt11

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:23 AM

I think it means that Ryan plans to shuffle around a lot of roster pieces in the next week. I'm sure Milone will be in Minnesota shortly.


Yea a pitcher has to go down for Milone to go up I presume. Also this is a win for the youth movement seeing Vargas come up!

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:24 AM

But until it does happen, it has not happened. Maybe they aren't even keeping Milone?

 

Another possibility.

 

But realistically, there is no way Milone sits in AAA so we can watch the likes of Pino and Darnell pitch in Minnesota. That's absurd.

 

I chalk this up in the "nothing to see here" category. Everything is in flux today and it may take a couple of days for things to settle down.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:25 AM

Is Milone coming off injury? A short trip to AAA would not be a big deal. I like this move.

Santana full time CF here on out. He's still got a lot to work on (like making a catch on that Gordon double last night) but he'll be ok providing he gets on base. Not great but ok.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:26 AM

Baseball Reference says he hasn't pitched since July 4th?

Edited by SgtSchmidt11, 31 July 2014 - 09:27 AM.


#25 nicksaviking

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:28 AM

Baseball Reference says he hasn't pitched since July 4th?

He's been in AAA since the A's got Samardzija and Hammel.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:29 AM

So it's official?  The Redwings have a superior pitching staff than the Twins?
 
It's probably not even close really.


This, too.
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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:31 AM

  1. I'm told not to read too much into Milone heading to AAA. Just pitched Tuesday. He'll be w/ the #MNTwins soon.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:31 AM

I like this trade all around.

 

A superfulous 4th OF (maybe even 4th best on our current roster) and Milone, statistically, fits in more about #3 or #4 starter on our staff.

 

Then Vargas coming up...is this just a quick available bat type of thing (e.g. Polanco call up) or does it say something about the impending return or prolonged return of Mauer (1B/DH)?

 

Or is it again, a placeholder as Milone will be up in a few days scenario.

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#29 SgtSchmidt11

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:31 AM

He's been in AAA since the A's got Samardzija and Hammel.

Good call, I missed that.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:32 AM

If Fuld is traded, Vargas is coming up to take his place which is why Milone is in AAA for now. Guessing he can be brought up just as soon as a guy like Willingham or KC are traded.

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