Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:45 AM
Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:27 AM
Imo, you listen on any player on the roster. If you can help the team long term it needs to be done. Willingham and Span you say make me an offer I can't refuse and you don't trade these guys for relief pitchers.
Agreed with everything. If the Twins top prospects after the trade deadline doesn't look different I will be very disappointed.
Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:04 AM
Edited by Highabove, 18 June 2012 - 11:14 AM.
Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:34 AM
Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:53 AM
In less there is a blow away offer, Willingham is going nowhere.. The Twins will need a watchable product next year, also Trading a Player who has just signed as a Free Age will not look good to future Free Agents.
Trading Burton would not make any sense. Cheap and under Team control for next Season. Next years Bullpen will need a couple of Veterans to go along with the kids.
Let's hope they get a blow away offer....
Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:14 PM
Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:20 PM
Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:24 PM
Morneau has concussion history--he wont bring an offer Twins cant refuse. The only 2 Twns who can are Span and Willingham--trade one if you get a good number 2/3 starter (like Gio or Jordan Zimmerman of Nats) and a pitching prospect doing well in AAA. With Harper I doubt Span is of interest to Nats...maybe elsewhere. Trading others--Carroll, Plouffe, Morneau wont bring either a top notch prospect or #2 starter...Twins need a second reliable starter for 2013 to go along with Diamond. Thats what they should be trading for.
I think the Nats view Harper as a future corner infield, and I think the Span speculation has more to do with their lack of top of the order bats. Their leadoff hitters have a .308 OBP this year, they are going to want an upgrade for any kind of meaningful playoff run.
Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:25 PM
Any chance we can get a guy like Alex Meyer from the Nats from Span or is that too high of a prospect? Where in most organizations would the prospects rank that we should expect to receive for Span, Morneau, Capps, Willingham, or whoever else?
Puckett's Pond had a great post about some prospects the Twins may want. http://puckettspond....ins-might-want/
Toronto looks like a great trade partner because they have Syndergaard, Sanchez, and Nicolino. I'd hope that the Twins could get 2 out of the 3 and a low prospect if they eat some of Morneau's contract.
Edited by YourHouseIsMyHouse, 18 June 2012 - 03:38 PM.
Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:36 PM
Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:07 PM
Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:41 PM
Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:47 PM
I would also consider Perkins and Burton as part of the "core" rather than Burnett. They have both shown flashes of brilliance, and both could rack up a lot of holds and saves if the rest of the team handed them the lead in the 8th more often.
As annoying as it is, I'm pretty sure the front office is going to deal Capps (yay!) and slot Perkins into the closer role next season. I'm down with retaining Perkins but I'm not down with giving a lefty the ninth inning... Or anyone the ninth inning, really. It's so much more efficient to use your best bullpen guys when they're needed most and that's usually not the ninth inning. Plus, if you don't declare a "closer", you don't have to pay anyone on the roster "closer" money.