Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:29 AM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:28 PM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:46 PM
You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:05 PM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:35 PM
No picks for guys who weren't on your roster to start the year, so the only team that could potentially get picks for Liriano is the Twins.
This is just a swing in the dark, but I wonder if the Rays would be interested in a Span + Liriano for Shields + specs. This helps them in their race this year, gives them a cheaper CF option then Upton, plus they will get the picks (which they love) for offering Liriano the 12 million. Meanwhile, we stabilize our rotation while adding pieces that can benefit our team and come up around the same time as the Hendriks, Gibson, Benson, Hicks, Arcia, Rosario, Sano train comes rolling on through in the next couple years.
Something like.. Denard Span and Francisco Liriano for James Shields, Chris Archer, and Ryan Brett and some lesser valued prospect with marginal upside.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:39 PM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:48 PM
Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:13 AM
I don't know that the Twins would want to trade a valuable trade chip (Span) for a veteran pitcher. If one pitcher was all that the Twins needed, then maybe. But I think if the Twins decide to trade Span, they should go for young guys with high upside. Shields is a good pitcher and I would love to have him in the rotation, but I really wouldn't be happy if we traded Span for Shields straight up.
Now if there were a trade for Shields and a few Rays pitching prospects for Span and one or two Twins prospects, that might be a different story.