If Twins FO can improve this team without giving up a higher level prospect - this is more of a rental type, go for it.To empty out the upper end to get 1-2 players and still not be sure they will make it in thw long run is short sighted.
Posted Today, 01:18 PM
Never mind what that does to young players who are in a division race for the first time in their careers. If this team is going to contend before 2020, they need to invest in the players on the field and let them taste success.
In a vacuum, should a team that is 2 games above 500, with a minus-50ish run differential be sellers? Yeah. Probably.
But we aren't living in a vacuum. We have a young team that hasn't had any success in years. We are a game back of a team that is projected to have a much better 2nd half than first half, but crazy things happen.
Additionally, if we have a chance to stabilize a) our 5th starter spot and our 3rd best bullpen option and it doesn't cost us much then I say go for it
Jamie Garcia does nothing for the Astros because you'd be taking a 50% win probability pitcher and replacing him with a 50% win probability pitcher. But if we can take our 20% win probability pitcher and replace him with Jamie Garcia, that could me 2 wins. That doesn't globally make Jamie Garcia a 4.0 WAR pitcher but maybe he's 4.0 TwinsWAR.
Same thing on the RP side.
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