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#1 Parker Hageman

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:01 PM

According to Yahoo!Sports' Tim Brown, the Rangers are inquiring about Twins reliever Jared Burton.

While I like the idea of keeping Burton around, particularly because he is cheap and has been very good, if you are able to turn him into a future starting position player, you have to make that deal.

#2 Seth Stohs

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:02 PM

Goll, you're quick Parker!!

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:09 PM

I like Burton, and I think he's valuable, but if the Rangers are offering something good for him, then I say ship him out.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:10 PM

To flips a scrap heap minor league signing into a legit prospect would be awesome work by the Twins.

#5 rickyhawaii

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:10 PM

maybe the Rangers will accidentally send Mike Olt and Profar.. Burton is expendable, anything they can flip him for will be good.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:11 PM

Burton for De Los Santos.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:12 PM

What kind of prospect could the Twins expect in return?

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:14 PM

Yeah, Burton's been great but he's found money. If the Rangers overpay let's do it! There's not a member of the bullpen I wouldn't move for a good deal. Talk Perkins and Burnett too.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:16 PM

What kind of prospect could the Twins expect in return?


Way to tough to give an answer to that.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:19 PM

What kind of prospect could the Twins expect in return?


Wilson Ramos?

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:21 PM

Burton for De Los Santos.


Young and a long way away but his future sure looks better than what Burton offers.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:36 PM

I think there are enough relievers at AAA that thee loss of Burton wouldn't cause too much strain on the system. He has been pitching very well this year, I hope the Twins can get something good for him.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:42 PM

What kind of prospect could the Twins expect in return?


Tough to guess. The Rangers have a pretty pitching rich system and Burton's been a pretty good reliever. Maybe they could get someone in the 10-15 B-/C+ range?

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:47 PM

Tough to guess. The Rangers have a pretty pitching rich system and Burton's been a pretty good reliever. Maybe they could get someone in the 10-15 B-/C+ range?

I would probably be happy with a return in that range.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:50 PM

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:53 PM

Cards acquire Mujica for Zack Cox. Cox is a notable prospect and Mujica like Burton has had injuries in the past. Twins definitely should trade there relievers while the market is hot..

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:54 PM

The Marlins received Zack Cox for RP Edward Mujica.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:55 PM

Let's not get too crazy on this...keep your expectations low on what we might get. He has been a solid reliever and would be a nice addition for Texas, but its not like he is going to be the primary set-up man or close games for the Rangers. I think C-C+ sounds about right to me.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:10 PM

According to MLBTR, the Twins and Rangers have been discussing a trade involving Jared Burton. I have to say that I don't like the sound of this, because the last time the Rangers picked up a former Twin, they got the good side of the deal (signing Nathan this offseason is what I is talking about.)

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:12 PM

http://twinsdaily.co...ns-about-Burton