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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.

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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.

You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.


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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.

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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

Sell high.
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#16 rickyhawaii

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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

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:35 PM

Reds get Broxton. Relievers starting to go. Would like to see if Perkins or Burton bring us anything.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:39 PM

Reds get Broxton. Relievers starting to go. Would like to see if Perkins or Burton bring us anything.


Their value is too high for the Twins to part with them at this time. On the other hand, word is they're willing to move Blackburn or Gray.
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:53 PM

This is the guy I would have considered trading the most. However, the Twins do have him for another year, no reason to give him away.
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:57 PM

I can handle standing pat on Span and even Willingham - but jesus was this guy a clear case of "sell high". Relievers are a bit unpredictable and he's been having a fantastic season. We just lost out on a major opportunity to turn pennies into dollars with this guy.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:04 PM

Also...what the Royals got for Broxton was the kind of haul that would've been nice for Burton. Hell, I'd have taken just one of those guys and a lesser spec.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:26 PM

Also...what the Royals got for Broxton was the kind of haul that would've been nice for Burton. Hell, I'd have taken just one of those guys and a lesser spec.


Would have been nice, I think Broxton had quite a bit more value then Burton though with a longer track record and the whole "proven all star closer" garbage.

Though Burton has another year of course. At this point I hope the Twins find a way to sign Burton to a 2-3 year extension after this season.