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#1 mikeee

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:00 PM

I guess that is that! I don't need to hit reload anymore! :D

#2 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:03 PM

I'd be shocked if the month of August passes without the Twins making more deals than they made in July.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:05 PM

And playing for the Twins tonight: Denard Span Josh Willingham Justin Morneau Jamey Caroll Jared Burton... The same people we saw last night.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:05 PM

I just hope the Twins trade Denard in the offseason for something nice. This trade deadline has been awful and it's extremely painful to see them do nothing for the second year in a row.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:08 PM

They may make more August deals, but the likelihood of getting solid pitching prospect is zero. The only guys who might have brought that return will not pass through waivers.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:08 PM

Here's a recap if you missed any trades. http://bit.ly/MPM9sC
There were a few I didn't catch until viewing this since some went under the radar like Kottaras and Chris Johnson.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:10 PM

It is interesting to note that Josh Whetzel said that Ray Chang pinch hit for Pedro Florimon in the 12th inning this afternoon. Still could be something? Maybe?

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:11 PM

It is interesting to note that Josh Whetzel said that Ray Chang pinch hit for Pedro Florimon in the 12th inning this afternoon. Still could be something? Maybe?


I was kinda surprised they didn't trade Carroll or Casilla to the A's.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:12 PM

They may make more August deals, but the likelihood of getting solid pitching prospect is zero. The only guys who might have brought that return will not pass through waivers.


Not necessarily. Players that aren't on the 40-man (younger prospects) don't have to pass through waivers... and players that wouldn't clear waivers are just called "players to be named later" and traded after the season.

I'm not assuming that the Twins would make a deal that would bring a great return, but good players can still be moved... in either direction.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:12 PM

wouldn't stop hitting reload just yet... it isn't unusual for trades to be submitted but not announced yet.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:12 PM

It is interesting to note that Josh Whetzel said that Ray Chang pinch hit for Pedro Florimon in the 12th inning this afternoon. Still could be something? Maybe?


Ok. I will do a few more page reloads then!
Could something have gotten past the news hounds?

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:13 PM

They may make more August deals, but the likelihood of getting solid pitching prospect is zero. The only guys who might have brought that return will not pass through waivers.


After re-reading your post, I see what you meant. Span wouldn't clear waivers, Willingham neither. But the Twins could work out a deal with the claiming teams to get decent prospects, if they so choose.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:13 PM

LEN3 says Twins official confirmed that they did not make any deals.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:14 PM

Like the Qualls for McGehee trade between the Pirates and Yankees that just happened.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:14 PM

I don't know about anyone else but if even Christensen is boxing the Twins' ears over selling on the cheap, is it possible that TR could not get value commensurate with any of the players we all thought might get dealt and actually stepped back?

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:16 PM

I just hope the Twins trade Denard in the offseason for something nice. This trade deadline has been awful and it's extremely painful to see them do nothing for the second year in a row.


But unlike last year, they only needed to move one guy (Liriano). It really bothered me that the FO didn't try and get something for Cuddy in a market that was screaming for him. Oh well. I expect the team will move Span in the offseason.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:18 PM

I don't know about anyone else but if even Christensen is boxing the Twins' ears over selling on the cheap, is it possible that TR could not get value commensurate with any of the players we all thought might get dealt and actually stepped back?


I think what Joe C. was trying to convey was the opposite. That maybe now IS the time to deal a Willingham or Span. Maybe even Burton or Perkins.
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:19 PM

I doubt it, i think the Twins only deal will be Liriano. maybe Casilla or Carroll.....or a Burton or Perkins but thats it.

Top Twins prospects ? 1.Byron Buxton (OF-AA) 2.Miguel Sano (3B-AA) 3.Alex Meyer (SP-AAA) 4. J.O. Berrios (P-AA) 5.Kohl Stewart (SP-A+)6.Nick Gordon (SS-A)7. Jorge Polanco (2B-AA) 8.*Trevor May (SP-AAA) 9. L. Thorpe (SP-A) 10. Nick Burdi (RP-A+) 11. Eddie Rosario (2B-AA) 12.Max Kepler (OF-AA) 13. Chih-Wei-Hu (SP-A+)14. Travis Harrison (OF-A+) Just Missed :P P Tyler Duffey, P Jake Reed, P Stephen Gonsalves, C Stuart Turner, OF A.B. Walker.


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:19 PM

Span just tweeted this.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:20 PM

After re-reading your post, I see what you meant. Span wouldn't clear waivers, Willingham neither. But the Twins could work out a deal with the claiming teams to get decent prospects, if they so choose.


I could certainly see Morneau being traded in an August waiver deal and if the Twins agree to cover a significant portion of his remaining contract, it could buy a decent return. Small chance, perhaps, but not impossible. Strange stuff happens in August when teams can really sniff the finish line and they get hit with an injury.
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