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Danny Valencia Traded to the Red Sox

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#1 mikeee

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:14 PM

Has been traded to the Red Sox according to the radio just now!

#2 neky0801

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:18 PM

http://www.mlbtrader...-the-twins.html

#3 Scheherezade

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:21 PM

Just mentioned on FSN as well.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:22 PM

wow you guys are quick....look up this Pineda guy

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:23 PM

Must have enough confidence that Plouffe will continue his progression as a hitter.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:23 PM

Jeremias Pineda is a 21 Dominican OF (playing in a league of 18 and 19 year olds) who is pretty much in the Mastroianni/Revere mold. Second season in the GCL, split last season between the DSL and GCL. Was signed by the Red Sox in March of 2011 so he is a late bloomer, thus the delay. We shall see
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:24 PM

Twins get a solid return, too. This is exactly the kind of move they needed to make....consider this at least some redemption for Terry Ryan.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:24 PM

Pineda looks like a high average slappy singles hitter with speed.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:28 PM

not gonna play CF w/Buxton in GCL. Promote Byron

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:32 PM

So Pineda, Buxton, Jimmenez, Keplar & Walker are all gonna be in Beloit next yr??

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:34 PM

So Pineda, Buxton, Jimmenez, Keplar & Walker are all gonna be in Beloit next yr??


There is E-town in between :) Pineda might be in the Twins A team (probably not Beloit - Kepler and Walker too) before the others
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#12 Shane Wahl

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:35 PM

I like this. With the potential collapse of Angel Morales and doubts about Danny Ortiz, this is a nice move. It will be interesting to see Pineda when he gets to Beloit (hopefully right away, with a Nate Roberts promotion).

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:36 PM

Twins get a solid return, too. This is exactly the kind of move they needed to make....consider this at least some redemption for Terry Ryan.


I have a hard time considering a 21 yr old playing in the GCL as "a solid return."

I think this was more about getting rid of Danny Valencia than getting anything useful in return.

Geez they must have really, really hated Valencia. Can't really say I blame them for that sentiment. He's appears pretty easy to dislike.

#14 greengoblinrulz

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:36 PM

Buxton wont be in ELIZ next yr.....now he may not join Beloit at start of yr, ala Hicks/Revere. Jimmenez/Pineda will both be 22 next yr...they will be in Beloit.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:37 PM

5 walks in 150 trips to the plate, niiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.

#16 nicksaviking

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:38 PM

Seems like a strange acquisition for both sides.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:38 PM

A move that's good for Valencia and the Twins. I wish him luck and hope gets a shot in Boston. So, is Hicks going to get Valencia's 40-man spot?

#18 Shane Wahl

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:38 PM

I forgot about JD Williams' struggles as well. This is good to get something of value for Valencia, even though I am sure everyone would have preferred a similarly located pitcher. Now can someone claim Casilla? Pretty please?

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:38 PM

5 walks in 150 trips to the plate, niiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.


You can't walk your way off the island, y'know.

#20 Shane Wahl

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:40 PM

A move that's good for Valencia and the Twins. I wish him luck and hope gets a shot in Boston.

So, is Hicks going to get Valencia's 40-man spot?


There are going to be a number of empty 40-man spots available after this season. Florimon might be the direct beneficiary of this move (the Twins adding both Nishi and Florimon for September makes more sense now).