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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

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:40 PM

Anyone think Danny will become productive again? I don't think so, but curious what others think.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:41 PM

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.


Especially one that hit .188 last season in rookie ball.

Let's continue to discard any player with a personality so our Twins Way Machine can roll on.

#23 Shane Wahl

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:41 PM

Seems like a strange acquisition for both sides.


I don't think so. Certainly not for the Twins. And I can see the Red Sox viewing Valencia and the Green Monster favorably.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:42 PM

Especially one that hit .188 last season in rookie ball.

Let's continue to discard any player with a personality so our Twins Way Machine can roll on.



With personality? No, Valencia has no place on the Twins roster. The move is good for both Valencia and the Twins.

#25 notoriousgod71

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:42 PM

Anyone think Danny will become productive again? I don't think so, but curious what others think.


At any rate I'm sure he'll be more productive than the guy we got back.

#26 Shane Wahl

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:52 PM

At any rate I'm sure he'll be more productive than the guy we got back.


Do you think he would have been productive for the Twins? That is the appropriate question.

#27 Shane Wahl

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:53 PM

The past hatred for Valencia and the current hatred around here of trading Valencia for an OF prospect is pretty funny.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:53 PM

Valencia only sees the majors again as a September call-up, he has less then 100 non september at bats left in his career.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:54 PM

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).


I'm referring to this year. I'm curious why you think the Twins would add Florimon to the 40-man before Sept. 1st. With the summer Hicks is having, I would think they'd want to give him a taste of the Show before he competes for a spot next spring. But I'm not going off anything I've read.

Edited by CharacterGroove, 05 August 2012 - 12:57 PM.


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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:55 PM

Twins already are at 39guys on 40 man roster w/3 on the 60 day DL. Walters pitched yesterday & is gonna have to come off as will Pavano (pitching 2 innings TUE in GCL).....meaning 2 guys will have to be DFAd for them in a couple wks. Florimon is a 6yr FA after yr, so he needs to be protected or lost. Dont know what the Escobar trade means for him tho. Hicks/Hermann/Hermsen/Gibson are all up for Rule V while DRomero/JPinto are also 6 yr FA's (dont know if they'd be protected, but...)