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Would ivan nova of the Pirates be a good trade target?

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#1 Brandon

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 12:05 PM

Ivan Nova has 2 years and 18 million left in his contract. could probably be had for a prospect or two. would Businetz and Kohl Stewart be enough? This isnt meant to be our only pitching aquisition either. but him and another starter makes our rotation look good.

Edited by Brandon, 12 November 2017 - 12:06 PM.


#2 notoriousgod71

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:09 PM

Good? Doubtful. Typical? Yes.


#3 nicksaviking

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:32 PM

He would only exasperate this team's continued inability to miss bats. They need to start addressing that deficiency with every new starter they decide to bring in.


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 04:25 PM

Nova is a pitch to contact type.He does not miss too many bats and the Twins need pitchers who do so.

 

Pass.

 

On the other hand, plenty of quality in Pittsburgh, for the Twins to work out a trade.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:22 AM

 

Nova is a pitch to contact type.He does not miss too many bats and the Twins need pitchers who do so.

 

Pass.

 

On the other hand, plenty of quality in Pittsburgh, for the Twins to work out a trade.

the problem isn't he doesn't miss bats. A non strikeout pitcher would be undervalued in the trade market and could be a decent value trade.

 

The problem is that the Twins don't need depth type pitchers that are fairly priced (Nova = 8.5M). The Twins actually have a lot of guys like Gibson (cheap one year arb contract), Mejia and 3-4 prospects that provide pretty good depth. The Twins desperately need a better than average pitcher to slot in front of Berrios and Santana. Neither of these (possibly Berrios someday) are leading a good postseason staff.

 

Must Aim Higher than Nova and concentrate the prospects and cash (8.5M isn't cheap) on a better pitcher.

Is 2016 2017 2018 the year that a good pitching prospect is truly blocked by 5 good pitchers in the starting rotation? 

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#6 Shaitan

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:56 AM

I'm not a fan of trading from an area of weakness to improve that same area (i.e.trading a pitcher for another pitcher, unless it's a change-of-scenery move). 

Edited by Shaitan, 13 November 2017 - 08:57 AM.


#7 Vanimal46

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:16 AM

I'm not particularly interested in Nova. However, I think the Pirates are a great match for the Twins to make a trade with. Especially if the Pirates go with a partial tear-down by trading away McCutchen or Cole.