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#21 howieramone2

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 08:41 AM

 

Relief prospects?

No the real thing. A solid 3 with a good track record, will be valuable at the deadline. For those who don't know, we will be buyers and sellers.

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 08:51 AM

No the real thing. A solid 3 with a good track record, will be valuable at the deadline. For those who don't know, we will be buyers and sellers.

The only issue I see is those teams buying proven starting pitching will not be the same teams selling proven relievers. So creativity will be needed.
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 09:56 AM

No the real thing. A solid 3 with a good track record, will be valuable at the deadline. For those who don't know, we will be buyers and sellers.


How many "established player for established player" swaps do you see at the deadline?

Also, if your relief target has a "good track record" they will probably be near free agency anyway. Might as well keep Lynn if he is performing well and you still want to contend in 2018; or, if you are out of the race for 2018, trade Lynn for a prospect and sign your relief target in the offseason.
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#24 diehardtwinsfan

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 06:40 AM

trading Lynn is waiving the white flag on the season. He took a while to warm up, but he's pitching like the guy most of us hoped we were getting. His walk rate is a bit high, but beyond that, he's getting the job done quite well every 5th day. 

 

Given our position right now, we might waive the flag... we might not. Our pitching is good enough this year that if a few more guys step it up behidn the plate, we could close that gap with Cleveland quickly.


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 07:13 AM

trading Lynn is waiving the white flag on the season. He took a while to warm up, but he's pitching like the guy most of us hoped we were getting. His walk rate is a bit high, but beyond that, he's getting the job done quite well every 5th day. 

 

Given our position right now, we might waive the flag... we might not. Our pitching is good enough this year that if a few more guys step it up behidn the plate, we could close that gap with Cleveland quickly.

Agreed. We signed him in order to compete. If we're in contention, we keep him.

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