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#1 Mike Sixel

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 01:35 PM

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3:11 will the twins move rodney?

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3:12 I really really need Rodney to play for awhile.
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Posted 23 July 2018 - 01:38 PM

While Ervin Santana hasn’t pitched in the Majors this season after undergoing surgery to repair a tendon in his right middle finger this February, scouts are planning to closely watch the Twins right-hander’s 2018 debut this week, Passan notes.

 

https://www.mlbtrade...-relievers.html

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 01:52 PM

 

While Ervin Santana hasn’t pitched in the Majors this season after undergoing surgery to repair a tendon in his right middle finger this February, scouts are planning to closely watch the Twins right-hander’s 2018 debut this week, Passan notes.

 

https://www.mlbtrade...-relievers.html

I hadn't really thought about it but Santana really could be a nice trade pickup for some team down the stretch. If he's healthy, of course. 

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 01:57 PM

maybe the Red Sox will find themselves in on Brian Dozier and the other available second-base options.

 

The Phillies are certain to check in on most every reliever available, and ought to see if they can land either Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar or Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas.

 

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 02:22 PM

Ultimately, it will be Kirilloff’s bat that makes or breaks him, and he looks on track to be a force in the middle of a future Twins’ lineup.

 

This is from an article in The Athletic...so subscription. It's about 6 OF in the minors to pay attn to.....

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 03:25 PM

Do you have a link for The Athletic article. I can’t find it

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 03:28 PM

Never mind... I found it. Their search engine is terrible I guess. You’d think search for his name would find a result. Guess not.

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 03:34 PM

Mike Petriello throwing out a tweet on moves the Brewers could make, including Dozier + Lynn.

 

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 03:42 PM

Maybe Lynn reclaims some future FA value back in the NL Central.

#10 Mike Sixel

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 04:10 PM

 

Never mind... I found it. Their search engine is terrible I guess. You’d think search for his name would find a result. Guess not.

 

They have more work to do on the technical end for sure.....sorry, still should have posted it.

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 04:40 PM

 

I hadn't really thought about it but Santana really could be a nice trade pickup for some team down the stretch. If he's healthy, of course. 

 

If Santana can get a mph or two back on his fastball (sit 90-92 instead of 89-90) I think a he could be used as an add on piece to get a better caliber of prospect in a Dozier or Escobar trade (assuming the Twins eat most Santana's salary).

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 05:10 PM

Gotta send him through waivers on Aug 1 and hope he builds a little value in the first few weeks of August.

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 05:20 PM

Is it only 1 player per team that can be put on waivers for an August trade?

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 06:29 PM

This is awesome Mike

 

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 07:53 PM

Is it only 1 player per team that can be put on waivers for an August trade?


Pretty sure it’s unlimited. Most of the roster will likely get put on waivers. No harm in it.
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#16 Mike Sixel

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 11:29 AM

In an article about what sellers' strategies should be:

 

"One top prospect" candidates
Teams: Mets, Pirates, Reds, Twins

The Pirates, Reds, and Twins all have strong farm systems and promising young talent on their big-league rosters already. They're best positioned to take a shot at a high-end talent. Also, those are three teams that can't afford stars on the open market. They have to grow their own stars, so go after those elite prospects at the trade deadline, even if it means getting fewer players in return.

 

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 11:31 AM

In an article about what sellers' strategies should be:

"One top prospect" candidates
Teams: Mets, Pirates, Reds, Twins
The Pirates, Reds, and Twins all have strong farm systems and promising young talent on their big-league rosters already. They're best positioned to take a shot at a high-end talent. Also, those are three teams that can't afford stars on the open market. They have to grow their own stars, so go after those elite prospects at the trade deadline, even if it means getting fewer players in return.

https://www.cbssport...-a-big-package/


I concur with this assessment. They don't need 3-4 C+ prospects. They need 1 B/B+ prospect.
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#18 Mike Sixel

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 11:39 AM

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10:34 I saw a rumor yesterday that Milwaukee is interested in Moustakas and would be open to using Travis Shaw at 2B. This...can’t be true, can it?Does Dozier to the Brewers almost feel inevitable?
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10:35 I'm sure it's just something they've thought about, and it's not crazy, given that Shaw is a good defensive 3B and the adjustment to 2B isn't dramatic
10:36 That being said, that's like more of an offseason move, since Shaw hasn't played an inning at second in the majors in his career. Would have very little time to pick it up, and, importantly, Mike Moustakas isn't very good
Dozier fits. Escobar also fits

 

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 12:06 PM

In an article about what sellers' strategies should be:
 
"One top prospect" candidates
Teams: Mets, Pirates, Reds, Twins
The Pirates, Reds, and Twins all have strong farm systems and promising young talent on their big-league rosters already. They're best positioned to take a shot at a high-end talent. Also, those are three teams that can't afford stars on the open market. They have to grow their own stars, so go after those elite prospects at the trade deadline, even if it means getting fewer players in return.
 
https://www.cbssport...-a-big-package/


I think this should be the goal of every team.

We should also keep this in mind as we speculate on trades for players like a Realmuto or Archer. It is going to take our best prospect. Someone will make that offer.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 12:09 PM

 

I think this should be the goal of every team.

We should also keep this in mind as we speculate on trades for players like a Realmuto or Archer. It is going to take our best prospect. Someone will make that offer.

 

Not really. If you have a terrible farm system, you probably want lots of numbers. Not having lots of negative WAR players on your roster is a huge boost to really bad teams.....

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