Like grading a teams draft pick after a draft, it's fun, when you trade for prospects, you need to really look back in a couple years.I think gunnarthor had an excellent review of the moves from last year, so we'll have to check back on these moves to see if they brought value back to the Twins.
But for fun, here's my reviews of the trades
Escobar trade is the most difficult for me.He seemed to be the sole of the clubhouse.I hope the FO makes getting him back as a FA one of their top priorities.
Pressly has potential to be an impact pitcher, but his talent was maddening.I think this is an example of trading at maximum value.I think it's a good move and the trade brought back good value.
Duke trade is really a nothing trade.Dejong probably get's DFA at year end and Costello is going to be a good minor league player.The real value is opening up the roster spot for this year, now let hope the FO uses it wisely.
Lynn is another addition by subtraction.Austin probably get's DFA also at year end and Rijo replaces the prospect we sent the Yankee's in the Cave trade.Opening up the starts for the rest of the year is the biggest value.
Dozier is a breakup the was going to happen.I doubt any of the players will be of much value.The only downside is if we are watching Forsythe (or Motter) play second in September.