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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:11 PM

The Minnesota Twins have announced that they have traded RHP Fernando Rodney to the Oakland A's in exchange for RHP Dakota Chalmers.The Twins have traded their closer, Fernando Rodney, to the A's. In return, the Twins receive 21-year-old RHP Dakota Chalmers.

Chalmers was the A's 3rd round pick in 2015 out of high school in Georgia. He received a seven-figure bonus, well over slot value, to keep him from a commitment to the University of Georgia.. He pitched a couple of games with Beloit this year, but according to Darren Wolfson, he had Tommy John surgery in April.

Here is another report on Chalmers from Jeff Johnson of The Gazette in Cedar Rapids:



Rodney was signed by the Twins before this season. He worked in 46 games for the Twins and went 3-2 with 25 saves and a 3.09 ERA.

According to Mike Berardino, the A's had claimed Rodney, which of course gave them less leverage in a trade.



The Twins will make a corresponding roster move tomorrow before their game.

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#2 KirbyDome89

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:18 PM

Late innings might be watchable now. 

 

Enjoy the FRE Oakland; I sure didn't. 

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:18 PM

Pitching in Beloit for 5 whole innings this season.Currently on the DL.Not on A's Top 30 list.6'3" & about 175#.Anybody got a scouting report on him?I hope he at least throws hard when healthy.

 

Now, let's find a taker for Morrison and see what Austin might provide going forward.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:19 PM

Huh... I thought they'd hold on to him and use his option, but I'm fine that they'd didn't. I'm interested to see who'll get the opportunity to close games... Hildy and Reed would probably be the top options but I don't think they should at the moment. Let's get an arm from AAA and figure things out from there.

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#5 Twinsoholic

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:20 PM

Look at his Ks last season. Something like 47 in about 29 innings.
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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:21 PM

I always thought May would be a good closer! 

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:23 PM

Only thing we can say is....

 

"We were open for business on several players, but just couldn't put a deal together that we liked...our biggest pickups will really be the return of All-Stars Sano and Santana as well as the Platinum Defensive player of the year in Buxton...adding those three to our lineup in the second half without mortgaging any future assets is really the best of both worlds"


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:23 PM

Admire Rodney's career, his firm fast ball and light touch on the change-up.At his age, it's like "Grampa got game".

 

But the arrows, the skewed hat, the non-chalance as the 9th inning got crowded with opponents on bases, sorry Fernando but, you lost more than a game with all that.

 

Good luck on the Coast, I do like the way A's play ball.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:25 PM

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!
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#10 Mike Sixel

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:26 PM

Wow. Unexpected. Not sure how I feel about the return.

 

Make McGill the closer please. Keep May for high leverage.

 

Or maybe move Reed to closer?

 

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One of the best opening day rosters in years. Now go get 'em.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:27 PM

He was as high as #8 on their pipeline http://m.mlb.com/pro...s/2015?list=oak

 

He is 21 and has had some injuries and significant trouble with command. He is young enough to recover from both and approach his upside when drafted.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:28 PM

I always thought May would be a good closer!

May is probably better used putting fires out mid inning than 3 runs up with no one on. I also don’t know if he is up to the workload of a closer (sometimes 2-3 days in a row).

Does anyone really think it won’t be Matt Belisle in the 9th in 9 days? Until then, idk. Hildenberger I guess. Maybe matchups.

Edited by yarnivek1972, 09 August 2018 - 08:29 PM.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:31 PM

I say we run out multiple openers, and let the starting pitcher finish games.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:31 PM

I wonder who’s next? Personally I kinda hope it is Ervin Santana. Not that I have anything against him, but with this obvious rebuild going on now would be the time to trade Santana and then call up Stephen Gonsalves and roll with Gonsalves for the rest of the year and see what we got (that is unless we trade Jake Odorizzi) in Gonsalves.
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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:33 PM

Honestly, I thought we could get more for him than what this looks like on the surface.

 

Once again looks like high velocity, high upside gamble.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:40 PM

 

Pitching in Beloit for 5 whole innings this season.Currently on the DL.Not on A's Top 30 list.6'3" & about 175#.Anybody got a scouting report on him?I hope he at least throws hard when healthy.

 

Now, let's find a taker for Morrison and see what Austin might provide going forward.

 

Mid/High 90s fastball is what I've been seeing and reading most places. High risk/reward type pitcher it seems. Lots of Ks but lots of walks as well.

 

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:40 PM

A million dollar bonus baby. A year away from returning to the minors. Still not a bad return ffor the future.

 

But who closes?

 

Hildenberger has been overused.

 

We still have Curtiss and his stuff in the minors.

 

But I'm voting that we make TREVOR MAY the closer for the remainder of the season and see if he can handle it, assuming we do have games to close.

 

Still to move: Morrison and Santana, and maybe Addison Reed.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:41 PM

I like the trade. Rolling the dice on for a high upside starter makes sense to me. The comments from the Beloit pitching coach are glowing.
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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:42 PM

 

I wonder who’s next? Personally I kinda hope it is Ervin Santana. Not that I have anything against him, but with this obvious rebuild going on now would be the time to trade Santana and then call up Stephen Gonsalves and roll with Gonsalves for the rest of the year and see what we got (that is unless we trade Jake Odorizzi) in Gonsalves.

The problem is that nobody's going to trade for Santana when he's struggling to throw 90 and is rather ineffective. Maybe you could flip him as a long reliever, but I have a feeling they might need to shut him down on the DL for the rest of the year.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:44 PM

 

Huh... I thought they'd hold on to him and use his option, but I'm fine that they'd didn't. I'm interested to see who'll get the opportunity to close games... Hildy and Reed would probably be the top options but I don't think they should at the moment. Let's get an arm from AAA and figure things out from there.

 

They won't need a closer most nights.

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