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#1 Coach J

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:44 PM

Alright guys, here is the question. What player in the Twins organization would bring back the biggest haul? Im curious to see some of the answers here because I am stuck. There seems to be an obvious answer but now I am not sure. If you just want to put a name of Twins player that is cool, or even what you might think they could bring back. Lets hear it..

#2 TheLeviathan

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:55 PM

It was Willingham....we missed the boat on that one. As usual.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:00 PM

I still think its Span. If not Span... You have to take the opposite approach and say Sano.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:19 PM

I believe it would be Willingham (no contest). He is also the most valueable to the Twins as their main right handed power hitter. He alone has made the lineup more dangerous, by splitting up Mauer and Morneau so a lefty specialist has much less affect on the Twins. This would make him the hardest piece to replace and why TR wanted the most for him.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:37 PM

Willingham is a great answer. I still think Joe Mauer has alot of value especially if the Twins were to help out a team with his salary. I think Glen Perkins would also bring back a very very quality player. Lefthanded reliever that throws 95 and is signed for a reasonable salary over the next several years.. pretty enticing. Look at what the A's got for Andrew Bailey! I think Perk is just as good if not better. Or do I need to remind everyone what the Nationals got for their closer at the deadline a few years ago.....:cry:

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:39 PM

Willingham is a great answer. I still think Joe Mauer has alot of value especially if the Twins were to help out a team with his salary. I think Glen Perkins would also bring back a very very quality player. Lefthanded reliever that throws 95 and is signed for a reasonable salary over the next several years.. pretty enticing. Look at what the A's got for Andrew Bailey! I think Perk is just as good if not better. Or do I need to remind everyone what the Nationals got for their closer at the deadline a few years ago.....:cry:


If the Twins can add contract relief to the equation... It's Mauer without question.

#7 gunnarthor

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:44 PM

Willingham in the majors and (realistically) Hicks/Arcia in the minors. (Don't see Sano being put on the market but I could see one of those two being moved).

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:58 PM

I would say Ben Revere. Young, cheap, controllable, elite up the middle defender and developing into a legit leadoff guy.
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#9 Shane Wahl

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:13 PM

1. Mauer
2. Sano
3. Willingham
4. Morneau
5. Hicks
6. Span
7. Revere
8. Arcia
9. Buxton
10. Parmelee/Rosario

Note not a pitcher in the bunch, though Berrios would be soon.

#10 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:45 PM

And Gibson.

#11 Shane Wahl

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:59 PM

And Gibson.


Yes, hopefully he joins that list after bouncing back in 2013 . . . .

I almost see it as pointless to include pitchers in any kind of trade talk, unless it involves a MR type.

#12 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:06 PM

Yeah, I think there's a zero chance of the Twins trading away a young pitcher. No real point in even discussing it.

#13 The Greatest Poster Alive

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:10 PM

It was Willingham....we missed the boat on that one. As usual.


Yeah... by not trading a guy just a few months into his deal we missed the boat. How do you expect to convince guys to sign here long-term without NTC's if you trade them away at the midpoint of the first year of a multi year deal?

Willingham's value hasn't plummeted... and could still be traded in the future.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:39 PM

Sano, Hicks, and Arciaare not in the conversation. We are a bottom 5 team. Those guys are the guys that will get us out of the cellar. I think the conversion should be abou the guys that will get us prospects back. The hammers value is diminishing as his age and lack of defense hurt. Span's value has taken a hit as he has been injury prone for 2 years now. He will be the guy to go, but Reverre has better value to a team. He is not a leadoff man as he walks far too little. He will be a good number 2 hitter. I see him as the two and hopefully Hicks keeps progressing as a textbook leadoff guy who has a high OBP and can swipe some bases here and there. Also, Perkins and Burton have some good value as hard throwing guys at the back of a bullpen. Mornie, if we eat some of that salary next season, may have some value to a team as a middle of the order basher.

Mauer really has little value beause that contract is restricted to 3 maybe 4 teams in the majors. His value is in the number of fans that he brings in to Target field and we NEED him if we want to keep attendance over 40 grand a game.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:28 PM

1. Mauer
2. Sano
3. Willingham
4. Morneau
5. Hicks
6. Span
7. Revere
8. Arcia
9. Buxton
10. Parmelee/Rosario

Note not a pitcher in the bunch, though Berrios would be soon.

Morneau is definitely not higher than most of those guys. 1yr/14 mil is not good value even if he returns to elite form. 3 years of span or 5 years of revere for very cheap is way more valuable. The same could be argued for the 6-10 guys

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:02 PM

Span and Willingham because of production in relation to contract. Sano, Hicks Arcia, because of prospect status. Mauer (if salary compensation is included)

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:15 PM

Willingham...decent contract.
Doumit...has shown that he can catch and continues to hit.
Mauer will always be in demand but basically unaffordable.
Morneau...teams are going to wish they had overpayed for him in July.
Perkins...has a reasonable contract and can be a lefty or possible closer.
Revere is over Span right now. Span's value is when a team is desparate for a replacement player. Twins missed it not trading him in July.
Deduno has come out of nowhere...but would have to be packaged with, say, a Plouffe or Parmelee.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:17 PM

How about our whole front office? The "haul" would be ridding the team of this mess (and dumping it on a different team) and bringing in fresh blood that the organization desperately needs. Probably more valuable than anything the Twins can acquire via trade.

(I'm only half kidding...which means I'm also half serious)

#19 old nurse

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:37 PM

No Twin player on the major league roster will get you a "haul". Overpriced or aging players do not get you a haul. Above average outfielders do not get you a haul. At best in a straight up trade any Twin player will get you a b- prospect. If you are paying part of the contract, then you are buying the prospect.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 01:26 AM

Revere no doubt about!