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#81 Mike Sixel

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 11:06 AM

Day, what, a million, and still no action.....

I remain hopeful on Buxton and Sano.....but I'd not bet the franchise on them.


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 12:42 PM

The Padres are trying to trade for Noah Syndergaard it seems. Most people don't think he's actually available, but if he is, well, go get him Twins?

 

I know the hindsight game is always eye-rolling, but this is a fun one. It used to be a bit of a joke that the Twins had R.A. Dickey, liked him and loved his knuckleball, but couldn't find room to roster him, only for the Mets to hit the jackpot with him the next year. The epilogue to that old anecdote was that the Mets then flipped him for Syndergaard. Oh what could have been! eyeroll

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#83 Vanimal46

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 12:49 PM

The Padres have a loaded farm system with higher FV players than the Twins. Makes sense for the Mets to listen to the Padres' offer.

Edited by Vanimal46, 16 November 2018 - 12:50 PM.

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 01:07 PM

 

The Padres have a loaded farm system with higher FV players than the Twins. Makes sense for the Mets to listen to the Padres' offer.

 

Yeah, if anyone can get him it's the Padres.

 

But it seems like a bit of an odd strategy to me. They play in a ballpark where wholly underwhelming swing-men like Tyson Ross, Trevor Cahill, Drew Pomeranz, Andrew Cashner, Ian Kennedy and Clayton Richard magically turn their careers around. That organization's problem has always been that they can't find enough reliable offense, and it's been that way since that stadium was built. If I was SD I'd be selling out for some bats.

 

Or, possibly the cheaper route, renovate the stadium to make it more hitter friendly. Again.

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 01:10 PM

 

Yeah, if anyone can get him it's the Padres.

 

But it seems like a bit of an odd strategy to me. They play in a ballpark where wholly underwhelming swing-men like Tyson Ross, Trevor Cahill, Drew Pomeranz, Andrew Cashner, Ian Kennedy and Clayton Richard magically turn their careers around. That organization's problem has always been that they can't find enough reliable offense, and it's been that way since that stadium was built. If I was SD I'd be selling out for some bats.

 

Or, possibly the cheaper route, renovate the stadium to make it more hitter friendly. Again.

Agreed-they need bats.

 

I'm waiting for them to empty out their farm system to trade for Trout, if he's willing to sign an extension (which might be $400 million).

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 01:14 PM

Yeah, if anyone can get him it's the Padres.

But it seems like a bit of an odd strategy to me. They play in a ballpark where wholly underwhelming swing-men like Tyson Ross, Trevor Cahill, Drew Pomeranz, Andrew Cashner, Ian Kennedy and Clayton Richard magically turn their careers around. That organization's problem has always been that they can't find enough reliable offense, and it's been that way since that stadium was built. If I was SD I'd be selling out for some bats.

Or, possibly the cheaper route, renovate the stadium to make it more hitter friendly. Again.


For sure. But if they magically make the playoffs they will need an ace regardless. All of those pitchers would get demolished in a playoff series outside of SD.
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#87 Vanimal46

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Posted Today, 03:08 PM



Being a WS hero gets you paid! That's more than any player over 35 received last year.

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Posted Today, 04:38 PM

Passan Bomb! So much for Paxton coming here....



Justus Sheffield supposedly is the headliner. Other info to come.

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#89 PseudoSABR

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Posted Today, 04:55 PM

 

Passan Bomb! So much for Paxton coming here....



Justus Sheffield supposedly is the headliner. Other info to come.

Would have been an interesting target for the Twins with two years left of control.Let's see how steep the full package is, because just Sheffield and fodder sounds like a price the Twins could have topped.


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Posted Today, 04:57 PM

Does that count as fodder? I've never heard of the other 2 guys but that isn't saying much...