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Mookie Betts & David Price on the Move!

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#21 laloesch

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 08:52 PM

The Twins have to be getting more in return than just Maeda...


If Julio Urias was a key piece inluded i'd be okay with this but Maeda? Man i don't know.

#22 beckmt

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 08:53 PM

 

Sorry prospect lovers, I love this deal :)

I like the thought that the Twins are going all in.If the FO did not see Graterol as more than a reliever, then Maeda is a good major league pitcher.Can be a swingman in the playoffs.  

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 08:54 PM

I don't hate trading a prospect, but I want a better return than a 32 year old pitcher with a career ERA+ of 105, which includes his many bullpen appearances.

I’d have to look at it closer tomorrow, but I know the Dodgers have stacked rotations. Maeda going to the bullpen in LA doesn’t necessarily mean failing from the rotation.
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Posted 04 February 2020 - 08:58 PM

I like the thought that the Twins are going all in.If the FO did not see Graterol as more than a reliever, then Maeda is a good major league pitcher.Can be a swingman in the playoffs.

And good trades usually mean trading good players for good players. Graterol should have some success in MLB, and the Dodgers are whip smart, but I think we are finally getting that arm for the rotation that we need. And Maeda makes next to nothing, which though I am pro-player I have to tip my cap to the front office for not even adding salary in this deal.
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#25 Mike Sixel

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 09:20 PM

Now at least the Red Sox can make their payroll. I was worried they would go broke.....
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It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 


#26 Danchat

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 01:26 PM

I think this is a very good move for Boston - they get 2 top prospects for one year of Mookie and 3 years of Price - seems like a smart move since they are unlikely to surpass NY and TB.

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#27 Mike Sixel

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 09:36 PM

 

I think this is a very good move for Boston - they get 2 top prospects for one year of Mookie and 3 years of Price - seems like a smart move since they are unlikely to surpass NY and TB.

 

They won 86 games last year......And the WS the year before. I'm not sure I understand this narrative that they can't compete.

It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 


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Posted 09 February 2020 - 05:45 PM

Is it just me, or did Boston end up worse off from the first version? Verdugo, Downs, Wong...

Downs and Wong don’t do a lot for me as a SS and a super utility both with just a taste of AA...
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#29 Danchat

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 09:59 PM

 

Is it just me, or did Boston end up worse off from the first version? Verdugo, Downs, Wong...

Downs and Wong don’t do a lot for me as a SS and a super utility both with just a taste of AA...

Yeah, I can't really say that they've come out better than the first trade. Nick Nelson was saying that Downs is ranked as a higher prospect than Graterol, but he still has a ways to go in the minors. 

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 03:03 PM

 

Is it just me, or did Boston end up worse off from the first version? Verdugo, Downs, Wong...

Downs and Wong don’t do a lot for me as a SS and a super utility both with just a taste of AA...

Downs and Wong both had huge finishes to their 2019. Downs was a legit first-round talent in his draft year and is a prospect in the 50-ish range. Wong has a very good chance of spending many years in the majors as a backup, especially in the era of 26-man rosters with his ability to handle positions other than behind the plate, where he's a very good defender.

 

I'd say the Red Sox improved greatly for what they need in their system. Most don't recognize it, but the BoSox have a handful of Graterol types in their system already. Getting a guy like Downs is no easy find.

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