[quote name='SpiritofVodkaDave'][quote name='jokin'][quote name='SpiritofVodkaDave'][quote name='Jim Crikket']Funny... I JUST posed this question to Bonnes over on his "Rock and a Hard Place" thread.
Morneau and Hammel both become free agents after 2013, I believe. Parmelee and Tillman are younger guys that the Twins and O's would have around for several years. Sure there are injury issues with almost all of these guys, but certainly no more so than with someone like Brandon McCarthy.
It just seems to me like there should be a potential fit here.[/QUOTE]
I dunno man, Hammel doesn't do a whole lot for me. He was pretty mediorce prior to last season and couple that with the injury thing I don't think he is worth targeting at this point. If he had a couple more years of team control, or if the Twins were looking for "one more piece" then I could see it happening, I just fail to see the upside here, especially if you are trading a guy who could have a lot of value in a trade later in the season (Morneau)[/QUOTE]
Would the ante be upped if the Orioles would consider Willingham and Parmelee in the same package- ie, two birds killed with one stone? What about their willingness to part with Roberts as part of the deal (who could later be flipped by the Twins?)[/QUOTE]
Roberts has been absolutely dreadful the last 2 seasons and is owed a lot of money for 2013. Who are you saying they should trade for by packaging Willingham and Parmelee together?
Bundy? Machado? It ain't going to happen.[/QUOTE]
You would probaly have to pick up some of the Bird's "weak sauce" (the thrify Orioles would likely want some dilution on the payroll inequity of the deal) to get what you really want. I know they won't trade Bundy, but they do have other decent pitchers, Gausman in effect, becomes superfluous, for a team, like MWW says, can "taste it" in 2013. And if they can taste it without Machado in the mix and can be induced by a throw-in prospect or two, I think you can make a win-win deal
Edited by jokin, 04 December 2012 - 09:45 AM.