The Rays have acquired a new shortstop, getting Yunel Escobar from the Marlins for middle infield prospect
Tampa Bay rays Acquire Yunel Escobar
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:32 PM
I wish the Twins had done this. According to Jeff Passan, the Marlins really wanted to get rid of Escobar. The word he used was "panicked":
Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:45 PM
Good for them. Gardenhire would have had to go to the mountain, and perhaps meet with Phil Jackson to have any chance of being Escobar's manager. The skipper has not been able to do it with any others that have presented unique personalities, and Yunel is pretty set in his caustic ways according to my Atlanta friends. For the Twins to ever have unique personalities last, it has to be when Gardenhire is gone.