Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:24 AM
Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:52 AM
Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:17 AM
I wonder if Ryan could have received more for Span if he had waited. I'm not sure anyone anticipated Angel Pagan would get such a large contract, and with Michael Bourn holding out for who knows what, trading for Span would have been a much better option for several teams.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:59 AM
Span is a much better player than Revere and the Twins got a very good pitching prospect for him.
Revere is a 4th OF talent who netted a possible #3 pitcher for the next 5 years and a future pitcher...so help now and later.
So while the Span trade got us the better talent, the disparity between Revere's talent and what we got for him, make that trade better when looking at what we got compared to what we gave up.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:02 AM
Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:32 AM
- Although Span's contract was very team friendly, Revere was even more cost effective and under team control for longer.
- Worley is coming back from an injury and while a very good get, he's realistically a #3 or #4 starter on a good team. May has a lot to figure out before we get too excited, his command/control regressed in 2012. At the very least he should be an excellent late inning reliever.
- Meyer has the highest ceiling of the group, isn't too far behind May in progression and showed improvement in his command in 2012.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:19 AM
Worley is a #4 pitcher on a team who has 3 HOF pitchers. For the Twins we are looking at our Ace for the next two years.
Point taken, he's a #1 in a terrible rotation and #4 in an outstanding one. So it's safe to say on a competitive team he's a #3 or #4.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:26 AM
Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:31 AM
Not sure which TRADE will be better, but the Revere DECISION appears to be more impressive to me.
I agree birdwatcher. TR mentioned that the trade with the Phillies had been going on for some time. I wonder if they always wanted Revere? I have a feeling that TR was shocked by the FA center field money thrown around after the span trade. After the Span trade, I think TR had every intention of keeping Revere, but his hand was forced when he saw the return he could get at that moment. Supply and demand is a crazy thing. Span was and is the better player, yet Revere brought back the better return.
I give TR a lot of credit for taking action, even after he probably realized that he traded Span a little too quickly. I like both trades, but I think we will feel the Revere return was better looking back 2 or 3 years from now.