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#41 tony&rodney

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Posted 04 December 2020 - 04:01 PM

My guess is that Larnach, Garver, and Enlow would be enough for Snell. The Twins may be reluctant to part with Garver and the word on Enlow is markedly improved in the last year.


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Posted 04 December 2020 - 04:29 PM

 

Arraez/Gordon/Smeltzer for Snell
 

 

Done.

 

Now go get us Brandon Lowe too.

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Posted 04 December 2020 - 05:39 PM

I love the site, but that trade simulator also gives a thumbs-up to Arraez/Gordon/Smeltzer for Snell, so I take anything I see there with a grain of salt.

Done.

 

Now go get us Brandon Lowe too.

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Posted 04 December 2020 - 08:38 PM

 

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Are you accusing me of taking your quote out of context? 

 

Don't you know that facts are only what I choose to believe?

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 06:27 PM

I would part with Garver to get SnellRolling with Jeffers and an affordable vet (and later Rortvedt) would be O.K. with meI would rather give up Enlow than Balazovic or Dhuran.

I'd HATE to give up Larnach, but we have Kiriloff(and we could sign David Dahl for 4 million so I would).

 

I would STILL look to deal Sano.I just think we're a better lineup without him---better AB's.

I'd talk to Colorado(Marquez or Gray) I'd talk to Miami. I'd like to shed the $11 million Sano would get and use the $$ saved to strengthen the BP and rotation.Maybe Sano could go to Arizona in a deal for Ketel Marte. 

 

And speaking of Ketel Marte, I think whoever first suggested him as a trade target was brilliant.

Marte is a good hitter and has some speed.He can play SS & CF which helps backstop the Twins with potential missed time for Buxton and Polanco.He's a pretty good 2B-man.Much better there with the glove than Arraez who would move to a super-utility role.I'd look to make a deal for Marte.I'd include Garver in a potential deal for Marte.

In fact I consider Marte because of his defensive versatility and and bat a higher priority than Snell.

Maybe Garver and Enlow and Wallner for Marte.

Sano for German Marquez.

 

C Jeffers$.600

1BKiriloff$.600

2BK. MARTE $7.00

3BDonaldspon $21.0 

SSPolanco$4.33

OFKepler$6.50

OFBuxton $5.10

OFDAHL $4.0

DHCruz $15.0

 

SPMaeda$8.15

SPBerrios$6.10

SPMARQUEZ$6.0

SPPineda$10.0

SPDobnak$.600

SPRich Hill $2.0

 

BP B. HAND $8.0

BP BRADLEY$5.0

BP T. Rogers $6.0

BP Duffey$2.0

BP Alcala$.600

BP Theilbar$.650

BP Stashek$.600

 

Bench

Arraez $.600

Rooker$.600

Vet Catcher Avila$1.5

UT E. Hernandez or J. Profar$7.0

 

Payroll $129 Million.I purposefully over-priced Cruz at $15 million.I guessed on Marte $7 Million, Marques $6 Million.  


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Posted 06 December 2020 - 12:03 PM

To:dex 8425

 

Sano has negative trade value. Would you do Garver, Larnach and Duran or Balazovic? Because I'm sure the Rays do that deal.

 

In a heartbeat!Jeffers is ready to be #1 catcher, making Garver very expendable.Losing Larnach mitigated by presence of Kirillof and Rooker, plus relativel youth of Kepler and Buxton.The OF should remain a strength, barring major injuries.While losing one of our two top pitching prospects or Enlow would hurt, who would you rather have for the next two years - Snell or a rookie?

 

And BTW, I do not think TB would do that deal.They would if Jeffers was substituted for Garver, but that ain't going to happen!


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Posted 06 December 2020 - 06:32 PM

I think that's a little TOO rich for Snell. 

But Garver, Larnach and Enlow would STILL be very attractive for the Rays. 

If the Rays insisted on Jeffers instead of Garver, I would say "fine"I'd keep Garver's much better power potential and it's not like Garver is a BAD defensive catcher.

I'd do Larnach,Jeffers and Enlowfor Snell.


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Posted 06 December 2020 - 07:48 PM

 

Two thoughts:
1. Many underestimate the acquisition cost of a front-line starter.
2. Front-line starters are cheaper to acquire in the off-season than they are at the deadline.

Here's a pretty good website for analyzing trade value:
https://www.baseballtradevalues.com/

 

Both teams would like to give up less surplus value than they receive in return in the off-season.
Here’s the surplus value for some “front-line” starters available according to that website. YMMV

$52.4M  Blake Snell
$36.4M  Joe Musgrove
$35.9M  Sonny Gray
$20.1M  Yu Darvish
$15.1M  Lance Lynn

 

In order to obtain Snell, the Twins would have to give up Larnach ($30.0M), Balazovic ($17.1M) and Wallner ($6.0M). At least. The Rays would prefer Larnach and Jeffers ($28.0M). At least.

 

I said earlier that I would not do it but..... 

 

If "all" is took was Larnach and Jeffers.... I would do it. We have options at both C and OF that can cover that scenerio. They get cheap positional players for a few years and we add an ace.... I could live with that. 

 

If we had to add a second tier pitcher like Enlow or Cantinaro fine but NO............ BIG NO to moving Duran or Balazovic... they both have top of rotation stuff and are just about ready for the show.... 


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Posted 10 December 2020 - 08:03 AM

I haven’t read the whole thread, so sorry if I’m repeating stuff that’s already been said.

I’ve seen Garver’s name come up several times as a trade piece. Garver is not going to return anything of value in any trade, even as a secondary or tertiary piece. He has logged one good season when the league was using juiced balls, will be 30 years old in 2021, was below replacement level in 2020, and hit worse than most backup catchers this year. Albeit lots of players had a rough 2020, Garver slashed .167/ .247/ .264, which led to a wRC+ of 41. He also struck out in a hair over 45% of his at bats. He really, really damaged his trade value.

I think that any trade for Snell is going to have to start with Duran or Balazovic.

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Posted 10 December 2020 - 10:47 AM

 

I would part with Garver to get SnellRolling with Jeffers and an affordable vet (and later Rortvedt) would be O.K. with meI would rather give up Enlow than Balazovic or Dhuran.

I'd HATE to give up Larnach, but we have Kiriloff(and we could sign David Dahl for 4 million so I would).

 

I would STILL look to deal Sano.I just think we're a better lineup without him---better AB's.

I'd talk to Colorado(Marquez or Gray) I'd talk to Miami. I'd like to shed the $11 million Sano would get and use the $$ saved to strengthen the BP and rotation.Maybe Sano could go to Arizona in a deal for Ketel Marte. 

 

And speaking of Ketel Marte, I think whoever first suggested him as a trade target was brilliant.

Marte is a good hitter and has some speed.He can play SS & CF which helps backstop the Twins with potential missed time for Buxton and Polanco.He's a pretty good 2B-man.Much better there with the glove than Arraez who would move to a super-utility role.I'd look to make a deal for Marte.I'd include Garver in a potential deal for Marte.

In fact I consider Marte because of his defensive versatility and and bat a higher priority than Snell.

Maybe Garver and Enlow and Wallner for Marte.

Sano for German Marquez.

 

C Jeffers$.600

1BKiriloff$.600

2BK. MARTE $7.00

3BDonaldspon $21.0 

SSPolanco$4.33

OFKepler$6.50

OFBuxton $5.10

OFDAHL $4.0

DHCruz $15.0

 

SPMaeda$8.15

SPBerrios$6.10

SPMARQUEZ$6.0

SPPineda$10.0

SPDobnak$.600

SPRich Hill $2.0

 

BP B. HAND $8.0

BP BRADLEY$5.0

BP T. Rogers $6.0

BP Duffey$2.0

BP Alcala$.600

BP Theilbar$.650

BP Stashek$.600

 

Bench

Arraez $.600

Rooker$.600

Vet Catcher Avila$1.5

UT E. Hernandez or J. Profar$7.0

 

Payroll $129 Million.I purposefully over-priced Cruz at $15 million.I guessed on Marte $7 Million, Marques $6 Million.  

 

Marte is AWESOME. But he is going to be very expensive in a trade. 

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Posted 10 December 2020 - 11:06 AM

I am not ready to give up on Garver after 23 games/72 at bats in some injury riddled covid short season! A guy with an incredible work ethic that just got better year after year after year after year, hit the bigs, and got better and better and better. Then he performed poorly for not even a month and was injured for most of the weirdest 60 game season in the history of MLB......... I am just not one to think that is indicitive of the future. At all. That would be short sited and very fickle of me. 

 

And just because Jeffers, who I was calling for all season and an apologist of, performed very well for all of 26 games and 55 at bats (but not even close to as spectacular as the full season of Garver's just one normal season ago in 2019 - not even close.... .791 OPS to .995!) I am not ready to bank that he will perform like that over the long haul of a 162 game season. 

 

But - I am very high on a very affordable Garver/Jeffers tandem, and great teams don't break that kind of controllable asset behind the plate up. I bet the FO isn't even considering it, as well. I bet we will have the best total performance behind the plate of any team in MLB the coming year because of both of them, and look forward to watching and enjoying it.

 

This from AceWrigley's earlier post needs repeating....

 

"Blake Snell failed to record a quality start in 16 outings this year between the regular season and the postseason {but probably would have if not pulled in the 6th inning of game 6 of the 2020 World Series with one out and a runner on first, cruising and having only giving up a measly single and the second hit of the game and pitching a shutout with 9 Ks, no walks, two hits and only 73 pitches in the BIG game.....}. This year Snell averaged 4.55 innings per start in the regular season and 4.8 innings per start in the postseason.

 

This year Snell ranked 92nd among all pitchers in fWAR with 0.6 in 11 regular-season starts. Since the start of the 2019 season Snell ranks 55th in fWAR. Over his first two seasons in 2016-17 Snell ranked 81st in fWAR.

 

Snell’s 2018 Cy Young season appears to be the outlier. Of the 81 pitchers who tossed at least 50 innings this year, Snell at 29.4 percent easily had the highest percentage of fly balls result in home runs.

 

Buyer beware."


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Posted 10 December 2020 - 11:35 AM

I am not ready to give up on Garver after 23 games/72 at bats in some injury riddled covid short season! A guy with an incredible work ethic that just got better year after year after year after year, hit the bigs, and got better and better and better. Then he performed poorly for not even a month and was injured for most of the weirdest 60 game season in the history of MLB......... I am just not one to think that is indicitive of the future. At all. That would be short sited and very fickle of me.

And just because Jeffers performed very well for all of 26 games and 55 at bats (but not even close to as spectacular as the full season of Garver's just one normal season ago in 2019 - not even close.... .791 OPS to .995!) I am not ready to guess that he will perform like that over the long haul of a 162 game season.

But - I am very high on a very affordable Garver/Jeffers tandem, and great teams don't break that kind of controllable asset behind the plate up. I bet the FO isn't even considering it, as well. I bet we will have the best total performance behind the plate of any team in MLB the coming year because of both of them, and look forward to watching and enjoying it.

This from AceWrigley's earlier post needs repeating....

"Blake Snell failed to record a quality start in 16 outings this year between the regular season and the postseason {but probably would have if not pulled in the 6th inning of game 6 of the 2020 World Series with one out and a runner on first, cruising and having only giving up a measly single and the second hit of the game and pitching a shutout with 9 Ks, no walks, two hits and only 73 pitches in the BIG game.....}. This year Snell averaged 4.55 innings per start in the regular season and 4.8 innings per start in the postseason.

This year Snell ranked 92nd among all pitchers in fWAR with 0.6 in 11 regular-season starts. Since the start of the 2019 season Snell ranks 55th in fWAR. Over his first two seasons in 2016-17 Snell ranked 81st in fWAR.

Snell’s 2018 Cy Young season appears to be the outlier. Of the 81 pitchers who tossed at least 50 innings this year, Snell at 29.4 percent easily had the highest percentage of fly balls result in home runs.

Buyer beware."


I don’t disagree with your take on Garver. I do think that he’d fetch basically nothing in any trade, even if he’s not the centerpiece. I know I wouldn’t trade for him right now.

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Posted 11 December 2020 - 03:38 PM

If I am a GM looking for a catcher, then Garver is absolutely a strong target. Last season was an anomaly and Mitch has an excellent reputation as a hard working player; there is value there. The Twins win by keeping him or by letting him go in a huge trade.

Marte is a multi-skilled athlete and a luxury for Arizona. They have a decent minor league system but would be willing to part with him for a well-rounded package of prospects plus some mlb fillers. Some combination (not all) of Cave, Garver, Dobnak, Thorpe, plus good prospects like Canterino, Wallner, Kavaco, etc. could work. The Twins are not going to part with their top prospects, especially after dropping Eddie Rosario. The Diamondbacks can seevalue in a few solid futures and reserves for their current roster. 

The topic was Snell, however, and unless the Rays are looking to save money I cannot see any benefit to giving up too much for 4-5 innings every fifth day. I'm not sure i would trade Larnach for Snell, straight up. That said, any conversation should be widened to include others pending the direction of Tampa Bay on roster and salary.


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Posted 28 December 2020 - 11:52 AM

Tradevalue has the Rays getting 60.9 in value for Blake Snell. https://www.baseball...ues.com/trades/

A comparable Twins offer would be something like Kirilloff (38), Balazovic (17.1) or Duran (17.9), and Rortvedt (2.9).

The closest the Twins have to Patino’s value (48.2) is Lewis (47.7). A trade involving Lewis would be something like Lewis, Celestino (8.5) and Rortvedt (2.9)

If the Rays wanted pitching and catching, a package of Balazovic, Duran and Jeffers (28.0) would have a trade value of 63.

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Posted 28 December 2020 - 12:34 PM

Don't think Twins fans would have been happy at that price-any of the 3 scenarios mentioned by Eris. Rays are selling high and getting plenty of potential return.

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Posted 28 December 2020 - 12:51 PM

 

Don't think Twins fans would have been happy at that price-any of the 3 scenarios mentioned by Eris. Rays are selling high and getting plenty of potential return.

 

Sitting on prospects has never gotten this team over the top.....nor has not signing free agents. 

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Posted 28 December 2020 - 02:16 PM

 

Sitting on prospects has never gotten this team over the top.....nor has not signing free agents. 

You're right. We've never gotten over the top, nor has it ever felt like we were over the top. 

 

There are always easy-to-spot needs going into every season. Today would be a very fun day to be a Padres fan. This isn't a type of joy we as Twins fans have gotten to feel very often.


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Posted 28 December 2020 - 02:31 PM

 

You're right. We've never gotten over the top, nor has it ever felt like we were over the top. 

 

There are always easy-to-spot needs going into every season. Today would be a very fun day to be a Padres fan. This isn't a type of joy we as Twins fans have gotten to feel very often.

 

They did under McPhail, when they went out and acquired FAs and veterans......

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Posted 28 December 2020 - 04:06 PM

By the end of the week, the Padres will have acquired Sonny Grey, Luis Castillo, Nelson Cruz, Jake Odorizzi, Trevor Bauer, etc. 


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Posted 28 December 2020 - 09:05 PM

By the end of the week, the Padres will have acquired Sonny Grey, Luis Castillo, Nelson Cruz, Jake Odorizzi, Trevor Bauer, etc.


And The Pods will still be 2nd Place in the NL West. Usually, buying that many FAs doesn’t achieve success. Instead, build a contender and then add two or three pieces to succeed in MLB.