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#21 Willihammer

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:01 PM

Another trade

Twins trade to Brewers: Josh Willingham, Chris Parmelee, and Chris Colabello
Brewers trade to Twins: Norichika Aoki

Why the Twins should do it: Aoki will be 31 which is not really young but technically younger than 34, he could leadoff, steal bases. Clears two roster spots.

Why the Brewers should do it: Aoki figures to be the odd man out in an outfield of Braun - Gomez - Khris Davis. They are looking for 1b bats and have been rumored to be interested in Corey Hart but might get outbid. Nobody will be outbidding them for Parmelee or Colabello.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:22 PM

Another trade

Twins trade to Brewers: Josh Willingham, Chris Parmelee, and Chris Colabello
Brewers trade to Twins: Norichika Aoki

Why the Twins should do it: Aoki will be 31 which is not really young but technically younger than 34, he could leadoff, steal bases. Clears two roster spots.

Why the Brewers should do it: Aoki figures to be the odd man out in an outfield of Braun - Gomez - Khris Davis. They are looking for 1b bats and have been rumored to be interested in Corey Hart but might get outbid. Nobody will be outbidding them for Parmelee or Colabello.

Although I have analyzed this post quite thoroughly and can't find the smoking gun. There has to be a Nishioka joke hidden somewhere in between the lines.:)

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:32 PM

Moving away from the Twins...

Understanding that Boston will probably be in the market for a New CF and the Angels most definitely need starting pitching, maybe a deal involving Peter Bourjos and Jake Peavy could help both clubs. I am sure there would have to be some more moving parts involved, but those two would seem like the focal point of this imaginary trade.

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 10:38 AM

Twins trade to Rockies: Michael Tonkin, Chris Colabello
Rockies trade to Twins: Josh Rutledge, 24, middle infielder

Why the Twins should do it: they need middle infielders that might hit. Rutledge's inconsistency to this point may or may not be due to issue with his leg kick, which if Dozier is any indication might be something the Twins coaching staff could solve.

Why the Rockies should do it: they need bullpen arms and bats and are trying to get them on the cheap

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 12:00 PM

Next I would be at san fran's door asking about vogelsong.


Vogelsong is actually a free agent right now. The Giants declined his $6.5 mil option (and if you look at his 2013 stats, you will understand why).

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 05:00 PM

Ryan Doumit for anyone with a pulse. I just hate seeing him and his mediocre-ness take up a roster spot.

But think of how many lively debates about framing we'd miss out on...

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 10:26 PM

Moving away from the Twins...

Understanding that Boston will probably be in the market for a New CF and the Angels most definitely need starting pitching, maybe a deal involving Peter Bourjos and Jake Peavy could help both clubs. I am sure there would have to be some more moving parts involved, but those two would seem like the focal point of this imaginary trade.


Angels probably should have adhered to your trenchant analysis. They've come away with David Freese instead.

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 10:42 PM

No trade for Arcia, the outfield immediate depth isn't great plus I don't understand the appeal of trading a starter for another without a replacement.

One season of Clete Thomas starting 1/3 of the games was enough

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 12:27 AM

I had thought his contract was over. That probably makes a Dozier trade unlikely.

Atlanta wants out from under his contract and will eat part of it to get rid of him.

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 08:41 AM

Glen Perkins for Austin Jackson

Edited by Parise11, 23 November 2013 - 08:44 AM.


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Posted 23 November 2013 - 01:27 PM

I would see if King Theo would take Berrios and Thorpe for Starlin Castro. It looks like they are moving their ETA to 2016 and a salary dump may be attractive.

Edited by howieramone, 23 November 2013 - 01:39 PM.


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Posted 23 November 2013 - 01:39 PM

I'm guessing that would be a no-go from Detroit, but i'd do it in a heartbeat.

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 04:21 PM

Angels probably should have adhered to your trenchant analysis. They've come away with David Freese instead.


Trenchant is way to kind, but I thought Bourjos had more value than that. Bourjos and Grichuk to the Cards for Freese and Salas... WTF?

But what the hell do I know?:)

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 06:02 PM

Could we convince the Cardinals to take Plouffe for some useful starting pitching?

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 11:54 PM

I'm guessing that would be a no-go from Detroit, but i'd do it in a heartbeat.

Tigers are said to be shopping A-Jax. Can't imagine we would have to add too much. A-Jax had a down year (mostly due to injury) and Perkins is one of the final pieces for them and is on a sweetheart deal.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 12:12 AM

In a Glen Perkins to the Detroit Tigers trade I would request Porcello and Rondon. If they scoff at that, I walk away from the table.

If I am trading an All-Star to a division rival, it is necessary to get absolute full value and it doesn't matter to me if he is a relief pitcher.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 01:04 AM

I like the Perkins for Webster deal. Or Henry Owens. I also like matt Barnes quite a bit 9as a 2nd piece).

The whole point of trading Perkins should be to bring in someone that is under contract longer than Perkins. Jackson and Porcello are FA's in 2 years.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:56 AM

The Blue Jays are putting together a package for the power-righty from the Cubs. What could we offer in a deal to get him outside our top 3?

I'd propose something like this as a starting place.

Hicks, Rosario, May, Gibson, Vargas, Hudson Boyd for Samardzija and Castro.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 11:01 AM

Quantity doesn't trump quality.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 11:10 AM

Quantity doesn't trump quality.

Touche.