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Twins Acquire RHP John Gant for J.A. Happ


2 minutes ago, KBJ1 said:

Anything for Happy & Robles is a win just because they are now, thankfully, off the roster.

Cruz trade made great sense and whi says we cant sign him next year.

Berrios leaving is a sad situation. 

Maybe the Twins will be in position to bid for his services in 2023..

The win now window with this team has closed. They blew it by not signing a closer for 2019 & 2020.

If they learn anything it is when you are close, you only have a 1-3 year window to win with the talent you have before they become to expensive. You therefore MUST acquire the pieces you need to get to the top when your window is open. Not doing that, then selling off the pieces and trying to live on future hope,  is what always dooms this franchise. (2019 & a closer like Rosenbaum comes to mind. Rogers, Duffy, May & Rosenbaum would have been a formidable pen) This years bullpen was a joke.

Supposedly Brad Hand was very interested in coming home this off-season. We chose Colome instead. Sigh.

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2 hours ago, jkcarew said:

Any truth to rumors that Twins were reticent,,,willing to walk away…but then the Cardinals promised to start him in a game this weekend if the Twins pulled the trigger?

Realized a short while ago that the Twins are playing the Cardinals this weekend. In all seriousness, since this is such a low-wattage trade and the only Twins trade of this deadline with current major leaguers going both ways, I wonder whether they (and maybe the Cards too) prioritized making a deal with the squad that was already in the same city.

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5 hours ago, LA VIkes Fan said:

Wait, am I reading this right? We got a 28 year old pitcher on a real major league roster with a sub 3.5 ERA and a AA pitcher for the withered husk of J.A. Happ? Wow .....  just, wow. 

Did not know about this till later in the day as I was working at an area golf course.  Came home to find my spouse of 28 years and a LIFE LONG Cardinals fan more than p*issed about this fleecing. Although we're watching the game together she hasn't talked to me for the last 20 minutes as I've been reading all the posts on this thread....LOL.  

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Getting rid of the corpse of JA Happ makes me so happy I could plotz. It was a perfectly reasonable signing in the off-season that crapped out completely after 5 starts. The last 12 have been basically a nightmare and getting rid of him for anything is awesome. He's been absolutely destroyed too many times in the last 2 months for me to ever want to see him in a Twins uniform on the mound ever again.

I will be checking out Cardinals box scores just to see if he has a Lance Lynn-like rebound...but I don't think he will.

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12 minutes ago, jmlease1 said:

I will be checking out Cardinals box scores just to see if he has a Lance Lynn-like rebound...but I don't think he will.

Depending on how the Cardinal rotation is set up and what they want to do, he could be ready for a start on August 1, against... the Twins. Anyone want to predict a 2021-ish outcome to such a game? Nah, that would be on short rest.  But, need I repeat, this is 2021.

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This could be the greatest trade in Major League history!

The fact that the Cardinals actually gave us 2 players and didn’t demand we throw in Buxton to take Happ off our hands makes it better than the Babe Ruth trade from Boston to the Yankees for cash.

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