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    The Padres have me in shock – talk about aggressive.Of course Preller went wild a few years ago and nothing good came of it. This time could be more successful for them.  

    At this point Rooker, Larnach, and Kiriloff are probably hoping for a trade since the Twins have left them in St Paul all year.

    The Twins trade proposal in that link… David Venn panicked and came up with that on the spot. It’s the only explanation. 

    I thought the same. I do think these predictions are just MLB’s staff writers throwing stuff at the wall, not a response to anything they’ve heard from connected sources. Still, both of the predictions involving the Twins seem like overpays, the suggested Yastrzemski deal especially—their top position and pitching prospects for a lefty-hitting outfielder (and more an interesting late bloomer, at that, than a player with a long established track record) when they have lots of lefty outfielders and the offensive help they need is from the right side? Insane.

    Going for an impact starter and centering the trade around one of their outfield prospects is a better strategy. The harder the Twins FO goes after a starter, I imagine, the more it shows they doubt Pineda and/or Odorizzi will be back to full strength down the stretch. It’ll be interesting to see what happens.

    Aggressive moves would be quite counter to the Danny Coulombe and Ildemaro Vargas type moves that have been the responses to half the team being injured.  

    It’s so hard to invest hardcore into a season that looks like it « should be safe to finish. »Seeing what the Rockies had to give up for Givens was too much, and really turned me off.However, that being said, much like the Rockies, Rooker, Kirilloff, and Larnach are log jammed.I’d strongly prefer to move Rooker or Wallner, or even Cavaco before moving Larnach or Kirilloff.Sano is close to moving to a permanent DH role when Cruz is done, insert Kirilloff or Kepler.Rosario could get some return in the off-season with having another year of arbitration.Add a top ten prospect and another from the top 30, and we get some solid pitching.

    I also have seen a number of moves on the Athletic, most involved sending out Royce Lewis for immediate help, 3 players in a Lance Lynn deal.  

    I could see the Twins moving Rosario for help, if the pitcher was very front line.  

    One rumor had them moving Polanco and lewis for Borgarts.Who knows, we shall see, I also expect no or a small move. Lots of PTBNL moves, which suggest some of the contending clubs are giving up lower prospects with more upside.

    I think the winner of the World Series this year is going to have a sizable asterisk. All the uncertainty with the schedule, injuries league wide, possible shut downs from COVID, no fans, 7 inning double headers, potential neutral site playoffs…it’s hard to imagine going all in being a prudent risk. 
    I might be a little down because of the recent slump, but feels like we should sort of ride this baby out. If someone comes up with an offer you can’t refuse with a good pitcher we can control for a few years — take it. Otherwise, let the chips fall where they may on this oddest of years.

    I also have seen a number of moves on the Athletic, most involved sending out Royce Lewis for immediate help, 3 players in a Lance Lynn deal.  

    I could see the Twins moving Rosario for help, if the pitcher was very front line.  

    One rumor had them moving Polanco and lewis for Borgarts.Who knows, we shall see, I also expect no or a small move. Lots of PTBNL moves, which suggest some of the contending clubs are giving up lower prospects with more upside.

    I saw this, but struggle with the simple fact we have so many outfielders, who could be first baseman (Wallner, Kirilloff, Larnach, Rooker, Wiel).We finally have a SS, who could be a dynamic outfielder in Lewis.Trade from our wealth, not our necessities.

    My nominee for Most Tactful Sentence of the Week goes to MLBTR in their analysis of the Twins’ starting pitching needs: « It’s not clear how the organization’s familiarity with Lynn affects their interest. »

    My nominee for Most Tactful Sentence of the Week goes to MLBTR in their analysis of the Twins’ starting pitching needs: « It’s not clear how the organization’s familiarity with Lynn affects their interest. »

    I don’t know what they’re paying whoever wrote that but give them a raise. That is breathtaking.

    The Padres have me in shock – talk about aggressive.Of course Preller went wild a few years ago and nothing good came of it. This time could be more successful for them.  

    At this point Rooker, Larnach, and Kiriloff are probably hoping for a trade since the Twins have left them in St Paul all year month.

    I think the winner of the World Series this year is going to have a sizable asterisk. All the uncertainty with the schedule, injuries league wide, possible shut downs from COVID, no fans, 7 inning double headers, potential neutral site playoffs…it’s hard to imagine going all in being a prudent risk. 
    I might be a little down because of the recent slump, but feels like we should sort of ride this baby out. If someone comes up with an offer you can’t refuse with a good pitcher we can control for a few years — take it. Otherwise, let the chips fall where they may on this oddest of years.

    I agree but about the asterisk but…it’s still a trophy and (some equivalent of) a parade.

    Yeah. For those that buy into Baseball Trade Values (personally I believe they are quite flawed), an equally valued package from the Twins would have been Duran, Wade and Gordon. Additions of Thorpe, Smeltzer, Cave etc. would have created a surplus from Twins….

    Less than three hours to go. Hopefully, we won’t trade for a pitcher without doing due diligence on his medical records because there wasn’t time…like last year.

    Personally, am fine with them making no moves or a minor move. Biggest help should come from getting the gang back together. Certainly don’t want to move one of the top three or four prospects. But then you all know how I feel about prospects.

    I guess we’re getting ready to find out how « inexhaustible » Cleveland’s SP depth is. Does this mean that Plesac is forgiven for his Covid faux pas?

    Clevenger was supposed to be toxic, bad person, not real good in the clubhouse, and had poisoned his relationship with a lot of players on the club. Cleveland did not get a great return, but time will tell.

    San Diego emptied the drawer full of extra parts. What a steal. A couple players with some potential if you squint hard enough. I thought the Indians would get a high-ranked SP or MI prospect in return for a difference maker.

    It does look a little light, but if you look at the 2019 stats for Cantillo, Miller and Arias, it looks a whole lot better for Cleveland. They’re all at least trending in the right way.

    The other three appear to be roster filler at this point, but Quantrill – at least on the surface – has been good in the pen this year and Naylor is still young enough that he could turn into a serviceable bench piece. Hedges probably is what he is at this point.

    This is the second year in row they’ve let go of an ace starting pitcher at the trade deadline when they were seemingly competing for the postseason. Last year, at least, they added help in the form of Puig and Reyes. This year … no so much.

    I get not wanting to have malcontents on your team, but this seems a pretty high price to pay for clubhouse harmony. This is purely speculation, but I wonder if the org is bowing too much to Francona’s wishes. It almost seems like CLE was going to dump Clevinger one way or the other, and this is the best (non-division) offer they got. 

    Whatever. I’ll take it. I like having him out of the division, out of the AL, and I think Cleveland got worse unless they make some other big moves at the deadline.



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