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  1. John Bonnes's Avatar
    Funny. Just an hour ago on the podcast I asked Aaron where Gary Sanchez, who was the other super highly ranked prospect in Pelotero, ended up. It would be neat to end up with both him & Sano with the Twins. (Can we add Juan Carlos for our middle infield, too?)
  2. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    Pitching it is!! Our first choice anyway, right?
  3. Oldgoat_MN's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mnfanforlife
    If the Twins could work something out for Jurickson Profar....do it. Include any minor leaguers but Sano/Rosario, and I would pull the trigger
    Not Arcia!

    The Yankees would find Willingham's contract appealing. They are working pretty hard to lower payroll. Sadly, they too are looking in their own farm system for a SS, so probably couldn't get one from them.
  4. bteichr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mnfanforlife
    If the Twins could work something out for Jurickson Profar....do it. Include any minor leaguers but Sano/Rosario, and I would pull the trigger
    Of course, but the Rangers are not trading Profar.
  5. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by AM.
    Carlos Rodon. That's a pro for trading Willingham you are missing. The sooner the Twins trade Willingham, the better they position themselves for the top pick in 2014.
    I'm on board. Rodon and Beede both highly-regarded.
  6. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    If the Twins could work something out for Jurickson Profar....do it. Include any minor leaguers but Sano/Rosario, and I would pull the trigger
  7. Jeff P's Avatar
    The Yankees are a logical team to trade with but it seems too good to be true that we would get as much or more for Willingham as we got for Span. I think a good prospect at lower levels would be more realistic (on the level of a Max Kepler). I would rather have that than another 5th starter.
  8. Gene Larkin Fan Club's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by AM.
    When you get to Morneau, I'd focus on Texas, which has three good SSs aged 25 or under.
    I'm hoping Terry Ryan has the Rangers cued up on speed dial. Once a week, TR should fake a butt-dial and hope it generates a discussion.
  9. AM.'s Avatar
    When you get to Morneau, I'd focus on Texas, which has three good SSs aged 25 or under.
  10. AM.'s Avatar
    Carlos Rodon. That's a pro for trading Willingham you are missing. The sooner the Twins trade Willingham, the better they position themselves for the top pick in 2014.
  11. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mnfanforlife
    I do not see any scenario where Willingham gets traded for another OF, or a C (we are pretty much set for hitters right now), but maybe a SS. I would bet Terry Ryan will be looking for nothing but pitching in return for Josh, and Justin too, for that matter.
    I don't discount that. That would be my preference too.
  12. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    I do not see any scenario where Willingham gets traded for another OF, or a C (we are pretty much set for hitters right now), but maybe a SS. I would bet Terry Ryan will be looking for nothing but pitching in return for Josh, and Justin too, for that matter.
  13. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
    Soriano is similar. Older, not as good offensively anymore. Probably would cost the Yankees less in money and players. I wouldn't debate that he would be a decent fit for the Yankees.
  14. jorgenswest's Avatar
    I would be surprised if he brought a top 100 prospect. How much more value does he bring than a Soriano who the Yankees could get for much less than a top 100 prospect? On the other hand, he is at peak value now and the Twins should seriously listen to an offer. They can't expect to be blown away. He is a DH with a history of injuries.
  15. Brad Swanson's Avatar
    This is an excellent run-down. Very valid points on both ends.

    I think the only way to let Willingham play out his contract would be if the Twins honestly think they can contend in 2014. I'm starting to think it's not completely crazy that they can, but a lot would have to go right this season and in the 2013 off-season. Basically, if they want to wait through all of 2013 before they trade him, I'd be fine with that.

    In the Yankees scenario you proposed, I'd probably try to get Angelo Gumbs, but that is beside the point. If the Twins aren't going to contend in 2014, they should really try to get what they can, rather than letting him walk with no return. Luckily, they can keep evaluating deals until the 2014 trade deadline.
    Updated 02-24-2013 at 10:18 PM by Brad Swanson
  16. beckmt's Avatar
    Yes, he should be available for the right offer. I would have to be better than the rumors last year. The difference is that most teams will not give upside prospect pitching in a deal for a good outfielder
  17. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
    Strive, eh... I'm going to have to change that.

    He'll "make strides" and "thrive"... or strive. New meaning.
  18. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    1) Woohoo Colabello! Hope you're right.
    2) Haha about the 2B/SS combo's
    3) Duensing will "strive" as a LHRP, or "thrive"?? Strive is probably more accurate right now.
    4) Completely agree about CF, RF, 1B situations.
  19. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
    That has been a recurring issue. I'll let Brock know...
  20. nfisch22's Avatar
    Is there some reason I can't see all the comments on the article that is on the main page? I only see the first comment even though it says theres been like 8.
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