2012 - July Trade Deadline Moves
#1 - Josh Willingham, Francisco Liriano, Alexi Casilla to Pittsburgh Pirates
for AAA OF - Robbie Grossman (b- grade), A+ SP - Jameson Taillon (a- grade), A SS - Alen Hanson (b/b+ grade), AAA SP - Kyle McPherson (c+ grade), & AAA/MLB RP - Evan Meek.
* if they're unwilling to part with Taillon , get A Ball pitcher Luis Heredia instead....a rich man's version of Adrian Salcedo with strikeout potential.
#2 - Matt
First things first, I want to say that I firmly believe these players, while mostly currently in the Minor Lgs. are A) Big League Ready and B) More than likely available for Trade within their respective organizations. & C) Should fit well within the Twins budget as many of these players have no to little Service Time. & D) Are young/ Prospects, green or raw because that Clearly is the best way to invest you're time energy and Money and NOT Free Agency as proven time and time again also
(4) Four games in, and not the start we all envisioned to be sure.
(5) Five letters for us all to consider
R-E-L-A-X I just hope the Twins, particularly the coaches and the players can just take a deeeeep breath relax, stay calm, not panick and just play baseball.
Getting 1 out of these next 2 against the Angels would be a great start and if they just play ball they can do that.
Next is the Texas Rangers, after stud southpaw Matt Harrison in game