I looked at trades the last several years and the return is either a player that isn't fitting on another teams roster or a non prospect.
Would you trade Correia for a guy out of options that isn't making another team's roster as a 4th OF?
Worley's 10+ ERA jumped with a 3-run first tonight. No way do I want to trade Correia. It's going to be hard to evaluate talent when you are always 6 runs down.
Now, trading Worley? I thought he was going to win the fifth starter job. Now I'd take about anything.
I feel at this time Worley is out, with Diamond not far behind. Really, with what Diamond has shown, would you keep him over Deunsing, Thielbar, Hoffman, or even Thompson at this point as a LH in the pen?
With so many SP falling by the way due to injury all of a sudden, an inexpensive vet SP like Correia, signed for just this year, might never have more value than he has right now. (Already stated)
I think the question is, do the Twins feel comfortable starting the season with Deduno and Gibson at 4 & 5?
(would love to see it)
Not sure why a team would need to "scout" KC if they are interested in trading for him, he is pretty much a known asset at this point.
There is really no reason why the Twins should be trading May. His trade value isn't near its peak and the Twins cant afford to trade away any legit pitching prospects.
Man, did worley look terrible tonight. Maybe Johnson gets a shot if someone goes down or they could send Pressly down to be stretched out as a starter if they move Correia. This could be an opportune time to see if Pressly can start.
Part of Blyleven's point was that Sanatana was a rule 5 player who followed a very similar path. Does Pressly have the same type of ceiling as Santana ? Highly unlikely but the Astros did not think enough of him to protect him from the rule 5 draft and the Marlins wanted Jared Camp (who never made it to the ML level) ahead of Sanatana. I don't think it makes sense to assume we know exactly what Pressly can be just yet.
In fact we had a bit of a brouhaha about it because many of us thought it was silly to need scouts to evaluate Correia at this point in his career and we preferred Ryan to base his decision on Jack Goin and the data team instead. So regardless of how everyone feels about that dustup now, at the very least, the Twins still use scouts to evaluate veteran pitchers, it stands to reason the Rays would too.
Someone could probably just send these guys a Youtube link and save the organization the travel costs.
What I did say was to offer a Twins top 11-20 prospect and an established RP plus one of the Twins spare 1B-men (which could include Plouffe) and see what the Astros thought---- as a place to start the negotiations. They clearly have already indicated that they don't want to pay Castro longer-term and they might desire something from what the Twins have to offer. You don't know what's of interest to another club until you ask- if the price is too dear, no harm done, you simply walk away.