In trading Span for pitching prospect, Twins bank on the future

  • Article by: LA VELLE E. NEAL III , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 30, 2012 - 9:40 AM

The Twins see Alex Meyer as a potential staff ace, but it cost them center fielder Denard Span.

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BallFourDec. 1, 12 2:20 PM

commonsens4u: The Twins management also considered Baker, Liriano, Slowey, Blackburn and Duensing to be potential staff aces BALLFOUR: Really? Prove that one. Liriano, yes. The others, nope.

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buccaneer44Dec. 1, 12 8:53 AM

At least we still have Plouffey!!

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patrickjayNov. 30, 12 7:57 PM

Its the Twins way! When he becomes a #1 starter and they cant afford him they will trade him away.I love rooting for a cheap team. Its the same old story! If we make the playoffs its always one and done and if we dont its a 90 loss season.

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vikings1Nov. 30, 12 3:42 PM

schwartzrl - "Think, too, of Kyle Lohse, whom the locals deemed a stiff but who was the second-best starter on a division-winning team" Yeah, 6 years later after he's traded by the Twins he becomes the "2nd best starter". What happened in between being traded by the Twins and becoming the "2nd best starter"? Answer: he bounced from two other teams and spent part of two seasons in the minor leagues...he also was only 55-55 w/ an ERA over 4 during those 6 years...hardly "2nd best starter stats".

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i01010101Nov. 30, 12 3:32 PM

Seriously, 1 guy for span!? This guy better be the second coming of Nolan Ryan or Johan Santana. Seriously though, did anyone really think the Twins were going to actually trade for someone who can start right now at the majors? Nope, too much money. I can't wait to see the over the hill players they sign later in the offseason. Boy, this is going to be the best Twins season yet! Bank on it!

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vikings1Nov. 30, 12 3:21 PM

schwartzrl - "Yes, Detroit let Young go, but only after he helped them reach the Series and won the ALCS MVP award...And if you want to invoke the Pierzynski trade, be aware that only the miraculous performance of Nathan made the deal so infamous." You coveniently ignore the fact tha D. Young did absolutely nothing for Detroit the last 1 1/2 years except have a great 5 games in the post season...I guess we better induct him into the hall of fame because he was the ALCS MVP. And belittling the AJ trade is ridiculous...Mauer was going to be the starting catcher so we had to trade AJ. You also fail to mention we got Liriano, another servicable starter in Bonser, along with Nathan, for AJ (who was expendable). You think the Giants would do that trade over again? Hate Ryan and the Twins if you want too but at least get your facts straight.

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moretaxesnowNov. 30, 12 2:33 PM

I get a lot of Twins tickets free through work. This spring I'm having a shirt made that says "My tickets were free, what's your excuse?" so that if my mug gets shown on TV people don't think I'm a fool for paying for this garbage AAA team. We better see a lot of paper bag heads in Target Field this season.

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commonsens4uNov. 30, 12 2:30 PM

No use buying season tickets this year, if I want to torture myself and go to a game I'll just scalp a lower bowl ticket for $5 just before opening pitch.

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commonsens4uNov. 30, 12 2:21 PM

"The Twins see Alex Meyer as a potential staff ace..." Oh boy, here we go again. The Twins management also considered Baker, Liriano, Slowey, Blackburn and Duensing to be potential staff aces and look how they all turned out.

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puckluck77Nov. 30, 12 2:17 PM

Time will tell if the Pitcher will pan out.. In the meantime, THIS WAS ANOTHER SALARY DUMP! The new ballpark will be half empty next season. Better pull out those good moves youve been saving Terry. ASAP. leftovers are all the twins will get at this rate... and those type of players wont get us out of last place, and the worst home record in MLB, EMBARRASSING!

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