Odds & Ends: Twins, Fien, Podsednik

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John
5 years 3 months ago

90 mil payroll, 184 million Mauer contract. Now a stats a guy? Carl Pohlad must be rolling over in his grave right now.

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TwinsVet
5 years 3 months ago

Anthony’s anti-sabermetrics philosophy must have people on this site dropping jaws…

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bdiddy7
5 years 3 months ago

What makes Sherman think that the Mets can land a “top-notch” starter with Martinez as the key piece?

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FortNeverLose
5 years 3 months ago

Have you seen what Martinez has been doing all winter/spring? He has been tearing it up, he’s only 21 years old and if he can stay healthy he’s going to be in the big leagues before the end of the season. The kid has a world of potential still and this spring has shown it.

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bdiddy7
5 years 3 months ago

Oh yeah, winter/spring numbers! Like they carry any weight. Please.

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vtadave
5 years 3 months ago

…and Delwyn Young is slugging .818 this spring.

So there’s a GM out there who is going to trade a “top-notch” starter based on a few spring at-bats? Now if he’s actually healthy in July and raking at the AAA or MLB level then as a PIECE of a package for a solid (what “top-notch” guys are going to be available?) starter? Sure.

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Twins GM
5 years 3 months ago

This is the METS, Perez is a “top-notch” starter to them. Many teams have junk like that to give away for a shot to see if Martinez is the next over hyped OF prospect (Escobar, Milledge, Gomez, the list goes on and on)

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cman
5 years 3 months ago

I am still shocked by Terry Ryan’s Santana trade. Man did we get hosed with that deal. Gomez stinks! The guy is dumb as dirt. Guerra (supposed ace potential), he stinks too. I don’t deny it we got hosed, but the Met’s farm system is awful.

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Guest
5 years 3 months ago

actually, Bill Smith turned Gomez and Mulvey in to Hardy and Rauch.

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0vercast
5 years 3 months ago

Absolutely! Turned a bad deal into a pretty damn good haul IMO, and saved a TON of money that’s now spread out over several players. The 22 mil the Twins would have spent on Santana is now going to Baker, Hudson, Hardy, Rauch, Blackburn, Guerrier, Kubel, Span, Thome and there’s still some left over.

BTW, they still have Guerra, too, who is still young. If Guerra is going to make it anywhere, it’s going to be in the Twins farm system.

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cman
5 years 3 months ago

PLEASEEE…..The Mets have nothing but junk to trade. Everyone saw their supposed top notch talents when they traded for Santana. Guerra (sp), garbage…..Mulvey (sp), garbage……Gomez (of), all speed, no bat and absolutely no brains, well ya know. GARBAGE.
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The Mets stink because their farm system is devoid of talent. F’Mart might end up being a halfway decent player, but demanding a “top-notch” starter. Sure (sarchastically)

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Guest
5 years 3 months ago

Because Martinez (spring stats aside) has a lot of potential and is not in MLB’s top 50 prospects but thats because Jonathan Mayo messed up and he admitted it. He has a lot of potential. The Mets couldd get Bronson Arroyo or Edwin Jackson at least. Maybe Paul Maholm or Zach Duke. Possibly James Shields.

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bdiddy7
5 years 3 months ago

And he’s enough as the key piece in a trade for a “top-notch” starter? I don’t think so. Since when are Arroyo and Jackson top-notch starters? Neither are Maholm or Duke. But, I agree, Martinez could fetch any one of those four except Jackson who would demand more than just Martinez. And there’s no way that the Rays would give up Shields for Martinez.

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aap212
5 years 3 months ago

If Martinez is healthy and performing, the Mets will want to replace Frenchy with him. If he’s injured or struggling, he won’t net them a top starter.

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Ian_Smell
5 years 3 months ago

Dear Rangers Front Office,

Ramon Vazquez’s time in Pittsburgh is over. The Pirates would not want very much in return, maybe some rakes for the groundscrew or feed for the Parrot. Either way, he is not welcome back to PNC Park.

Sincerely,
Ian Smell

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shockey12
5 years 3 months ago

Zack Stewart, David Purcey for Martinez?

They might not be top notch at the moment but in a few years Stewart will be a #2 while purcey could start or close in the bullpen

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myname_989
5 years 3 months ago

David Purcey, although he has tremendous upside, isn’t the “top-notch” starter Sherman was talking about in his article. They are looking for a co-ace. If they were going to make any deal, I’d find guys like Roy Oswalt, Brandon Webb, etc. to be more likely. That being said, I’m not sure the Mets can put a package together to land those guys.