Twins fan here, I just read that suggestion from ESPN, as a Twins fan I would LOVE that. Though Im not sure how realistic that is... With that being said, what would be an offer you think would be reasonable form a Reds standpoint? I assume the Twins would be interested in some of these players.
Billy Hamilton - As a 2nd basemen or shortstop, or if Cozart or Didi were involved as an outfielder to replace one of the 2 involved in the trade.
Zack Cozart - Proven he can play in the bigs and would be the best shortstop we've had in a while
Didi Gregorius - Our middle infield is awful, a player with Didi's upside would be nice and he seems ready for the show.
Daniel Corcino - The Twins desperately need pitching Corcino would be our top pitching prospect and would help in 2013.
Tony Cingrani - Would be our top pitching prospect and could help right away
Mike Leake - As a middle to back of the rotation starter
Devin Mesoraco - As a way to move Mauer to 1st base after this season
Drew Stubbs - A way to replace losing 2 starting OF and hold down fort until our top prospects are ready.
Personally I would love a package like Hamilton, Corcino, Leake, Stubbs. Im not sure what it would take to get that however.
If Hamilton could stick at 2nd base... He and Revere at the top of a lineup would be AMAZING to watch.
Hamilton isn't going anywhere. Our GM has said for a couple of years now that Hamilton isn't available.
Hamilton is a pipe dream. Nothing on the Twins could pry him from Walt.
Last edited by ChrisSabo17; 11-28-2012 at 11:20 PM.
Ok ya I figured Hamilton was a bit ridiculous. Ever since the trade deadline I was hoping for Didi and Corcino for Span
Sometimes it's hard to know the little things about a player unless you watch them everyday.
I don't really watch him everyday but from what I do know... He is a very good leadoff hitter, he goes deep into counts especially the first at bat of the game. He is really fast but isn't very aggressive as far as stealing bases. The only Twin that I remember recently stealing a ton of bases of Revere and thats because Im pretty sure he has a green light all the time since he's so fast. So I think Span could and would be more aggressive elsewhere. He seems like a good team guy, I've never heard of any bad things about him like I have other guys or recent guys like Glenn Perkins, and Danny Valencia. As far as the outfield he is usually a very reliable centerfielder. He doesn't have a great arm but it is good enough. He doesn't make a ton of amazing catches like Revere does, but he tracks everything he should down and has pretty good range. I actually like Span in center more than Revere, but thats mostly because Revere's arm is one of the worst I've ever seen haha. I hope this helps a little bit...? I know there are other guys in the Twins forum that would know a lot more than I do.
Reds Free Agents list:
M. Cairo-Let walk
S. Rolen- Offer bench/PH spot of let retire.
R. Ludwick- Try to resgin at the right price. DO NOT OVERPAY!!!
Last edited by letsgobrownies7; 11-30-2012 at 11:10 AM.
props to Bee for the sig!!
I'd let Cairo and Rolen walk. I like Rolen, but his best days are behind him, and he's always out half the season anyway because of his back.
and I agree with you on Ludwick. I heard he wants a lot, and hopefully Walt doesn't give in.
The Nats are shopping Morse according to MLB trade rumors . com. They are wanting to bring LaRoche back and have no room for Morse with the recent acquaition of Span.
Mike Morse makes a lot of sense for the Reds. He is inked for one more year. Power right handed left fielder just makes a lot of sense IMO. Any thoughts? He is younger (31) and I think a better cheaper option than Luddy. Morse will make just over 6 this year then will hit fa. In my opinion this is just as perfect as the Span situation. This time I hope Walt won't hesitate on a good oportunity.
What would it cost in prospects to pry Morse away from the Nats? The Nats don't have a lot of glaring needs. They have a solid rotation, outfield, pen and middle of the infield. I think it would take a young pitching prospect maybe two lower level prospects.
Last edited by ChrisSabo17; 11-30-2012 at 11:16 PM.
He struck out 97 times, however he had a .321 OBP. much better than Stubbs.
.The Reds have had conversations with the representatives for Victorino and Angel Pagan, GM Walt Jocketty confirmed to John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer. "Nothing formal though," added the GM, who confirmed speaking with Ludwick's agent as recently as last week
Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#JV6ke3olU6ZU31EB.99
props to Bee for the sig!!