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Twins trade Denard Span to Washington for Alex Meyer

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Twins trade Denard Span to Washington for Alex Meyer

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:09 pm

@NationalsPR The #Nationals today acquired OF Denard Span from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league RHP Alex Meyer.


Nice move for the Nationals. I'd trade a good low level pitching prospect to have Span at 2/12 with an option for 3/21.

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Re: Twins trade Denard Span to Washington for Alex Meyer

Postby nilodnayr » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:20 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
@NationalsPR The #Nationals today acquired OF Denard Span from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league RHP Alex Meyer.


Nice move for the Nationals. I'd trade a good low level pitching prospect to have Span at 2/12 with an option for 3/21.


...if we were planning on competing in the next few years.
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Re: Twins trade Denard Span to Washington for Alex Meyer

Postby toonsterwu » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:58 pm

Honestly, I feel like this is a nice move for both sides. Washington gets a good defensive CF and a top of the order hitter for a young, far away arm. It gives them the flexibility to not overpay LaRoche (or to over-pay him and deal Morse).

Twins badly need an infusion of young talent, and Meyer is a good gamble. I know a lot of people think he's risky, and I do too, but he's a good, high upside arm, and for Span ... I like it.

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Re: Twins trade Denard Span to Washington for Alex Meyer

Postby Rob » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:00 pm

nilodnayr wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
@NationalsPR The #Nationals today acquired OF Denard Span from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league RHP Alex Meyer.


Nice move for the Nationals. I'd trade a good low level pitching prospect to have Span at 2/12 with an option for 3/21.


...if we were planning on competing in the next few years.


I'm taking the seemingly complete lack of interest in Upton and Span as a sign the front office might be more hopeful in Brett Jackson's future than I had assumed.

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Re: Twins trade Denard Span to Washington for Alex Meyer

Postby toonsterwu » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:08 pm

Rob wrote:
nilodnayr wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
@NationalsPR The #Nationals today acquired OF Denard Span from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league RHP Alex Meyer.


Nice move for the Nationals. I'd trade a good low level pitching prospect to have Span at 2/12 with an option for 3/21.


...if we were planning on competing in the next few years.


I'm taking the seemingly complete lack of interest in Upton and Span as a sign the front office might be more hopeful in Brett Jackson's future than I had assumed.


Honestly, and I still like Brett enough, I'm taking it as they weren't going to spend the dough on a guy when they likely won't compete for the playoffs in a the next year or two and that they weren't going to give up a high quality arm for a stopgap CF, which I agree with.

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Re: Twins trade Denard Span to Washington for Alex Meyer

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:20 pm

Rob wrote:I'm taking the seemingly complete lack of interest in Upton and Span as a sign the front office might be more hopeful in Brett Jackson's future than I had assumed.


Or that they just don't care.

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Re: Twins trade Denard Span to Washington for Alex Meyer

Postby treebird » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:29 pm

KyleJRM wrote:
Rob wrote:I'm taking the seemingly complete lack of interest in Upton and Span as a sign the front office might be more hopeful in Brett Jackson's future than I had assumed.


Or that they just don't care.


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Re: Twins trade Denard Span to Washington for Alex Meyer

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:30 pm

Treymon wrote:
KyleJRM wrote:
Rob wrote:I'm taking the seemingly complete lack of interest in Upton and Span as a sign the front office might be more hopeful in Brett Jackson's future than I had assumed.


Or that they just don't care.


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Re: Twins trade Denard Span to Washington for Alex Meyer

Postby pitchcs » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:12 pm

toonsterwu wrote:
Rob wrote:
nilodnayr wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
@NationalsPR The #Nationals today acquired OF Denard Span from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league RHP Alex Meyer.


Nice move for the Nationals. I'd trade a good low level pitching prospect to have Span at 2/12 with an option for 3/21.


...if we were planning on competing in the next few years.


I'm taking the seemingly complete lack of interest in Upton and Span as a sign the front office might be more hopeful in Brett Jackson's future than I had assumed.


Honestly, and I still like Brett enough, I'm taking it as they weren't going to spend the dough on a guy when they likely won't compete for the playoffs in a the next year or two and that they weren't going to give up a high quality arm for a stopgap CF, which I agree with.


Exactly correct...why pay for BJ Upton when his best years will be behind him when we're ready to compete? Like it or not, that's the front office new MO. And I'm all for it.
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Re: Twins trade Denard Span to Washington for Alex Meyer

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:23 pm

Because the Cubs not being "ready to compete" by the start of 2014 is [expletive] inexcusable.
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