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12-08-2011 04:49 PM #286
12-08-2011 04:52 PM #287Plus Member Since December 2008 All-Star
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Hey SG, do you own a Gibson SG guitar? I realized you probably should.
12-08-2011 04:53 PM #288
We'll see if Duquette and his new guys have changed anything. I'll leave the door open.
12-08-2011 04:53 PM #289
12-08-2011 04:57 PM #290
On top of that, even if this is the case, I still don't get why you give up anything of value for him. Do you really think teams are beating down the door for him?
Good chance we see at least 5 pitchers made available in the next 10 days that are as good or better than him.
And what about Japanese FAs? or Mexican league guys? Or slow pitch softball pitchers? Those guys are always out there.
12-08-2011 05:01 PM #291
12-08-2011 05:04 PM #292
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I hate this trade. I hate the Teagarden trade. It doesn't even matter the names of the players. Teams like the Orioles that are 70 win teams should not be trading even C grade prospects for AAAA/fringe MLBers. Not ever!
While the chance of it biting us in the behind are pretty low, the philosophy behind it is deeply troubling. We shouldn't be wasting any time -- and certainly not any resources for these types of players.
12-08-2011 05:12 PM #293
According to this link, the PTBNL was Daniel Turpen.
Turpen, 25, acquired last spring from the Red Sox for catcher Michael McKenry, went 2-4 with a 4.83 ERA and finished 11-for-16 in save opportunities for the Rockies' Double-A Tulsa affiliate.
12-08-2011 05:14 PM #294
Now, he is due more money and the PTBNL could be better than what we gave up for Eveland but whatever...He has a chance to be a difference maker and was out there for pennies on the dollar.
12-08-2011 05:17 PM #295
12-08-2011 05:17 PM #296
12-08-2011 05:23 PM #297
12-08-2011 05:24 PM #298
SG, you just haven't acquired DD's taste for trades yet, is all.
12-08-2011 05:32 PM #299
Once again we waste resources. Not saying I don't want Eveland, but we continue to give away minor leaguers. The idea was to bring in as much talent to the organization top to bottom. We are lessening our chances of doing that by doing these moves. We have now given up 3 prospects (and one more through PTBNL) for two guys who you should be able to get by asking nicely (yes I know I am exaggerating). Those 3 players could be added to real deals to maximize the value we get back and bring more talent to the organization.
I'm buying him a sweatervest.
12-08-2011 05:45 PM #300
Really, just look at a list of minor league free agents and most of the pitchers on there will be better than Eveland...