Thursday, November 29, 2007

Rays-Twins Trade

It's not everyday you see a bunch of young players traded. Interesting deal. Like everyone else seems to be doing, I have to give an edge to the Rays. They get a third solid pitcher to slot behind Kazmir and Sheilds and deal from a strength -- outfield depth -- to do it. And Young isn't as good as a lot of people think he is.

The Twins are supposed to have a lot of young pitchers ready to move up and into the rotation, but with Garza gone and Silva and Santana all but gone, that's 3/5 of the end-of-season rotation out the door. Yikes. Makes me wonder if they are banking on getting two of the Yankees' trio of young pitchers for Johan.

UPDATE: Aaron Gleeman, master of all things Minnesota Twins, breaks the deal down here.

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