Thursday, November 29, 2007

Rumor Mill: Garza for Young

Update: It seems most people believe the Twins won this one
Update, 6:07 AM: It's official
Wed 11/28 3:43PM: The Minnasota Twins and Tampa Bay Rays are close to a franchise changing deal. The Twins are reportedly ready to send young stud, Matt Garza along with Jason Bartlett and Juan Rincon to the Rays for former #1 pick, Delmon Young plus Brendan Harris and Jason Pridie. First off, I believe that the Rays lost this deal by a lot. Delmon Young is way more valuable than Matt Garza! Although it was about time the Rays dumped one of their young outfielders.
The Rays will head into '08 with a starting three of Kazmir, Shields, and Garza (assuming the Mets don't get Kazmir... Hey I can dream, can't I?). They may actually win 80 games with that young core and Rincon setting up. Bartlett will provide some competition for youngster, Reid Brignac.
Now, the most crucial part of this trade... Johan Santana? Last year Santana expressed his displeasure with the way Twins management seemingly gave up on the season when they traded Luis Castillo to New York. Now that they have given up one of the crucial members of the rotation, I believe Santana just stuck his foot out the door.

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