Re: Tidbit from BA's Twins prospect chat
Lohse is a live arm with middle rotation potential. He's been inconsistent, to say the least - but whats the big deal in giving up a guy most peg as a pen arm if he reaches his ceiling?
The fact that he would be one of our top 10 prospects is merely a reflection on our poor farm system. Not that Ward is an out of this world prospect.
Ward had nice numbers, but IMO these are numbers he should have been putting up at Low A ball all along. He did just what he should have. Its quite possible, IMO, that Krivsky sold a relief pitcher while his value was high, to get a starting pitcher at the ML level.
Now Ward may exceed all expectations in the long run, and it could turn out this was a bad trade. But its an acceptable risk IMO, and I think its a solid move from Krivsky - especially when we need so much help at the upper levels of our franchise.
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