Originally Posted by MoneyInTheBank
According to Jonathan Mayo, MLB.com's prospect expert, Meyer was the 50th ranked prospect in all of baseball, so we are not talking about some middling prospect. For reference, Stephenson was listed at 55, Cingrani 57 and Corcino 71.
I'm sure Meyer is very talented, but beside the whole "prospects are just unproven players who could easily flame out" thing, Cingrani seems to be somewhat similarly valued. The big difference being that Cingrani (just a year older) already has ML experience. Would you have said "no" to Span-for-Cingrani straight up? I'm sure some would, but I'd do that trade in a heartbeat. I'm just surprised because we had heard so much about how the asking price for Span was monstrous. Most likely the Twins just like Meyer a lot more than our guys.