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    Matt Garza

    Every sports writer in the country seems to believe Garza will be traded for a young bat. Now the Twins beat writer is pimping a Garza for Carlos Quentin deal.

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    If Carlos Quentin is all they are seeking, surely we can offer a LOT more. Maybe something like Votto and Francisco? The Twins also supposedly like Hatteberg. GET IT DONE, WAYNE!
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    Re: Matt Garza

    This seems like a deal that can be made. Hamilton for Garza? Seems like that would easily do it if Quentin is what they wanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AvesIce51 View Post
    This seems like a deal that can be made. Hamilton for Garza? Seems like that would easily do it if Quentin is what they wanted.
    Seriously. I would start with an offer of Votto and Francisco if all they were seeking was Quentin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AvesIce51 View Post
    This seems like a deal that can be made. Hamilton for Garza? Seems like that would easily do it if Quentin is what they wanted.
    Makes sense to me. Quentin is not a CF, which is what the Twins need ... and Quentin is coming off a poor season due to an injured shoulder.

    I'd go Hamilton, Hatty and a minor league arm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    Seriously. I would start with an offer of Votto and Francisco if all they were seeking was Quentin.
    I would rather try to trade a surplus area for us. After Hatte, who would play first unless we move Dunn there, then I would have NO problem with this.

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    Re: Matt Garza

    The Twins are also negotiating with the Red Sox for Coco Crisp. Garza is allegedly on the block in that deal.
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    Re: Matt Garza

    If the Sox get Garza, I have to believe they'd be shipping him elsewhere. Imagine Crisp + Prospect for Garza and then Garza, Lester, Prospect (Lowrie?) for Haren.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    I can see the Reds offering Votto for Garza or Votto and Stubbs. I see Jr. leaving after 2008 to either retirement or FA. without Jr. I see Dunn finally making the switch to 1B. that gives the Reds an OF of Hamilton, Bruce and somebody. I'd hate to lose Votto, but the if the Reds are really going for it in '08, they need another SP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    If the Sox get Garza, I have to believe they'd be shipping him elsewhere. Imagine Crisp + Prospect for Garza and then Garza, Lester, Prospect (Lowrie?) for Haren.
    That sounds very realistic. The Twins would ask for cash, too, which the Red Sox would happily include.
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    I would think the Twins would be a lot more interested in OFs than 1Bs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    I would think the Twins would be a lot more interested in OFs than 1Bs.
    Some, but, remember this is a team that wasted DH at bats on Jason Tyner, so it's not like they'd have to be all that picky about position to wind up with an offensive upgrade somewhere.
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    Re: Matt Garza

    Too bad the Reds have no CFs. I imagine that fact alone removes them from consideration for a deal like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Too bad the Reds have no CFs. I imagine that fact alone removes them from consideration for a deal like this.
    No, they have no CF's equal to the perceived skill of Torii Hunter. Both Votto and Hamilton trump his bat many times over.

    I guess it depends on the pitch and the pitchman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Too bad the Reds have no CFs. I imagine that fact alone removes them from consideration for a deal like this.
    You could sell Hamilton as a CF based on the supernatural athlete tag. Plus, it doesn't sound like it has to be a CF, if the Twins are seriously considering Carlos Quentin, then Hamilton's got more than enough glove to fill the bill.

    Votto's the guy who probably doesn't fit because of Justin Morneau. The Twins have no need for a 1B.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Too bad the Reds have no CFs. I imagine that fact alone removes them from consideration for a deal like this.
    It's going to depend on what they get for Santana, isn't it? If they get a CFer + pitchers for him, they'll look to fill other positions for Garza or a pitcher they get in that deal. But, if they're even looking at Crisp, it's probably safe to assume they want some serious defense in CF, because they're not looking at him for his bat.
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