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    Span to Nationals

    for the Nats 2011 #1 pick, Alex Meyer.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...nard-span.html

    Meyer, the 23rd overall selection of the 2011 draft, pitched well in 2012, his lone season as a pro. He pitched at Class A, posting a 2.86 ERA with 9.7 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 129 innings. The 6'9" 22-year-old might rank sixth among Twins prospects, John Manuel of Baseball America notes (on Twitter).
    Here are Meyer's stats.
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/mi...ww.typepad.com

    I am guessing the equivalent offer would have been if the Reds sent Stephenson to the Twins. Meyer is older and was taken about 5 slots ahead of Stephenson in 2011. He was ranked by BA as the Nats #6 prospect prior to 12.
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    Re: Span to Nationals

    Just posted in the news thread. He's a similar prospect to Robert Stephenson.
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    Re: Span to Nationals

    Now go get Morse for LF.
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    Re: Span to Nationals

    Quote Originally Posted by LvJ View Post
    Now go get Morse for LF.
    More likely the Nats let Laroche walk and play Morse at 1b.

    Span, 28, provides the Nationals with an established center fielder. His presence will presumably keep Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth in outfield corners. It could also impact the Nationals' interest in Adam LaRoche, since Michael Morse's primary position might now be first base. Alternatively, the Nationals could move Morse to a team seeking offense and continue pursuing LaRoche.
    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#o2trIqtTjQU733oL.99

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    Re: Span to Nationals

    If this prospect is like Stephenson, I am overjoyed that the Reds did not trade for Span.

    Good non-move for Reds, IMO.

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    Re: Span to Nationals

    There is question if Meyers will stick as a starter, but I'm sure the Twins don't feel that way. This one's all on some scout somewhere. I didn't know Meyer was from Greensburg, IN though. That's pretty close to Cincinnati.

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    Re: Span to Nationals

    I don't know much about Meyer. It would seem that his age, etc might make Cingrani a better comp as his age may make him closer to the bigs than Stephenson. Obviously a tall lad.

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    Re: Span to Nationals

    Here is a Minnesota article on the trade. It has a link to video on Meyer.
    http://www.startribune.com/sports/twins/181434491.html

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    Re: Span to Nationals

    I wonder if this means Bourn to the Phillies is imminent.
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    Re: Span to Nationals

    Good. I didn't want Span. Too much to pay anyway.
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    Re: Span to Nationals

    Span is a hard one to figure out. He's got his devotees in Minnesota that feel they got robbed. On the other hand, his numbers are just okay, which in today's environment may actually be good.

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    Re: Span to Nationals

    Uhh, this is Span's tweet from 3 hours ago:

    Denard Span ‏@thisisdspan

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    Re: Span to Nationals

    Quote Originally Posted by mdccclxix View Post
    Uhh, this is Span's tweet from 3 hours ago:
    Wonder how fast his agent is going to have him take that tweet down?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdccclxix View Post
    There is question if Meyers will stick as a starter, but I'm sure the Twins don't feel that way. This one's all on some scout somewhere. I didn't know Meyer was from Greensburg, IN though. That's pretty close to Cincinnati.
    He's pitched against my high school a few times, which likely makes him the only pro baseball player who has ever competed for or against them lol.

    Huge overpay for Span btw. Very glad the Reds didn't get involved.
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    Re: Span to Nationals

    Quote Originally Posted by WildcatFan View Post
    Just posted in the news thread. He's a similar prospect to Robert Stephenson.
    I think he is more Corcino/Cingrani than Stephenson. As prospects they are all different, but in terms of prospect value, I think he is a lot closer to Corcino or Cingrani than he is to Stephenson.


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