November 28, 2007


Twins close to landing Delmon Young (La Velle E. Neal III, November 28th, 2007, Minneapolis Star Tribune)

The main pieces changing teams would be outfielder Delmon Young and righthander Matt Garza. But indications were strong on Wednesday that as many as six players could be involved.

In addition to Garza, the Twins would send Tampa Bay shortstop Jason Bartlett and reliever Juan Rincon for Young, shortstop Brendan Harris and outfielder Jason Pridie.

Rincon seems pretty much toast, but middle relievers have wild performance swings. Bartlett fills a big hole and a rotation of Kazmir, Garza, James Shields, Edwin Jackson, and Andy Sonnanstine/Jeff Niemann has a shot at being outstanding. If they'd just ink Carl Crawford to a long term deal there'd finally be reason for excitement in Tampa.

N.B. Buster Olney says the Rays are about to sign Troy Percival too.

Even better: the Rays apparently got a good prospect, Eduardo Morlan (a Cuban, no less), instead of Rincon.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 28, 2007 3:50 PM
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