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It seems like there’s always been smoke between Joe Mauer and the Red Sox. There’s likely no fire. According to Peter Gammons, the Red Sox have inquired about Mauer multiple times recently but were informed by the Twins that the three-time batting champion is not being traded. Mauer’s name has been tossed around as a potential option for the Sox for quite a while. Most recently, he was considered an option when the Twins placed the 29-year-old on waivers shortly after Boston dealt away Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and thus gained significant financial flexibility. Acquiring Mauer in a deal would certainly require that flexibility, as the five-time All-Star is slated to make roughly $142.5 million over the next six seasons under his current contract. Mauer is coming off a season in which he hit .319 with 10 home runs and 85 RBIs while getting on base at a .416 clip. His career average sits at .323 while his on-base percentage is a fantastic .405. Red Sox inquired on ...
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The Minnesota Twins are expected to have an “active” winter
meetings next week in Nashville, and there’s belief that a trade of center
fielder Denard Span “is coming,” reports 1500 ESPN.
The same source said of next week's winter meetings in
Nashville: "Look for an active meetings." The belief is a trade of
center fielder Denard Span is coming...
Next week, Minnesota Twins prospect Kyle Gibson will leave Fort Myers, Fla., for a weeklong mission trip in the Dominican Republic. After that, the 25-year-old right-hander will spend as much time with his family as he can this offseason and take his mind off of baseball, at least for a little while.
After all, this upcoming spring will be a big one for Gibson.
The Minnesota Twins...
Another day, another NL East team solves their center field problem. Yesterday, the Braves spent $75 million to sign B.J. Upton to a contract that is perfectly fair and should provide them with a quality player going forward. Today, the Nationals spent $21 million — and, to be fair, a solid pitching prospect — and got a similarly valuable player in Denard Span. Advantage,...
The Minnesota Twins are desperately in need of starting pitchers. Recently the Twins have engaged Francisco Liriano about a return to the team. Lirano was traded from the Twins to the Chicago White Sox midway though last season.
Liriano, 29, finished last season with a 5.34 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP.
The Twins have had Liriano on their roster for each of his seven big league seasons. After...
MINNEAPOLIS Outfielder Denard Span had been rumored several times as a possible trading chip for the Minnesota Twins. On Thursday, the club finally dealt him.
The Twins traded Span to the Washington Nationals in exchange for 22-year-old right-handed pitching prospect Alex Meyer. A first-round pick of the Nationals in 2011, Meyer reached High-A Potomac last season. Between two different...
After years of trying to get Denard Span off the Twins, the Nationals have finally got their man. My first thoughts:
Span give the Nats a legitimate leadoff hitter and lets them put Jayson Werth lower in the lineup.
He finally gives them a real centerfielder. This will allow them to move Bryce Harper to left where he belongs producing an outfield of Harper-Span-Werth that rivals...
Minnesota Twins outfielder Denard Span was traded to the Washington Nationals on Thursday for pitching prospect Alex Meyer. Span, a five-year veteran who has spent his career with the Twins, hit .283 last season with four homers, 41 RBIs and 17 stolen bases. He is a .284 career hitter who has had his last two seasons cut short by injuries. He is expected to take over center...
Up above, video (via MLB.com) of that time back in 2010 when Denard Span hit his mom with a foul ball during a Spring Training game.
And so, Mike Rizzo finally got that leadoff hitter/center fielder he's been pining for all this time.
Washington Nationals trade Alex Meyer to the Twins for Keiunta Denard Span.
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