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Washington Acquires Span from Twins (non-Braves fans)


Since they have it in their offseason thread
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Denard Span has been linked to the Nationals in trade rumors dating back to mid-2011 and the Twins finally pulled the trigger today, sending the 28-year-old center fielder to Washington for pitching prospect Alex Meyer.


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Span fits what the Nationals were looking for both offensively and defensively, as he’s a prototypical leadoff man with good on-base skills and speed who covers plenty of ground in center field. This year he hit .283 with a .342 on-base percentage in 128 games and Span has a career OBP of .357. He’s under team control through 2015 at reasonable prices, making $20.25 million over the three seasons.

Meyer was the Nationals’ first-round pick in 2011 out of the University of Kentucky and the 6-foot-9 right-hander with a mid-90s fastball had a strong pro debut this year, throwing 129 innings with a 2.86 ERA and 139/45 K/BB ratio between two levels of Single-A. He’s certainly not MLB-ready yet, but could be ready at some point in 2014 and the Twins have been desperate to find some hard-throwing starters with top-of-the-rotation potential.



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The White Lobster
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re: Washington Acquires Span from Twins (non-Braves fans)


Aw shite I wanted to participate





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tduecen
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Maybe next week when Yankees acquire Stanton from Marlins





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ProjectP2294
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Just glancing at the thread title, I thought this would be about a bridge of some sorts. I need to actually read these things more carefully.





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HMTVBrian2
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Span is a nice player. Great glove. Nice pickup imo.





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Broseph Barksdale
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Now that we've found our leadoff man (only missing piece)

We goin to da shiiiiiiip






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bddwolfpack
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Maybe next week when Yankees acquire Stanton from Marlins

Don't have the prospects to do that.






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UnluckyTiger
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We got our CF/leadoff





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floridatigah
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That's a pretty awesome get for the Nats. His contract is a steal. Sounds like a good move for the Twins as well, forgot about Meyer.





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geauxlsu07
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re: Washington Acquires Span from Twins (non-Braves fans)


Morse to 1B and LaRoche is gone





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GeauxAggie972
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Don't have the prospects to do that.


But the Rangers do

1. Trade for Stanton/Re-Sign Hamilton
2. ??????




3. Profit






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tduecen
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They have enough prospects just few MLB ready studs the Marlins would want but they do have cold hard cash that Loria loves more than winning





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BoardReader
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As someone who has watched Denard for his entire major league career, the Nationals are getting a great guy and a great glue player.


He's a quality lead off guy who has really suffered because the Twins have not been able to slot in reliable guys in the 2 hole, except when they juggled Mauer up there periodically. He's going to go hard, play through minor injuries, and otherwise going to be the maximum effort kind of guy that every team needs.

I'll miss seeing him in a Twins uniform.







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OBUDan
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Good player but the Nats over paid.





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UltimaParadox
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Damn nats get span and the braves over pay for Upton. Damn you frank wren





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GumBro Jackson
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IMO that deal is a win-win. Both teams get something that will be more useful for them than what they gave up. Nats have needed a centerfielder/leadoff guy for years now. The price was pretty steep, but Span has a cheap contract.

I would assume this means that one of Morse or LaRoche is gone.






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Veritas
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Good player but the Nats over paid.


Not sure if serious???

A little over 5 million a year for 2 years with an option in final year. Better move than dropping the 70-80 million required to bring in Upton for 5 years, ultimately burying their prospect Goodwin that is going to take over after Span.

Now they have room to go after another starting pitcher.






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