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DSpivack
11-29-2012, 03:41 PM
For P Alex Meyer.

PorkChopExpress
11-29-2012, 03:41 PM
Per mlbtraderumors.com.

Didn't see it posted yet. Sorry if I missed it.
Glad to see him not only out of our division, but out of the AL altogether.

dwitt76
11-29-2012, 04:22 PM
+1, he is a sox killer

Foulke You
11-29-2012, 05:25 PM
Career #s of Span vs. the White Sox:

(61 games)
.324avg
.391obp
.439slg
79hits
14doubles
4triples
23rbis
37runs

Pretty solid numbers against us. Frankly, it seemed a lot worse because he always seemed to get the big hit late in the game that killed us. I'm glad he is out of our division and the AL. Solid pickup for the Nats.

SoxSpeed22
11-29-2012, 06:31 PM
Normally the Twins don't trade for these kind of pitchers, but Meyer is a potential ace. This could work for both sides.

HomeFish
11-29-2012, 06:53 PM
As a White Sox and Nationals fan, I am extremely happy this evening.

TDog
11-29-2012, 07:42 PM
Normally the Twins don't trade for these kind of pitchers, but Meyer is a potential ace. This could work for both sides.

So was Boof Bonser, who was back in the Giants system last year, without the burden of potential. But when the Twins traded for Bonser, they picked up a couple of other pitchers in the deal.

soxinem1
11-29-2012, 08:11 PM
As a White Sox and Nationals fan, I am extremely happy this evening.

Why? MIN may have traded for the next Santana that shuts us down every time he faces us for the next five seasons (until he is traded for Joe Mays, Jr. in 2017). :smile:

DSpivack
11-29-2012, 08:33 PM
Why? MIN may have traded for the next Santana that shuts us down every time he faces us for the next five seasons (until he is traded for Joe Mays, Jr. in 2017). :smile:

Picking up Span gives the Nats the CF/leadoff hitter they were seeking, without paying out a huge contract that could easily backfire if they had went after Upton or Bourn.

BigHurt3515
11-29-2012, 09:07 PM
Thank god

HomeFish
11-29-2012, 09:43 PM
Why? MIN may have traded for the next Santana that shuts us down every time he faces us for the next five seasons (until he is traded for Joe Mays, Jr. in 2017). :smile:

May.

Zakath
11-29-2012, 09:53 PM
Good luck and good riddance to Denard.

CoopaLoop
11-30-2012, 12:22 AM
I find it hard to believe the Nats gave up a future Ace for Denard Span, but I don't know anything about this prospect. Anyone got some Intel on him?

Twins_Morneau
11-30-2012, 07:57 AM
Wish they could've got someone that would help sooner in AA/AAA but still looks like a decent trade. Span has regressed these last 2yrs, and not to mention he has some health concerns (back/concussions).

Jollyroger2
11-30-2012, 08:08 AM
As a White Sox and Nationals fan, I am extremely happy this evening.

Same here. They can move Harper now to LF or RF and their defensive outfield will be terrific. Now they need to decide whether to keep LaRoche or Morse. But they finally have a decent leadoff hitter.

Then get another starter and a bullpen arm or two and they should be very good again next season.

FielderJones
11-30-2012, 01:45 PM
Why? MIN may have traded for the next Santana that shuts us down every time he faces us for the next five seasons (until he is traded for Joe Mays, Jr. in 2017).

Will Meyer be in the same Hall Of Fame class as De Los Santos?