Monday, January 23, 2023

Newsletter Excerpt, January 23, 2023 -- "Twins/Marlins Trade"

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"This trade is a projected three-win player for a projected three-win player, and as such may not look like much on the page. The Twins have so much more depth offensively than they do in the rotation, however, that it aligns their roster better. It does increase the pressure on their young hitters to be healthy and productive. As much as this trade’s outcome will depend on Lopez, it will depend on Miranda. Kirilloff, Lewis, and Trevor Larnach making the loss of Arraez tolerable."