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lots of luck

Dougy B for Chris Benson...

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lots of luck

Sounds like this might be in the works or done.

Benson has a low 1.(something) ERA in his last 5 starts.

What are your guys thoughts?

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taxmancommeth

I think we will have to throw in Restovich to make this trade. This would be a great deal for the Twins as we would get a great SP to help us win teh central and also give up two guys that are not helping us right now.

Douggie baseball is only taking away AB's from Morneau.

I woudl even consider letting Radke go after the season (he is a FA) and resign Chris Benson to 3 year deal. I think he would make a better #2 in the starting rotation.

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bigbucks

I agree on the Restovich & Dougie for Benson thing. Don't know much about Benson, but if he's half as good as they talk about it's a no brainer. We aren't going to be able to use those guys unless we get a lot more injuries, shudder to think. I have a feeling Dougie may do better in the NL anyway. He's just that kind of player.

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Jarrod32

Yeah...I didn't think the Pirates would be interested in Mient-K, that they would just want younger players...but evidently, they've asked about Dougie before. Doug and Restovich (and maybe another low-level prospect) for Benson would be a great deal for the Twins right now.

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IFallsRon

Twins might have to throw in a used ball bag, too.

I've heard speculation that Radke might retire this winter. Sure the Twins will trade him, he's not worth $10 million a year and most of his career he would have been a third pitcher on other staffs.

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TheGuy

Sounds like the deal is done, just heard on KFAN. Doug and a prospect for Benson. I think it's a good trade. We will know at the end of the year.

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taxmancommeth

Sure the Twins will trade him, he's not worth $10 million a year and most of his career he would have been a third pitcher on other staffs.


He is a FA at the end of the season!

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Stratosman

I heard on ESPN the Twins probably won't get Benson as the Pirates aren't interested in Minty, big surprise, his trade value has hit rock bottom. But who knows?

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Jarrod32

The Twins are still in the Benson 'sweepstakes', but it sounds like it will take more than Dougie and Restovich to get him from the Pirates. Other starting pitcher possibilities for the Twins include Batista (from Toronto) and Carl Pavano (from Florida). I also saw a rumor somewhere that they have talked to Detroit about Mike Maroth...

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Stratosman

Yeah, lets get a guy that lost 21 games last year, that will help our ball club. Doug makes 2,800,000 and that is the problem the Twins are faced with, who are we gonna get for him, I guess we'll wait and see. We got lucky last year with Stewart, so who knows.

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