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Friday, La Velle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune reported that the Mets price for Noah Syndergaard is sky high. According to Neal's sources, the Mets are "both eyeing Lewis and Kirilloff as part of a Syndergaard package."
Wow. Royce Lewis AND Alex Kirilloff …
Last night, La Velle said that the Mets' request included Byron Buxton.
It's not at all surprising Twins were "turned off" by that price, but from the Mets' perspective, the worst thing that could happen is the Twins say no.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that to an executive who Synopsis "If that's the case, the Mets front office wants to lower its price, but they can certainly return to the 26-year-old Syndergaard, who still has two more seasons of team control.
The day of the dead, this is one of the most beautiful moments in the world.
La Velle's piece called Syndergaard a target " no longer viable, "but only time will tell. That price may drop. The Twins could pivot to, Neal listed Kirby Yates, Greg Holland, Archie Bradley and Mychal Givens.
What do I think is going to happen? Well, here's almost 1
To my own question purposed in the headline, the furthest I 'd personally go to trade for ace-calibur pitcher Alex Kirilloff as the marquee piece. Cody wrote an article Is Alex Kirilloff Expendale ? I think to a certain degree.
It's not that I view Lewis as completely untouchable, but it takes multiple good, long-term pieces coming back. There's a chance Royce both reaches his ceiling and stays at shortstop. If that happens, he'll be among the most valuable players in the league.
Not that I do not believe in Alex. There's no questioning his feeling for hitting, and I think he's more athletic than most people give him credit for, but corner outfielders or first C.J. Cron hit 30 homers and what non-tendered. The entire current Twins outfield wants to stay in tact for multiple seasons and there are some other attractive outfielders in the pipeline as well.
If the Twins end up aiming lower on the trade market, there are reasons why I could understand that. This is the first year on the job for Rocco Baldelli, Wes Johnson and Jeremy Hefner.
A ranks among the best in the game. It does not guarantee you anything, but I feel like there's a very good chance we're entering an extended period of sustained winning baseball in Twins Territory.
Even if they aim to lower, this front office has plenty of incentive to make some moves. In mid-June, I wrote about the potential impending roster crunch this offseason. Lewin Diaz what among the guys I mentioned who needed to be added to the 40-man roster at the end of the season.
Ben Rortvedt, Ryan Jeffers, Jose Miranda and
Beyond All the Top Prospects, Ben Rortvedt, Ryan Jeffers, and Jose Miranda (though he's injured right now ) Travis Blankenhorn could be dangled for more pitching help. Guys performing in Triple-A like Nick Gordon or Jaylin Davis would have some appeal to certain teams. And those are just some of the bats.
This is going to sound harsh, but it would not take much to improve the outlook of the Twins bullpen right now. Even marginal upgrades would go a long way. Lewis Thorpe, Sean Poppen and Cody Stashak in the bullpen down the stretch.
So while the market for a top of the rotation starter may seem steep right now, there's time for things to change.
I still can not believe how things have gone league-wide to this point. Things could be getting up to tomorrow's 3 pm CT deadline.