Twins & Royals




Twins & Royals

January 24, 2023


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Taylor 31 Majors OF Medium 1 7.3 4.5 2.8 2.2 2.8 3.4


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Cruz Minors RHP 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.6
Sisk Minors LHP 0.1 0 0.1 0.2
  1. Big Bat

    Let me start this with announcing that I’m a Guardians’ fan. From my perspective, this is a good deal for both teams. It gives KC a couple of arms to sort through. I don’t know much about Sisk, but if KC can harness Cruz’s control then they have a pitcher with huge upside. Meanwhile, this is a very smart move for the Twins. It isn’t so much what Taylor will contribute himself, but how effective he can be with helping keep Buxton healthy. Taylor is as good as it gets defensively so that takes the pressure off of Buxton being the everyday CFer. The Twins just got better again shortly after the improvement that Lopez is sure to bring. I doubt they’re done either. I’d guess the next piece to be moved by Minny is one of Kepler, Larnach or Wallner.

    KC needs to look for a young, controlled 3B and that would put them one step closer to become a contender in the near future.

    • Carl Weitzenkamp

      I(Twins fan) also think both teams did well. Sisk imo is the likelier of the two to contribute. Cruz is a little further away. Both could end up coming back to haunt the Twins. Also Taylor moves Celestino to AAA. He’s been pushed to MLB due to injuries and has looked overwhelmed. A season of AAA should set hit up for success in late 2023 or 2024. Barring last seasons 3000 injuries to the Twins I think this will be a close race to the final days of the season.

    • Jeremy Mortensen

      Another Twins fan here. And I agree with your assessment of the trade. It give KC a couple of young arms with upside. And it gives the Twins insurance for Buxton, and it’s that RH bat, to balance the lineup as the 4th outfielder. Or to platoon with Kepler or Gallo if they start slumping against lefties.
      The one thing I would question is if they will trade Kepler anymore. With the move of Kirilloff to 1B, and the Arraez trade, I am not sure they will move Kepler anymore. They may just ride it out, and see who stays healthy or not. At the end of last year, with all of the injuries, they were putting anyone with a pulse out in the outfield.
      However, I definitely do not see them trading Larnach or Wallner. Kepler and Gallo are both free agents after this year, so Larnach and Wallner might be the corner outfielders next season. It just looks like the FO is not going to rush them this season, and hoping to bring them up if they are actually ready.
      I am not sure why all of the fans on here are trying to trade Larnach anymore.

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