Uncategorized Francisco Liriano is now a Pale Hoser July 28, 2012 davidwatts 31 Comments Twitter is abuzz late the Saturday evening as the Twins trade Fransisco Liriano to the White Sox (of all teams) for minor leaguers Eduardo Escobar and Pedro Hernadez. Escobar is a SS and Hernandez is a LHP
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Hernandez is 23, looks like he was drafted out of Venezuela by the Padres in 2007. Decent minor league numbers and pretty fair progression from Dominican Summer Leagues in 2007 and 2008 up through the PCL last year. Chicago got him this year and he's played mostly in the Southern League with a few starts in the International League.
Yeah, I like Hernandez. Low walk and HR rates and solid K rate. Doesn't have ace potential, but could be pretty good and could be up next year along with Gibson. Escobar better be a brilliant defender, otherwise he's another switch hitting middle infielder that can't hit. Been there, done that.
KARE reported that Escobar was rated as one of their top ten prospects, and he is blocked by Ramirez. Not a lot of data to go on from B-R, though.
MLBTR says Baseball America ranked him #10. This ignores that that the White Sox have one of the worst farm systems though.
There are 28 teams I'd rather see him on.
Good luck, F-Bomb. You are now one of my mortal enemies.
I don't know about 28 teams. 27 though, yeah. Wait, 26.
Escobar had a couple doubles last night in his last game with Chicago. Here's some highlights.
I'm so glad you're back, TR.
Hopefully, not another Tommy Herr trade. Of course, when Escobar realizes how his skills are so valued in Minnesota, I'm sure he'll be feeling better.
Also, I have a hard time picturing O-Dog and A.J. consoling anyone. Interesting that they were both former Twins. Also, was just thinking how Liriano will be pitching to A.J. now, since both were on opposite ends of a famous (or infamous in San Francisco) trade.
Huh...and with that, the Twins no longer have anyone they acquired for AJ.
But the trade tree is still alive!
I was just thinking about maybe reviving things over at Trade Trees. Would anyone be interested in being a co-author?
Retrosheet updated their transactions data, so I need to update the site.
That would also be true at the end of the season if Liriano walked away and signed with someone else.
Yeah, I'm just remarking on how that trade still seems recent to me, but it's anything but.
did the Twins get a comp pick for losing Nathan?
No. I think missing 2010 and having a mediocre 2011 dropped his ranking too much.
How's Liriano going to be any good without Drew Butera to catch him?
Now we know why he was traded to the White Sox. Let him suck for a while and then force the White Sox to trade the Twins a real catcher for Butera.
To quote Darth Vader: "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"
I did NOT want to see him go there. But hey, if this means that in a couple years Escobar hits a game-winning, division-winning, or even playoff-winning homer off the White Sox, we'll remember this day quite fondly.
so the rotation is Duensing, Deduno, Diamond, De Vries, Blackburn
Drew Butera may never see the lineup now that Pavano is on the DL and Liriano gone
Liriano will always be remembered for the 2006 season and one of the sloppiest no hitters ever pitched
Makes sense. Now we truly have a D rotation.
So, word is Liriano's staying in town until the Sox arrive. Does that mean he's pitching Monday? Any word on when he'll pitch his first game? It'll be really weird if my first game at Target Field is watching Liriano pitch his first game against the Twins.
the last trade between the Sox and Twins was way back in 1986. The Trade traded Pete Filson for Juan Agosto and Kurt Walker.
Juan Disgusto will make anyone back off from trading again real soon.
I rarely venture onto Twitter, but this feed has some high-quality snark.
I'm really torn. I want Frankie to succeed, but it would be absolute Boo if he were to be the difference in the White Sox making the playoffs. I'm rooting for him to not make a critical difference either way, but wouldn't mind him melting down against the Twins.
Also, does Escobar mean we really, really, really won't ever see Tsunami back with the big club? I think that adds dirt to his grave.
I also think Casilla is a goner after this season (or if someone wants to pick him up in a trade)
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