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Twinkie Town Jul 30, 2021
Trade Deadline Summary

Trade Deadline Summary

Photo by David Berding/ Well, that was a whirlwind! In case you missed anything, here are the major moves: Twins moves: DH Nelson Cruz to Tampa for RHP Joe Ryan and RHP Drew Strotman RHP Jose Berrios to Toronto for SS/OF Austin Martin and RHP Simeon Woods-Richardson LHP JA Happ and Cash Considerations to St. Louis for RHP John Gant and LHP Evan Sisk RHP Hansel Robles to Boston for RHP Alex Scherff Notable Twins that were not traded include Byron Buxton, Josh Donaldson, Kenta Maeda, Andrelton Simmons, Taylor Rogers, and Alex Colome. Former Twins on the move: RHP Kyle...
That Balls Outta Here Jul 30, 2021

Phillies trade rumors: Byron Buxton discussions continue with Twins

The Philadelphia Phillies are making a hard push to trade for Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton. The Philadelphia Phillies may not go quietly into the night after all. Sure, their first move of trade deadline day was to acquire a minor-league reliever from the Pirates, but it would appear they’re ramping up for something much […] Phillies trade rumors: Byron Buxton discussions continue with Twins - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - Philadelphia Phillies News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Talks stalled, but Buxton says he wants to stay with Twins

Byron Buxton doesnt have a new contract yet. He doesnt have a target return date from his current injury, either.
NESN.com Jul 26, 2021

Is Jose Berrios, Not Byron Buxton, Twins Star Red Sox Should Target?

The Minnesota Twins will likely take calls from front offices across baseball this week, and it wouldn’t be surprising for a “617” area code to show up on Derek Falvey’s caller ID. The small-market Twins are having a disappointing season, 16 games below .500 entering play Monday and 17.5 games back in the American League […] The post Is Jose Berrios, Not Byron Buxton, Twins Star Red Sox Should Target? appeared first on NESN.com.
Twinkie Town Jul 26, 2021
Not paying Byron Buxton really isn’t such a bad thing

Not paying Byron Buxton really isn’t such a bad thing

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ I know, I know. I’m the same guy that said the Twins should back a Brinks truck up to Jose Berrios’ front door. I see Berrios and Buxton as two very, very different cases though. One of them is Mr. Reliability, and the other is, well, kind of the opposite. As the stock broker ads like to tell us past performance does not guarantee future results but it can certainly be instructive here. Byron Buxton has played in a grand total of 459 games, across 7 MLB seasons. In 2017, he appeared 140 times—close enough to call it a...
Pinstripe Alley Jul 26, 2021
Yankees potential trade target: Byron Buxton

Yankees potential trade target: Byron Buxton

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ After contract negotiations failed, the five-tool-but-often-injured center fielder might be on the move. Speed. Power. Contact. Arm strength. Defense. For years, these five skills, known as the “five tools,” have remained the primary criteria that scouts have used to discuss baseball players. To be a successful baseball player, you must possess multiple tools — for example, Gary Sánchez checks off the boxes for power (91st percentile in barrel percentage) and arm strength (his pop time to second base is tied for...

The Twins paid Josh Donaldson. What should that mean for Byron Buxton?

The Twins doled out $92 million guaranteed over four seasons for an aging corner infielder with an injury history. By that standard, RandBall says ponying up for Buxton should be an easy call.
Puckett's Pond Jul 26, 2021

Minnesota Twins: Byron Buxton Turns Down Contract Extension

Outfielder Byron Buxton has turned down a multi-year, $80 million contract extension from the Minnesota Twins. Terms of the offer have not been disclosed, but it was thought to be an incentive-laden offer, likely due to the fact that Buxton has been extremely injury prone. In fact, he is currently on the injured list with […] Minnesota Twins: Byron Buxton Turns Down Contract Extension - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - Minnesota Twins News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Call to the Pen Jul 25, 2021

Minnesota Twins may now be willing to trade Byron Buxton

The Minnesota Twins had found themselves in a bit of a quandary at the trade deadline. While they are clearly out of contention this season, they still had the core of the roster that had gone to the postseason in 2020. The Twins reportedly were not willing to move anyone that would have team control, […] Minnesota Twins may now be willing to trade Byron Buxton - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Redbird Rants Jul 17, 2021

Cardinals Rumors: Should St. Louis pursue Byron Buxton?

If the Minnesota Twins are unable to extend Byron Buxton, they’ll likely trade him. Should the St. Louis Cardinals be interested? Early Friday morning, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Minnesota Twins and outfielder Byron Buxton were discussing a $70+ million contract extension. But Rosenthal added that if Buxton declines the offer, the […] Cardinals Rumors: Should St. Louis pursue Byron Buxton? - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - Find the latest St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants
That Balls Outta Here Jul 16, 2021

Phillies Rumor: Club Targeting Gold Glove OF Byron Buxton

The Phillies are reportedly eyeing a Gold Glove Award-winning centerfielder. With the trade deadline nearing, the Philadelphia Phillies reportedly would be “at” or “near” the front of the line if a former Gold Glove award winner becomes available. That player, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, is seven-year veteran centerfielder Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins. Currently on […] Phillies Rumor: Club Targeting Gold Glove OF Byron Buxton - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - Philadelphia Phillies News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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