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Twins Acquire Phil Nevin

The Twins received Phil Nevin from the Cubs today in exchange for a player to be named later.  Phil Nevin, while far from a dominant force, has played well in his 180 at-bats for the Cubs, hitting .274 with 12 homers.  Personally, I have mixed emotions regarding the trade, mainly because the words "player to be named later" scare the shit out of me.  I don't know what kind of contract he carries, but I'm assuming the Twins aren't planning on Nevin stickin around to be a part of the Twins offense for years to come. Regardless of where he's at next year, Nevin (if healthy) should add a little offensive firepower that has been painfully absent from the DH position, while leaving the Twins with a capable back-up first basemen.  It will be interesting to see who the Twins had to give up in exchange for him.  In a best case scenario, Phil Nevin, all pumped up to be in a legitimate pennant race, comes in and solidifies the Twins at the DH position and propels the lackluster offense into the playoffs.  Worst case scenario... the Twins traded away a future/current solid big-leaguer for the second coming of Rondell White/ Tony Batista.  All in all... assuming the Twins didn't give up anyone too critical to the future... this may be another good deal by Terry Ryan.  The way I see it, any offense that scored a total of 6 runs in a three game series against the Royals pitching staff, wasnt gonna go anywhere in the playoffs anyways.  Only time will tell... until then, I'm hoping Nevin is the key to the Nevin/Durbin/LRod for Roy Holladay trade taking place later tonite ;)

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