Joseph DelGrippo (?) of Bleacher Report has an article up http://bleacherreport.com/articles/410673-cliff-lee-traded-to-the-minnesota-twins-but-injured-player-kills-deal?utm_source=newsletter that says a deal between the Twins and M's was done last week but fell through when Wilson Ramos got hurt, and will be completed when he is healthy again. The interesting part to me was that the Twins were giving up was Ramos, Duensing and "a low level outfield prospect". Now, first of all, let me say that I don't lend a ton of credibility to DelGrippo (?). With that said, it's interesting. Some highlights of the article:
My favorite part: "Yankees be damned!"
Now on to details:
"Speaking with someone familiar with the situation (and verifying the initial conversation), the Twins traded for Cliff Lee last week, but the deal fell through. The primary player going to the Seattle Mariners, catcher Wilson Ramos , suffered a strained oblique during Saturday's game. Ramos is expected to miss seven to ten days .
Ramos was not yet placed on the seven-day minor league disabled list, keeping the trade possible. Unless the Commissioner's office signs off on the deal, players on the disabled list are usually ineligible to be traded. There must be an understanding that both teams know that player is on the disabled list.
The deal included Ramos, a Twins Major League-ready pitcher (believed to be left-handed reliever Brian Duensing ), and a low level minor league outfielder. The Mariners might be including a low level player, too.
Once Ramos gets clearance to play baseball again, this trade will again be made."
And this completely out of place line "Dontrelle Willis walked seven hitters in only two-plus innings last night."
What say you?