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Postby MTUCache » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:23 pm

Twitter from Ken Rosenthal:
Source: #BlueJays set to trade Napoli to #Rangers for F. Francisco. No Guerrero to Texas. Napoli ABs at C, 1B, DH. #MLB


Twitter from MLBTR:(Attributed to Rosenthal.)
Blue Jays, Rangers To Swap Napoli, Francisco http://bit.ly/f8Lf9z #mlb


Wow... could Toronto really turn Vernon Wells albatross contract into a decent closer?
And Texas finally getting their everyday catcher, finding a guy who could hit 35+ in Texas and putting him in their #7 spot in their lineup?

Crazy. I like. ;-D
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Re: Napoli from TOR to TEX?

Postby BUCCOFAN » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:29 pm

If this is true, I don't like this move by Double A.......

Personally I thought Napoli fit in well for the Jays, he could easily platoon with Lind @ 1B, and then even Catch when prospect Arencibia needed days off, or if he needed more time in AAA? PLUS he could also fit in as a perfect DH.....I actually thought he would of done rather well in T.O. playing at the Rogers Center.....etc.
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Re: Napoli from TOR to TEX?

Postby MTUCache » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:31 pm

Per MLBTR Twitter (@2:30 CT)
Blue Jays confirm the deal: Frank Francisco and cash from the Rangers for Mike Napoli


I seriously think they just put the "and cash" in there to make me laugh more at the Angels... :-D
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Re: Napoli from TOR to TEX?

Postby ironman » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:53 pm

I have to wonder what this will do to Mitch Moreland's time at 1B. I would imagine Torrealba will still get plenty of starts at catcher.
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Re: Napoli from TOR to TEX?

Postby Montana168 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:57 pm

Dumb deal for Toronto, IMO. Great deal for Texas. Lots of values changing here. Arencibia now shoots back to his sleeper value where he was before the Napoli trade. You have to think that Texas may look to push Chris Davis in the trade market if he lights up AAA in April/May, as there doesn't seem to be much room for him and he certainly hasn't earned playing time over these guys yet (Young, Moreland, Napoli). I would assume this means Neftali Feliz is 100% the closer for texas going forward, and not going to be stretched out for the rotation this year at the very least.

Napoli is the biggest winner here. If they can find him ~500 AB, which is certainly probably, he could hit 30+ HR 5+ SB. Going to hit low in the lineup but could push 80 RBI, even though he'll have a low avg, those are outstanding numbers at the C position.
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Re: Napoli from TOR to TEX?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:01 pm

Does Dotel or Fransisco close in Toronto?
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Re: Napoli from TOR to TEX?

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:07 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:Does Dotel, Rauch or Fransisco close in Toronto?

FYP. ;-D
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Re: Napoli from TOR to TEX?

Postby HOOTIE » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:45 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:Does Dotel or Fransisco close in Toronto?


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Re: Napoli from TOR to TEX?

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:48 pm

lol why do this move? :-?

does this mean napoli gets full time at bats at DH?
texas already has molina and torrealba so napoli isn't getting playing time at catcher, no?
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Re: Napoli from TOR to TEX?

Postby DaSh 1s » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:50 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:lol why do this move? :-?

does this mean napoli gets full time at bats at DH?
texas already has molina and torrealba so napoli isn't getting playing time at catcher, no?

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