Minnesota Twins: Finding the Falvine Duo’s Batting Average as GM

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Thad Levine, General Manager and Derek Falvey, Chief Baseball Officer for the Minnesota Twins look on. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Thad Levine, General Manager and Derek Falvey, Chief Baseball Officer for the Minnesota Twins look on. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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Kenta Maeda of the Minnesota Twins pitches during game one of the Wild Card Series. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images) /

Minnesota Twins Free Agent Trades of the Falvine Era Pt. 2

April 2018-March 2019

  • Twins traded RHP Phil Hughes and Future Considerations to San Diego Padres for C Janigson Villalobos. (Draw)
  • Twins traded RHP Myles Jaye to Cleveland Indians for cash. (Draw)
  • Twins traded cash to Tampa Bay Rays for LF Jeremy Hazelbaker. (Draw)
  • Twins traded RHP Ryan Pressly to Houston Astros for CF Gilberto Celestino and RHP Jorge Alcala. (Hit)
  • Twins traded SS Eduardo Escobar to Arizona Diamondbacks for RF Ernie De La Trinidad, RF Gabriel Maciel and RHP Jhoan Duran. (Draw)
  • Twins traded RHP Lance Lynn and cash to New York Yankees for 1B Tyler Austin and RHP Luis Rijo. (Draw)
  • Twins traded LHP Zach Duke and cash to Seattle Mariners for RHP Chase De Jong and 1B Ryan Costello. (Draw)
  • Twins traded 2B Brian Dozier to Los Angeles Dodgers for 2B Logan Forsythe, OF Luke Raley and LHP Devin Smeltzer. (Draw)
  • Twins traded RHP Fernando Rodney to Oakland Athletics for RHP Dakota Chalmers. (Draw)
  • Twins traded C Bobby Wilson to Chicago Cubs for C Chris Gimenez and Player To Be Named Later. (Draw)
  • Twins traded RHP Nick Anderson to Miami Marlins for 3B Brian Schales. (Miss)
  • Twins traded RHP John Curtiss to Los Angeles Angels for SS Daniel Ozoria. (Miss)
  • Twins traded CF Zack Granite to Texas Rangers for cash and RHP Xavier Moore. (Draw)
  • Twins traded RHP Xavier Moore to Baltimore Orioles for Future Considerations. (Draw)
  • Twins traded CF Michael Reed to San Francisco Giants for OF John Andreoli. (Draw)

April 2019-September 2020

  • Twins traded 1B Tyler Austin to San Francisco Giants for LF Malique Ziegler. (Draw)
  • Twins traded 2B Adam Rosales to Cleveland Indians for cash. (Draw)
  • Twins traded 1B Lewin Diaz to Miami Marlins for RHP Sergio Romo, RHP Chris Vallimont and Player To Be Named Later. (Hit)
  • Twins traded RF Jaylin Davis, RHP Kai-Wei Teng and RHP Prelander Berroa to San Fransisco Giants for RHP Sam Dyson. (Miss)
  • Twins traded RHP Ryne Harper to Washington Nationals for RHP Hunter McMahon. (Draw)
  • Twins traded RHP Brusdar Graterol, RF Luke Raley and Future Considerations to Los Angeles Dodgers for RHP Kenta Maeda, C Jair Camargo and cash. (Hit)

Here’s the only issue with trades this new: it’s impossible to tell if they were successful or not. For the Lynn, Escobar, Duke, and Dozier deals, the prospects haven’t quite panned out, but the Twins didn’t lose any elite talent, so they stick as a draws.

For misses, the Twins missed big on Nick Anderson and John Curtiss, as both played key roles in the Rays in their American League championship run, while Dyson was a disaster. They gave up decent players for nothing in all three deals.

On the flip side, they’ve also have hit on some big deals over the last year and half. The Ryan Pressly deal saw them give up one of the best relievers in baseball, but they did bring back a potential future closer and a high upside. The Romo deal sent out a young high-upside prospect and got a prospect and a good reliever in return.

This doesn’t even mention the Kenta Maeda deal. Maeda turned into a Cy Young runner-up in his one year in Minnesota, and while the Dodgers did get a high-end reliever, this is clearly a win-win deal for both teams, so I gave them a hit.

Batting Average for Falvine on Minnesota Twins Trades in 2018-2020: .500

After sorting through all of the draws, the Falvine partnership finishes up with a .500 batting average in trades for this time period, going 3-6. Once again, trades clearly have been the high point of their tenure. Now it’s time to wrap up with the final average.

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