An offseason of change continues in Minneapolis.
All-Star second baseman Luis Arraez was traded to the Miami Marlins on Friday as a part of a bundle that sends beginning pitcher Pablo Lopez to the Twins. Early returns on the commerce seem to favor the Twins when it comes to who gained the deal, nevertheless it’s arduous to quantify or grade how a lot followers liked Arraez and the way painful needing to sacrifice him as the important thing a part of a commerce to accumulate Lopez was.
So far as reactions from Twins followers over the commerce, it is principally the What Did It Value? Thanos meme come to life.
The preliminary response was blended. There was apparent celebration over the truth that Minnesota’s rotation obtained some much-needed assist however the price of that being the fan-favorite Arraez was not taken frivolously.
Followers throughout the AL Central had been keeping track of the information too, with White Sox followers celebrating the commerce — which could not make Twins followers really feel nice about dropping Arraez.
Lopez carries a heavy burden with him to Minnesota. Not solely is he being seen as a a lot wanted savior for a rotation that was middling at finest in 2022, and far worse while you dig deeper into issues, however he additionally must reside as much as the worth paid to accumulate him.
Time will inform whether or not Lopez can have a excessive sufficient affect on the rotation to stability out dropping Arraez. A few of that burden additionally falls on who will exchange Arraez within the Twins infield, however fortunately that can be secondary to the execations positioned on Lopez this season.