The Rangers’ reported asking price for Lance Lynn was ridiculously high

A couple of days before Monday’s trade deadline, it was reported that the Blue Jays were one of a handful of teams interested in Texas Rangers’ ace Lance Lynn.

Lynn would have made all kinds of sense for the Jays, given the fact that beyond pitching very well this season, he’s also under control at a reasonable price for next year.
But, the deadline came and went and Lynn remained in Texas. The Jays, as we know, ended up acquiring a handful of players, Robbie Ray from Arizona, Ross Stripling from Los Angeles, and Jonathan Villar from Miami, but didn’t pull the trigger on a deal for a top-of-the-rotation guy like Lynn.
Given the reported ask the Rangers had for their ace’s services… I can see why.
According to David O’Brien, an Atlanta Braves reporter for The Athletic, Texas was seeking either Cristian Pache or Drew Waters, who rank as the organization’s top two prospects. Even the gun-slinging Alex Anthopolous, a guy who, as we know, isn’t afraid to make a big trade, backed off.

#Braves were talking to the Rangers right up until …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

Grades: Toronto Raptors pull away from Timberwolves, win 137-126

The Toronto Raptors were sluggish for stretches of Monday’s game but still won for the 15th time in a row, defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves 137-126. Toronto was led by Pascal Siakam’s 34 points. The Toronto Raptors were missing both Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka on a night that Karl-Anthony Towns was, well, in town. Minnesota’s […]
Grades: Toronto Raptors pull away from Timberwolves, win 137-126 – Raptors Rapture – Raptors Rapture – A Toronto Raptors Fan Site – News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Author: Jordan Skuse / Raptors HQ