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We have acquired LHP J.A. Happ and cash considerations from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for RHP John Gant and minor league LHP Evan Sisk.
The Twins are trading J.A. Happ to the Cardinals for LHP Evan Sisk and RHP John Gant, per source.
JA Happ goes to Cards for Gant
The Minnesota Twins are in agreement on a deal to acquire John Gant from the St. Louis Cardinals, according to sources familiar with the situation.
John Gant, who had to duck and dodge and bob and weave out of so much traffic as a starter and did before moving to bullpen, has a WHIP of 1.572.
J.A. Happ has a WHIP of 1.586.
#Cardinals #stlcards #MLB #MNTwins
John Gant, in full Twins gear, is chatting and hugging with the Cardinals starting pitchers as they take BP at Busch Stadium.
#MNTwins Trade Deadline recap:
DH Nelson Cruz
RHP José Berríos
RHP Hansel Robles
LHP J.A. Happ
RHP Joe Ryan (No. 8)
RHP Drew Strotman (No. 15)
SS/CF Austin Martin (No. 2)
RHP Simeon Woods Richardson (No. 3)
RHP Alex Scherff
RHP John Gant
LHP Evan Sisk
Seules les infirmières remarquent l’absurdité du mono gant sur la mauvaise main!
Quelle honte. Ça va trop loin leur mascarade 😱
Olivier Véran vaccine devant les caméras sa collègue Olivia Grégoire, enceinte, pour rassurer https://t.co/xwByWqjNVY
J.A. Happ has gotten blasted in his 4 of his last 5 starts and has a -1.9 WAR. He's also 38. Are we sure he's better than John Gant at this point?
The #STLCards lead teams at the deadline in worthless moves already.
Simeon Woods Richardson
So the net result of today's trades on the big league roster is that John Gant will take Hansel Robles' spot in the bullpen, while Charlie Barnes and Griffin Jax will assume the rotation spots that belonged to J.A. Happ and José Berríos.
Thoughts: Happ could not be worse for the Cardinals than he was this year for the Twins. LeBlanc was someone else's trash, has come here and pitched okay. Gant was a likely non-tender this winter due to no role + direction of arb salary. But Happ pitched like DFA fodder in July.
Here's the full trade. Cardinals getting a starter to slot in their rotation. John Gant was approaching his final year of arbitration. A two-fer-one https://t.co/FOmC44jHHs
Well the Cardinals appear to have made a move, and it's of the offloading variety. Johnny Gant won't have to go far to meet his new team https://t.co/gvYEfX07P8
They're showing BPV on the big screen, That One guy just asked someone who their favorite Cardinal is. I would very much like to see someone say Lane Thomas or John Gant.
Rocco Baldelli said John Gant will join the Twins' bullpen, and that Griffin Jax is in the starting rotation for now. They don't need a fifth starter until Aug. 8, so there is plenty of time to figure out who gets that job alongside Jax, Pineda, Ober and Maeda.
I know at lot of Cardinals fans were frustrated with him this year but John Gant had some great seasons out of bullpen for the Cardinals. He was one of our more reliable relievers for a few years. Good luck with the Twins #STLFLY https://t.co/H2gtpaHy4f
Adquirimos al lanzador zurdo J.A. Happ y consideraciones monetarias desde Minnesota por el lanzador derecho John Gant y el lanzador zurdo de ligas menores Evan Sisk.
I mean , we traded Gant for an older, lefty version of John Gant. What's there not to love?
Lane Thomas for Lester wasn't a bad trade for us right now imo, but Gant and sisk for Happ? I'm not so sure.
Maybe if we put Happ in the bullpen when Flaherty and Mikolas return and he does good there.
Just unreal. We are gonna see Gant performing great and Thomas,UNDER PROPER DAMN GUIDANCE,turn into a very good player.
We really gave up a somewhat reliable bullpen arm in John Gant for a dude with a 2 million era…