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The Offishial Show Episode 186: Explaining Luis Arraez Trade from Both Sides

Ely gets the Twins’ perspective on how the blockbuster deal came together.

Luis Arraez #2 of the Minnesota Twins looks on and smiles during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on October 1, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 3-2. Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Ely Sussman is visited by Ted Schwerzler of Twins Daily! They briefly cover the Miami Marlins’ signing of LHP Devin Smeltzer to a split contract, then go deep on last week’s trade that sent Pablo López, José Salas and Byron Chourio to Minnesota in exchange for Luis Arraez.

Enjoy Episode 186!

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