- What player on the Twins has the highest likelihood of being traded this season?
Jordan: Tommy Milone, the minute he shows something good, we trade him for bullpen help and bring up Duffey or Berrios.
Martin: Jorge Polanco. Great hitting middle infielder, but can’t field with any consistency. If Escobar or Dozier is hurt, Polanco almost certainly is the first call-up. Keep him around long enough to drop a line in the water and see who bites.
Scott: Pitcher, Nolasco. But I wouldn’t be surprised if Perkins is dealt if his velocity issues persist. Position player, Oswaldo Arcia. I think GM Terry Ryan would love to see an early spark out of Arcia to see what relievers he could get in return. Then Kepler could take his roster spot.
Paul: Trevor Plouffe. So many line-up issues become clearer with Plouffe out of the picture. I’m still under the belief that the team wanted to trade him this off-season, but the market wasn’t there. The market probably wanted to see more success before they buy in on where the Twins have valued him. If he continues to produce the interest will be there, and the team would be well served by trading him. Terry Ryan expressed loyalty to Plouffe because of his RBI numbers. If the other bats on the team contribute, that loyalty may fade.
Manuel: Nolasco, but I fear that we won’t be getting much for him at this stage.
Mike: If the Twins are out of it, Kevin Jepsen would almost certainly be traded. If the Twins remain in the hunt, I would hesitate to trade a starter. You need roughly 7 starters to get you through an MLB season. The Twins starting depth drops off drastically behind Duffey and Berrios. If the Twins are buyers at the deadline, they’ll likely be using the huge amount of trade capital built up in their system. For those reasons, I’ll pick a top prospect and also say Jorge Polanco.
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