Minnesota Twins: Trade history of the New Front Office Leaders
By Nate Palmer
The Minnesota Twins look to be participants in the trade deadline. With a new front office, their past may show us their deadline strategy.
As Memorial Day graced our calendars that also means we have seen about 2 months of meaningful baseball. It is this time of year we also start to see which teams are contenders and which ones will start planning for next year. Minnesota Twins fans have hardly made it to April in the recent past before longing for the next season.
This season is different. The team looks like a contender, but there are still questions about how equipped the team is for the long haul. The trade deadline is a time that can alter a teams season and long term future as teams look to strike a deal with another. The big question asked at this time is which teams are buyers and which are sellers.
The Twins have a trade chip in Ervin Santana that other contenders would likely pay up to get if they wanted to solidify their own rotation as they eye a playoff run. The Twins may also need Santana for their own playoff run. This is the quandary Twins fans are already all to familiar with this season.
If the Twins do decide they are going to go for it, they could be looking to bolster both their rotation and the bullpen. As the trade deadline approaches we will wonder what will it take to acquire additional pieces or what can be acquired by seeing current Twins traded away.
What adds to the speculation this summer is we fans are just becoming acquainted with the new front office. Derek Falvey and Thad Levine have been part of front offices that are no stranger to striking deals throughout the year and trade deadline. Looking at those deals, may give us an idea of what they may look to do now that they get to give the final word on any deals made this trade deadline.