Eduardo Escobar is another Twin whose name has been floated in trade talks. Escobar is doing nothing but pushing his trade stock higher and higher as he’s in the midst of a career season. He leads the league in doubles with 36 and has 14 home runs and 60 runs batted in. He has a .275/.336/.511 slash line and he’s versatile. He can play short, third or second base and he’s good at all of them. If the Twins are going to move him, this is definitely the season to do so.
Escobar has been linked to the Brewers along with Dozier. In fact, some speculate the Minnesota Twins might do a package deal for both players. It would definitely be in their best interest to do so. Dozier is 31 and Escobar is 29. They are both at the peaks of their career and would be a definite upgrade to a Brewers team that has struggled at the middle infield positions this season.
Milwaukee has also struggled to score runs at times this year and with Dozier’s OPS at .718 and Escobar’s at a staggering .852, there is potential for the Brewers to break open the second half of the season behind their bats. Besides, when your third baseman is known as the “Mayor of Ding Dong City”, aren’t you due for an upgrade?!
Another landing place for Escobar has been speculated to be Philly. After losing out on the Manny Machado sweepstakes to the Dodgers, the Phillies are looking to firm up their infield. They’re also looking for a big bat to help them into a potential post season run. Escobar does both of these at a massively discounted price compared to what Machado went for. It also gives the Phillies some flexibility to play with their infield heading into fall.