Minnesota Twins 2018-2019 Offseason Trade Partner Profile: Boston Red Sox

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BOSTON, MA - JUNE 04: Blake Swihart #23 of the Boston Red Sox looks on while leaving the game after injuring himself in the seventh inning during the game against the Tornoto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on June 4, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JUNE 04: Blake Swihart #23 of the Boston Red Sox looks on while leaving the game after injuring himself in the seventh inning during the game against the Tornoto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on June 4, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /
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The Minnesota Twins 2019-2019 offseason is here. Here we explore who could be their trade partners as they look to return to the playoffs.

With the Minnesota Twins looking to re-tool their roster this offseason there are many moves to be made. The Twins could go in two different directions, either try to contend this year or trade away some players to gear up for a run next season.

We have already explored trades with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, and Baltimore Orioles. Next up we will explore if the Twins and the team that calls Fenway Park home can connect in a trade.

The Boston Red Sox are coming off a World Series Championship and have some holes on their own roster to fill. In this post, we will highlight three different deals for the Twins two for a rebuild and one to help contend.

Trade Proposal #1

Twins trade Luis Arraez and Kohl Stewart to the Red Sox for Blake Swihart.

Blake Swihart is a former top prospect that has fallen off some but is still a very valuable player in he can play multiple positions. The only positions he did not appear in a game for the Red Sox this season was shortstop and pitcher. He would be an upgrade from Willians Astudillo as they both are very versatile players whose true positions are catcher.

Arraez is a solid prospect but is still a ways off and the Red Sox don’t have much for minor league prospects currently.

Trade Proposal #2

Twins trade Kyle Gibson and Zack Granite to the Red Sox for Bryan Mata.

The Red Sox need another starting pitcher for next season and Gibson would slot in nicely. Mata is a quickly rising prospect that would be a very nice addition to the Twins cache of prospects. At 19 years old Mata is still a couple years away but could be part of the rotation future with Jose Berrios, Stephen Gonsalves, and Fernando Romero.

While many Twins fans don’t want to see a continuation of the rebuild, it might be the best way to go. It’s a little bit of addition by subtraction by giving Gibson’s starts to a starter of the future.

Trade Proposal #3

Twins trade Jake Odorizzi and Addison Reed to the Red Sox for Jhonathan Diaz and Brandon Howlett.

Much like trade #2 this fills a hole for the Red Sox in need of a starter. They also need more reinforcements in the bullpen and Reed pitched for them in 2017. This trade is also a bet on the future while also clearing a spot for a couple younger players.

Diaz is a high floor low ceiling type of pitcher that could slot into the rotation in a couple years. Howlett is a young third baseman at 19 years old and is seen as a good bat and fair defensive third basemen. Both players would be nice depth additions to the Twins prospect lists with plenty of room to grow.

Next. How Catcher Robinson Chirinos could help the Twins in 2019. dark

There are the trade proposals! Stay tuned for more trade partner profiles to come and feel free to go check out the others we have already completed.

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