Reinforcements could be on the way
There are a couple misconceptions about how a team should buy a buyer or seller midway through the year. In past years, many teams have opted to wait until the July 31 trade deadline to pick up a piece that could help them down the stretch. Others have waited even later to the now defunct Aug. 31 waiver deadline, but the question is why wait when the Twins could add reinforcements right now?
As the Twins are looking more like a playoff contender, there are several options that could help them improve their pitching staff. The most notable has been free agent closer Craig Kimbrel, who could see more action once teams don’t have to give up a compensation pick to acquire him at the conclusion of the MLB Draft on June 5.
If the Twins want to go in a different direction, they could search the trade market which could include names such as Madison Bumgarner, Marcus Stroman or Aaron Sanchez. While this would acquire the Twins to part with some of their assets, the system is currently deep enough to make a bold move for a team of this caliber.
Either way, now could be the time to be aggressive and make a good team a great team sooner rather than later.