Minnesota Twins: Mock trade talks with Giants expert from Around the Foghorn

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 30: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the top of the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Oracle Park on June 30, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 30: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the top of the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Oracle Park on June 30, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 30: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the top of the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Oracle Park on June 30, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 30: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the top of the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Oracle Park on June 30, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

With the Minnesota Twins and the San Francisco Giants becoming trade partners in the next couple weeks, we invited Joel Reuter to try and make a deal.

If you’re a contending team like the Minnesota Twins, the month of July is an exciting time to be a fan. Rumors are swirling as to what moves you could make to improve your roster and with the Twins still holding onto a lead in the American League Central, it’s likely that Minnesota will try to make a big push to not only make the postseason but win their first postseason series since 2002 and first game since 2004.

In order to do that, the Twins will have to try to make a deal with a team that’s looking to rebuild. Recent rumors have linked Minnesota to the San Francisco Giants as they try to pick up the pieces from their dynasty in the early part of the decade. Of the Twins biggest interest is closer Will Smith and starter Madison Bumgarner, both of whom should be the top trade targets on the market.

As one would expect, the Twins are looking into acquiring one (or perhaps both) of the hurlers as Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (subscription required) named them as part of a group of teams looking to acquire Bumgarner and NBC Sports Bay Area reports that the Twins are more interested in Smith at this point.

With this much smoke, we here at Puckett’s Pond decided to bring in Joel Reuter from Around The Foghorn for a mock negotiation. This represents a good opportunity to not only see if the Twins can pull a deal off, but also how much it would take to acquire one or even both of the Giants hurlers.

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