Making a blockbuster: Part II
In order to make the deal worth it on his end, Reuter wants to get a lower trade chip that might have more upside in the coming years. To make that happen, he picks out the name of Misael Urbina, who the Twins signed as an international prospect last July. There hasn’t been too much in terms of reports on the 17-year old, but his performance in the Dominican League last summer was enough to draw interest here.
Reuter also invites me to throw in another prospect along with Gordon, making this a five prospect deal. In all likelihood, this is where the Twins probably bow out as there are enough other options elsewhere to not gut their entire farm system. For this article, I gave it a spin anyway and add another outfielder in Gilberto Celestino, who was ranked 16th by MLB Pipeline.
At this point, Reuter likes the deal enough to agree to it, but I have major cold feet giving San Francisco their outfield of the future, a former first-round pick and a pitcher on the rise. We both feel like this is the deal that would get the blockbuster done, but start exploring what it would take to acquire both pitchers individually.