Minnesota Twins: Ranking the Twins’ potential targets at the trade deadline
By Chris Schad
The Minnesota Twins will be looking to be a factor at the MLB trade deadline. Puckett’s Pond has a list of targets that the Twins could be looking for as the July 31 deadline approaches.
The next couple of weeks figure to be busy for the Minnesota Twins. With the club perched atop the American League Central, the Twins will be in the race for a postseason spot for just the second time in the since 2010. With a team capable of putting up runs in bunches, Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey and General Manager Thad Levine know they need to make improvements if they want to win their first playoff series since 2002.
With the July 31 MLB trade deadline approaching, there already have been rumors swirling over who the Twins could acquire and what they may be giving up to get their hands on them. Names like Will Smith, Marcus Stroman, Madison Bumgarner and Kirby Yates have already been dropped and as teams switch from buyers to sellers, the number of available arms should grow ahead of the deadline.
As the trade deadline approaches, we here at Puckett’s Pond decided to put together a list of rankings to see which targets could help the Twins the most. Things such as control, cost and performance on the field go into these rankings and the Twins need on the mound outweighs what they could acquire at the plate. Without further ado, here’s a look at what the Twins should be gunning for as they inch closer to July 31.