Three types of trade packages the Minnesota Twins could offer
By Tyler Kruse
It seems more and more likely the Minnesota Twins will make a deadline move. What are some packages the Twins could offer to get deals done?
The first type of trade package –
The most ideal type of trade the Twins make is for a star to bolster the bullpen or starting rotation, hopefully putting some emphasis on the bullpen. With that said, there are a few players they could target such as Madison Bumgarner or Will Smith. Rumor has it that the Twins aren’t willing to part with any of their top 3 prospects in Royce Lewis, Alex Kirilloff or Brusdar Graterol. If not them, who?
I think the most ideal trade package the Twins can form, would be of a few guys that have the potential to be everyday players but aren’t shoe-ins. Guys like Nick Gordon, Brent Rooker, and Stephen Gonsalves are the first few that come to mind here. Those three could be the exact kind of package the Twins are willing to ship out.
With quite a bit of depth at the pitching position and more on the way, the Twins could afford to part ways with Gonsalves. Brent Rooker is the closest outfielder to the majors in the organization but given the depth of the current outfield, time is on the Twins side. With Trevor Larnach flying through the ranks and Luke Raley on the shelf with an injury, the Twins aren’t risking much by giving up Rooker. The power is there but he strikeouts out a ton, sound familiar?
Gordon is in the same boat here as the other two. Solid potential but not a guarantee to be a star at the next level. A package of these 3, mixed with one or two more guys not on the Twins’ top 30 list, could easily land a star at the deadline.