Minnesota Twins: 3 questions heading into the MLB trade deadline

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 24: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets pitches during the second inning against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on July 24, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 24: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets pitches during the second inning against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on July 24, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 09: Pitcher Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets walks back to the dugout after the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field on June 09, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 09: Pitcher Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets walks back to the dugout after the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field on June 09, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Will the Twins pull off a blockbuster?

One of the biggest dilemmas for general managers this time of year is whether or not to part with their prospects. For some teams, the gamble works out as Brandon Warne noted on Twitter that in a trade that sent Jonny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals in 2014, the prospects involved have pitched a grand total of 6 1/3 innings in 2019.

For the Twins, their top-end talent at the farm system is something they want to hold onto for a bright future, but the time to go for it may already be here. Earlier this month, it was reported that the Twins were not interested in dealing Royce Lewis, Alex Kirilloff or Brusdar Graterol, but if they want to make a splash, they might not have a choice.

One of the strongest rumors in this direction is the Twins’ interest in Noah Syndergaard. The Mets hurler would be a perfect addition to the Twins’ rotation considering he’s under control through the 2022 season, but the Mets would like to get a king’s ransom in return. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s La Velle E. Neal, the Mets asked for both Lewis and Kirilloff in return for the 26-year old, which is a demand that was sure to induce sweaty palms at 1 Twins Way.

In the end, it all depends on what the front office really thinks of this team. If they believe that the potential now is better than what could come down the road, they’ll make the deal. If not, it might be a string of minor deals that are effective but not as flashy.

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The Twins will have three days to decide which direction they want to go, but it’s possible that they could make their first major blockbuster in a long time.

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