Minnesota Twins: A Twins to-do list at the 2019 MLB Winter Meetings

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DENVER, COLORADO - AUGUST 03: Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants throws in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 03, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO - AUGUST 03: Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants throws in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 03, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – SEPTEMBER 11: Eddie Rosario #20 of the Minnesota Twins reacts to flying out against the Washington Nationals during the eighth inning of the interleague game at Target Field on September 11, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Nationals defeated the Twins 6-2. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – SEPTEMBER 11: Eddie Rosario #20 of the Minnesota Twins reacts to flying out against the Washington Nationals during the eighth inning of the interleague game at Target Field on September 11, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Nationals defeated the Twins 6-2. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

Value your trade assets

We’ve mentioned a couple of potential deals heading into the winter meetings, but in order to get something done, you have to give something up. The most common name that has been thrown into trade discussion has been Eddie Rosario, but the Twins could also dig into a farm system that has been stockpiled with talent over recent years.

Rosario seems to be the most likely major leaguer to be moved thanks to an on-base percentage (.300) that was his lowest since 2016 (.295). With questionable defense in left field, the Twins may be looking for a quieter alternative in left field, which could also mean the call up of top prospect Alex Kirilloff during the opening months of the 2020 season.

Another area that could be tapped into is the middle infield, which has All-Star shortstop Jorge Polanco and 2019 breakout star Luis Arraez entrenched at the major league level, but a surplus of talent behind them that includes Royce Luis, Wander Javier and 2019 first-round pick Keoni Cavaco.

Should the Twins pull off a blockbuster, it’s likely going to involve a name that nobody will see coming. That makes it up to Falvey and Levine to decide which pieces are expendable before making a deal they might regret.

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