How the Minnesota Twins can trade for Nolan Arenado
The Minnesota Twins are waiting for an answer from Josh Donaldson, but if they get impatient, do they have enough to acquire another impact third baseman?
The Minnesota Twins offseason has been pretty underwhelming and that’s putting things mildly. After a vow to chase down impact pitching, many fans had visions of Madison Bumgarner, Zack Wheeler or even Hyun-Jin Ryu dancing in their heads, but what they wound up with was a healthy serving of Jake Odorizzi and Michael Pineda served with an underwhelming side of Rich Hill and Homer Bailey.
With the Twins failing to make a splash, they have seemed hell-bent on acquiring third baseman Josh Donaldson. While he can’t pitch, Donaldson would be a great addition to the Twins lineup adding more power and some defense an infield that underperformed in 2019.
But as Donaldson waits for teams to “match his number,” the Twins still have several holes to fill on the roster. If they wait too long, other avenues could close and Minnesota could wind up almost empty-handed in an offseason that was designed to get them over the hump.
This leads to the alternative of trading for Nolan Arenado. The Colorado Rockies star has been a subject of trade conversation over the past couple weeks and adding him would do the same thing that Donaldson would provide with the added bonus of being six years younger than Donaldson.
So what would it take for the Twins to land Arenado and would it be worth the cost to bring him aboard?