Minnesota Twins Trade Candidate No. 3: Taylor Rogers
Trading Tyler Duffey would be one thing, but shipping out his fellow reliever Taylor Rogers would be another. One of the Twins’ All-Star representatives from 2021, Rogers would command an impressive prospect haul if the team did decide to pull the trigger on the reliever.
One of the best left-handed relievers in baseball, Rogers often posts underwhelming ERA numbers, but posts a sub-3.00 FIP every year and elite strikeout numbers. Analytics love him, and he’s capable of closing out games if he needs to.
He’s even more valuable than Duffey is, but he’s also in the same boat as far as contracts go. He’s likely in line for a one-year, $7.5 million deal through arbitration before hitting free agency the next year, where he’ll likely command a multi-year deal a little larger than the one that Trevor May earned after leaving the Twins last year.
Just like Duffey, Rogers has spent his entire career with one team, drafted by the Twins all the way back in 2012. If he feels like Minnesota is still a good spot for him and wants to return, inking him to a new deal that will extend past next year should be a no-brainer. If not, moving on in the offseason would be better than losing him for nothing.