Minnesota Twins: Ranking the Twins’ 3 Biggest Trade Needs
It’s been a good season for the Minnesota Twins, who currently sit on top of their division with a 37-28 record, three games ahead of the Cleveland Guardians. They just finished three series against three likely playoff teams in the New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, and Tampa Bay Rays with a 5-4 record.
With that being said, they could still use a little more help in order to be a true contender. To get to that level, it’s important to know what positions do and don’t need help. On the trade market, there aren’t many catchers that are an upgrade over Gary Sanchez and Ryan Jeffers (who’s quietly been having a solid week).
Second base and shortstop are also secure with Carlos Correa, Jorge Polanco, Luis Arraez, Nick Gordon, and Jose Miranda (in need). At first base, Luis Arraez is continuing to improve, and Miranda, Alex Kirilloff, and a soon-to-be healthy (and possibly resurgent) Miguel Sano are also there.
In the outfield, Byron Buxton, Max Kepler, Trevor Larnach, Gilberto Celestino, are a productive outfield with Kirilloff and Gordon serving as depth if needed. The designated hitter position can see one of these guys fitting there as well. This leaves three specific positions that need the most help: third base, starting pitcher, and relief pitcher.
We rank the three Minnesota Twins positions where the team needs the most help.
Each position will cost different amounts, and the Minnesota Twins also need each position a different amount. Because of this, we decided to take a look at potential options and why each position is needed, starting with number three.