The trade deadline is finally here and the Minnesota Twins have some tough choices to make. Normally being just one game over .500 this time of year can be cause to consider selling off pending free agents and looking forward to next season, but the AL Central is truly terrible this year and the Twins find themselves with a half game lead in the division somehow.
However, this is a Twins team that is not playing well right now. As of Monday night, they have lost five straight games and while it is tempting to go all-in with a shot at the playoffs in sight, the smarter play may be to be selective buyers with an eye on the future instead of betting the farm on this season. The division isn't getting any better, so why push harder than they need to?
So far, that seems to track with the trade rumors surrounding the Twins right now. They aren't connected to any big names at the deadline really and there are even rumblings that they could sell some pending free agents by the time the deadline rolls around.
Here are 2 Twins trade rumors we hope come true and 1 we hope that doesn't
Trade rumors this time of year can be a crapshoot. A lot of the time, they are purely speculation from baseball writers that just look at a team's needs and pull corresponding players out of a hat. However, there are some rumors that seem to have kernels of truth to them and those will be the focus here. At the end of the day, anything could happen as information is particularly imperfect around the trade deadline.
Let's take a look at some trade rumors that would be sweet to see come to fruition and one that we really hope doesn't.