4 players Twins could target if the Mets have a fire sale at the trade deadline

It's offically trade deadline season and the Twins should look at the Mets for reinforcements.
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Harrison Bader

Last season, one of the Twins' unsung heroes was Michael A. Taylor. Taylor offered the Twins the ability to play the outfield well, and despite his .220 batting average, he hit 21 home runs.

Right now, the Twins are missing that piece but could acquire someone similar from the Mets.

Bader is a former gold glove winner with a competent bat and some ability to steal bases. Bader is currently hitting .263 and has stolen eight bases. If he could add a little bit of power, he could be an invaluable piece to the Twins’ roster.

Potential cost

This is an interesting one. Bader is on a one-year contract and 30 years old, but given his production and fielding ability, the Mets might look for a mid-tier prospect between 15-25 in return. If this is the case, the Twins should certainly make a call.

Adam Ottavino 

The Twins' bullpen hasn’t been bad this season, players like Griffin Jax, Jorge Alcala, and Steven Okert have been solid. The Twins will also eventually get Brock Stewart back. However, contending teams can never have too many bullpen arms. 

This is why it would be a good move for the Twins to go after someone like Ottavino. In 2024 Ottavino has had a tough time in New York, posting a 5.79 ERA.

However, despite his struggles, Ottavino has done well keeping the ball in the park, only surrendering three home runs, and has pitched well against right-handed batters, holding them to a .226 batting average.

At 38 years old, Ottavino wouldn't be in Minnesota for the long haul but could be a nice arm to bring out of the bullpen occasionally.

Potential cost

Ottavino is aging and on a one-year contract, this is someone the Mets will most likely want to get whatever they can for as they start rebuilding. Ottavino shouldn’t cost the Twins more than a low-tier prospect around 25-30 and is worth a look.

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