4 potential trade destinations for Jorge Polanco

If the Twins decide to use Jorge Polanco as a trade chip this offseason, a few teams make sense as potential landing spots.

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Boston Red Sox

Boston nearly pulled off a miracle and punched a postseason ticket this year, despite having what was generally a down year by Red Sox standards.

It was a down year by normal standards too, but this seems to be a pattern for Boston that suggests a bounce-back season is in store next year. Sonny Gray is an option for the Red Sox pitching staff this offseason, but they might be wise to double dip into the Twins roster and grab Polanco to pad the infield.

Boston has a hole at second base, with Luis Arias being leaned on as the starter there. That's not sustainable, and swapping him out for Polanco makes a ton of sense. The Red Sox also have some intriguing trade chips that could make for a win-win deal, specifically if Alex Verdugo is what Minnesota can get in return.

The Red Sox are shopping the 27-year-old, who is arbitration-eligible this offseason and won't hit free agency until 2025. He's a big fish, and it would hardly be a 1-for-1 swap, but he'd provide nice pop for the Twins offense if he were acquired.

Another guy the Red Sox might use as a trade chip is Bobb Dalbec, who makes even more sense for the Twins. He's a first baseman, which helps add depth at the position with uncertainty over Alex Kirilloff's health heading into next season. Minnesota has already been rumored to be looking at Cody Bellinger for the same reasons Dalbec makes sense.