The Minnesota Twins used to be a team that made sneaky deals at the trade deadline that made them interesting contenders in the American League, but the muster is gone and the Twins are just straight sellers in the market now. There’s hope that they can turn their season around, but the chances that they’ll deal at the deadline is on the rise.
According to Jon Heyman from CBSSports.com, the Twins have a few different players that true contenders might want to dip into and get their hands on but htey’ll likely have to wait until the All-Star Game to get any serious traction on trade talks in Minnesota.
The Twins haven’t started their possible sale yet, but they are starting to tell teams that if they aren’t contending later this month they’ll make outfielder Josh Willingham and right-handed starter Kevin Correia available, as both are free-agent eligible after the year.
The Twins are expected to wait until after the All-Star break before doing any actual selling, as the game is at beautiful Target Field on July 15.
The All-Star Game being held at Target Field likely has little to do with the Twins not wanting to make trades until after the event is over, but it’s still something to consider.
The bottom line is, unless Minnesota truly believes it can contend in the AL Central this year and grab a Wild Card spot, expect them to be sellers at the deadline with names like Kurt Suzuki, Josh Willingham and others mentioned a few times over in potential deals.
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