Twins Trade Rumors: Minnesota interested in acquiring Carlos Gomez?

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The Minnesota Twins usually aren’t players at the trade deadline, but the idea of acquiring Carlos Gomez is at least being discussed. 

For a long time in the 1990s and 2000s, the Minnesota Twins had one of the best farm systems in all of baseball. They produced stars like Torii Hunter, Doug Mientkiewicz, Justin Morneau and Brian Dozier. At one point in time, the Twins had such an abundance of outfield depth that they had no choice but to trade rising stars like Denard Span and Ben Revere to make room for the next crop of youngsters.

One of those trade victims was Carlos Gomez, who was starting to become a fan favorite in Minnesota before being traded a few hundred miles away to the Milwaukee Brewers. Since that trade, Gomez has become a headline grabber for his hot temper and sharp skills — and he could deb headed back to the Twins.

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Twins are interested in re-acquiring outfielder Carlos Gomez from the Milwaukee Brewers. However, while that’s a nostalgic idea for fans in Minnesota, Heyman reports the front office is focused on acquiring bullpen help.

Re-qacuiring Gomez is a cute idea, but it’s not all that practical. Sure, the Twins could use his speed and the roster depth he’d provide but that’s not a top priority. If the Twins need anything it’s help in the bullpen, as their pitching has long been an achilles heel that has sunk potential championship teams in the past.

Gomez might not be on the move to Minnesota, but if he’s being discussed in a deal with the Twins that frees up outfield space for the Brewers to insert younger pieces, then Gomez might be on the radar of other teams around baseball.

He’ll be a name to watch as the deadline approaches, as Gomez is a name that doesn’t call for a blockbuster to trade away and seems like the type of decent player that gets moved at the deadline to a contending team.

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