Updating 5 Contenders Who Will Covet Josh Willingham in a Trade

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Updating 5 Contenders Who Will Covet Josh Willingham in a Trade
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The Minnesota Twins are terrible right now.

At 8-21, they are the worst team in Major League Baseball with a bullet. When a team does terribly, there is a small cry for teams to trade their best players for big returns.

The Twins don't have many things that they can use to get such a big return. A lot of the Twins assets could be considered damaged goods or something that couldn't bring back much of anything in the first place.

That's why if the Twins do want to make a trade to rebuild their farm system quickly, Josh Willingham is one of the most logical pieces to be moved.

Willingham has been the Twins best hitter this season. He's hit .291 with five home runs, 15 RBI and a .972 OPS.

While the law of averages suggests that Willingham will cool off (He's never hit above .277 in a full season), he could be the asset the Twins need to get some young players in their system.

It will cost a lot for someone to pry Willingham away from the Twins as he has two seasons left on his three-year, $21 million contract signed last offseason, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few teams that could use his bat.

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