The Twins' Trade Bait

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The Twins' Trade Bait
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The trade deadline is fast approaching and the Twins need help. The Twins could use an infielder, a relief pitcher, and a solid starter. Of course, couldn't any team?

That said, here are some players the Twins should be shopping around to contending teams:

 

Joe Crede

 

The aging and hurting veteran has a big slugging percentage and an elite glove at third base. Any team could use him as a bench player and he does well as a starter too. The Twins don't have much to lose when it comes to Crede, top prospect Danny Valencia looks ready for the majors.


Brendan Harris

 

Harris is a classic "tweener." He's not a good enough glove to play consistently up the middle and not a good enough bat to man a flank spot in the infield. This makes him a good and versatile bench player. While the Twins are weak up the middle, Harris might bring enough value to make up for this fact. If it means getting a solid pitcher, the Twins should sell Harris.


R.A. Dickey

 

The "knuckleballer" has enjoyed a good half of baseball and he has basically cost the Twins nothing. Teams looking for an able back-of-the-rotation starter or someone just to eat up low-leverage innings and save other bullpen arms should be ready to part with something for Dickey. For the Twins, any something will be gravy.

 

Ben Revere

 

Yeah, that's right, I'd be looking to shop one of the Twins top prospects. Revere has been performing very well so far in the minors and if the price is right, the Twins can afford to part with the young center fielder.


Aaron Hicks

 

Ditto for Aaron Hicks. The Twins are heavy on outfielders in their farm system and short in other areas. Hicks is the Twins "top" prospect according to numerous online pundits. He could bring in some real swag. One caveat: I'd trade either Hicks or Revere, but not both.

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