Casilla Out For the Year; Major Acquisition In Store For the Twins?

E ASenior Analyst IJuly 30, 2008

Now that second baseman Alexi Casilla will be out for the season with a torn ligament in his hand, will this finally lead to a big trade at the deadline for the Tightwad Twinkees?

Will the left side of the infield be upgraded by trading for third baseman Adrian Beltre? Might slugger Adam Dunn be traded for? What about beast-and-a-half righty Taylor Tankersly, right fielder Jose Guillen or left fielder Raul Ibanez? Probably not. Short stop Edgar Renteria? Even less likely.

Twins fans, settle in, and accept that this year will be like all others. The Minnesota Twins will be neither buyers nor sellers. If you were hoping that the Twins would make a big splash to strengthen the team for the stretch run, I'm sorry to say that they haven't done anything yet, and probably won't at all.

Despite the loss of the team's hottest hitter, the signs point to no big move. Sorry, Twins fans. Settle in and watch as the Twins have another depressing trade deadline. Not buying intriguing new players, the anguish of trading away fan-favorites whom Carl Pholad is too frugal to tender, but sitting at home and watching the other 29 teams go through either stage.