Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports has reported that the Twins and Nats have a discussed a deal that would send Span to the capital.
According to Rosenthal, the Twins would likely look to address two needs in this deal. They can add a promising shortstop in Ian Desmond and a late-inning reliever.
This trade rumor is the newest in a long line of negotiations that have involved the Twins, but this one may not be in the long-term interest of the team.
Let's take a look at five reasons the Twins should not trade Span.