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Can you name a single player in the above photograph? Yeah, I couldn't either. Twins fans probably need to get used to this.
Nobody in the Twins clubhouse or front office will say this, but the Twins are about to embark on a rebuilding project. When a team loses 99 games with a $100 million payroll, changes need to be made and usually that means that youthful changes are coming.
For a 32-year-old outfielder like Cuddyer, it may not be something he wants to do.
Meanwhile, the Colorado Rockies are in the same position. While their situation isn't as dire as the Twins is, the Rockies aren't close to competing in the National League West. That might scare Cuddyer away as well.
What might really appeal to Cuddyer is a contender picking up the phone and giving him a call. This situation may help the Twins more as they would get a compensation pick in the upcoming draft due to Cuddyer's Type A free agent status.
While it might not be the signing team's first rounder, it's still an early pick in the draft. With the cupboards almost bare in the minor league system (with the exception of the outfielders I explained in the last slide), it might behoove the Twins to stockpile assets than keep expensive players.