It’s been a while since Twins fans could look forward to the trade deadline with confidence the club was a full-on buyer, so it seems like we deserve a dedicated post to discuss rumors, share wish lists, and react to any deals the front office makes.
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Bonus points to the Citizen who identifies the pitcher in this photo without cheating.
Thad Levine told a Twins beat writer the club is pursuing players on the waiver wire with an eye toward adding talent for this season and beyond:
We've already pivoted once in this process, and I think we demonstrated a willingness to respond to the way the team's performing," Levine said. "The team's obviously performing extremely well right now...
That's fine and all, but I hope the front office isn't deluded by a 9-4 start to August, particularly when only one opponent in four had a record above .500. This week's series against Cleveland might force the issue.
I suppose I could "Sell hope" and say that the Twins still have a shot of getting back into thing because the next week or so, they play the dregs of the AL and NL. But I'm not doing that. This team does not have the bullpen arms to make it.
But I also hope they don't trade off the good players for pennies. If Ervin Santana is pitching for us in September thats fine by me. If he gets flipped for Mike Trout, thats cool too.
Jaime Garcia gets his first (only?) start for the Twins. We'll see how his stuf plays in the American League. The A's are tossing out a rookie named Daniel Gossett. (insert seligshrug.gif here)