So far this offseason, pretty much every Twins fan has called for trading Glen Perkins. However the only trade scenario mentioned was a trade to the Padres for Kouzmanoff. Since that did not happen, how about another idea? Why not trade Glen Perkins to the Dodgers? It would be a good fit since the Dodgers need young, inexpensive pitching, while Perkins would get to pitch at Dodger Stadium, a known pitchers park. The only question is what would the Twins get in return. Here are some of my suggestions, based on two criteria.
1. They have fill a need for the Twins or be able to fit in the Twins system.
2. It has to be a player the Dodgers would be willing to give up. The Dodgers are most likely going to start relying on younger players within the system since their payroll will be greatly reduced.
With that in mind, here are the two players I feel the Twins could get for Perkins.
1. SS Joe Becker.
The Twins could get him because he is stuck between two other SS prospects. The main purpose for getting him would be to give us some MI talent in the upper levels of the system, while holding the spot down for future MI prospects down the road.
2. RHP Timothy Sexton
This guy would be a very good fit for the Twins. He has very good control (100 K: 34 BB in 157 IP) and he projects to be a groundball pitcher as he has a 1.75 GO/AO. He would probably be a good #4 starter, much like Nick Blackburn.
I know many will think I am not asking for a lot but you have to remember that Perkins has a history of shoulder problems, which will scare suitors off. At this point, any value that Perkins has is based on his potential and his affordability over the next few years.