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Twinkie Town Talk: Trading Places Edition

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It’s swapping season!

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Happy Friday everybody! The weekend is here and the Yankees aren’t, so let’s run through some links and have a great day.

In Case You Missed It

  • First and foremost, our fearless leader did a fearless leader thing to remind us that the sky isn’t, indeed, falling.
  • Our newest writer has got a take, and I gotta say, he’s got me convinced.
  • TeamCrazyMatt decided to bum everybody out, but it can only get better. Right? RIGHT??
  • The Twins made some roster moves yesterday, and John had us covered.

Elsewhere in Twins Territory

  • The excellent folks at Twins Daily ran an article putting Byron Buxton’s WAR numbers in the context of the proud history of centerfield for the Twins.
  • The Twins are getting some big city press, as the New York Times ran a piece yesterday looking into how the hometown team is “obliterating” the home run record.
  • The Star Tribune reported that the Twins front office is, indeed, sane, as they have interest in acquiring Noah Syndergaard.
  • Our sister site for the Evil Empire inspected whether the Twins are about to join the ranks of the super-teams of the league.

Around the Horn

  • In the “old men yell at cloud” department, a couple Pirates announcers were not pleased when the Cardinals stole a base in a 7-run game.
  • Former All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki announced his retirement.
  • While I could’ve given you a hundred different trade rumor links, nothing entirely notable has happened up to this point. However, Sports Illustrated looked into some questions going into the deadline.

Let’s Talk!

What player (who could realistically be traded) would you most like for the Twins to acquire this deadline?