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Twins still in talks with Dodgers; trade talks broken down with Red Sox

Day 5 (6?... do you count Tuesday as one day?) of the trade saga continues.

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“Okay, Brusdar - you might actually be moving this time,” is what I imagine Baldelli telling Graterol in this photo that I can assume has not been used at all during this trade saga across all SB Nation sites.
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Good morning or afternoon to everyone! If you thought this Minnesota Twins were out of this blockbuster trade saga that will probably be picked up by Disney and made into a movie, well, we’re all wrong.

LaVelle E Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune wrote today that talks progressed throughout the night. The Los Angeles Dodgers have now stepped in and it appears that the Twins and Boston Red Sox will not be swapping players. Rather, the Dodgers and the Twins will be swapping players - presumably pitchers Kenta Maeda and Brusdar Graterol. Additional players may be included in that swap, which are prospects outside the top-10 tier on either side. Additionall, LENIII tweeted that Graterol is just hanging out in Fort Myers, throwing bullpen sessions:

Jon Heyman weighed in, echoing what LENIII wrote in his article. It seems the Red Sox and Twins have broken off their end of the trade as they themselves will deal with L.A. Meanwhile, the Dodgers and Red Sox will re-work their end of the trade. Maybe we’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel?

Ken Rosenthal also weighs in with similar information:

Meanwhile, Betsy Helfand, beat reporter for the St Paul Pioneer Press, was out of the country and is “in the dark” about the whole ordeal:

If things continue to progress throughout the day, the Twins may actually end up with Maeda in camp and Graterol may finally be on the move after being in limbo for almost a week. Twins pitchers and catchers start workouts in two days, so.... get on it, teams.