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Everybody Gets a Trade!!

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In the beginning of the offseason (link), I wrote about a stopgap solution at SS (Galvis) while we waited for a prospect (Lewis, Martin, or Wells…if acquired in a trade). Fast Forward a couple months and Galvis has signed with the KBO (link). While a Free Agent stopgap is still a likely outcome (Iglesias or Villar or even old friend Niko Goodrum), a trade is more fun to dream about.

As I dreamed, I researched possible trade partners around the league, however, instead of putting too much weight on my opinion and the numbers on Baseball Trade Values, I wanted the opinions of others. So, I reached out to several other SBNation sites with trade proposals.

My stated goals were to acquire a starting SS, supplemented with starting pitching options while offering Trevor Larnach (22.6) as the Twins’ top trade chip. While some discussions were livelier than others and some discussions didn’t exist, it was a fun exercise that provided a few options for the Twins.

Below are the proposals from commenters. Which trade(s) would you accept (assuming each trade is independent from the previous)?

San Diego Padres:

Trade: Larnach for Ha-Seong Kim

Poll

Accept?

This poll is closed

  • 30%
    Yes
    (97 votes)
  • 69%
    No
    (225 votes)
322 votes total Vote Now

St. Louis Cardinals:

Trade #1: Larnach for Tommy Edman (21.1)

Trade #2: Larnach for Paul DeJong + Jake Woodford

Poll

Accept?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    Trade #1
    (80 votes)
  • 38%
    Trade #2
    (126 votes)
  • 37%
    No
    (123 votes)
329 votes total Vote Now

Tampa Bay Rays:

Trade: Larnach for Taylor Walls + Ryan Yarbrough + Manuel Margot (3.5)

Poll

Accept?

This poll is closed

  • 61%
    Yes
    (189 votes)
  • 38%
    No
    (117 votes)
306 votes total Vote Now

Arizona Diamondbacks:

Trade #1: Lewis (28.7) + Gordon + Jax (0) for Ketel Marte + Nick Ahmed

Trade #2: Donaldson (-19.1) for Madison Bumgarner

Poll

Accept?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    Trade #1
    (85 votes)
  • 45%
    Trade #2
    (163 votes)
  • 31%
    No
    (112 votes)
360 votes total Vote Now

Cincinnati Reds:

Trade #1: Celestino for Riley O’Brien (.7)

Trade #2: Celestino + Miller for Vladimir Gutierrez/Tony Santillan (5.5)

Poll

Accept?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Trade #1
    (31 votes)
  • 41%
    Trade #2
    (102 votes)
  • 46%
    No
    (115 votes)
248 votes total Vote Now

Oakland A’s:

Trade: Urbina + Gray (1.3) for Cole Irvin

Poll

Accept?

This poll is closed

  • 50%
    Yes
    (110 votes)
  • 49%
    No
    (108 votes)
218 votes total Vote Now

Miami Marlins:

Trade: Kepler (23.6) for Elieser Hernandez + Jon Berti/Monte Harrison/Cody Poteet

Poll

Accept?

This poll is closed

  • 59%
    Yes
    (150 votes)
  • 40%
    No
    (103 votes)
253 votes total Vote Now

Cleveland Guardians:

Trade: Garver (10.9) + Julien (2.4)/Wallner for Andrés Giménez + Logan Allen/Eli Morgan

Poll

Accept?

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    Yes
    (77 votes)
  • 66%
    No
    (156 votes)
233 votes total Vote Now

Three-team trade:

MIN receives Walls (TB), Josh Fleming (TB), and Hernandez (MIA)

TB receives Cabrera (MIA) and Garver (MIN)

MIA receives Larnach (MIN) and Margot (TB)

Poll

Accept?

This poll is closed

  • 44%
    Yes
    (112 votes)
  • 55%
    No
    (138 votes)
250 votes total Vote Now

This exercise certainly provided many intriguing options: While I expect the Twins to pursue higher end starting pitching, they should be on the lookout for young, these types of controllable options. As for SS, players ranged from young prospects to expensive veterans to utility-types but, again, deserve a look due to the need at the position.

If I were GM of the Twins, there are multiple trades that I would look into. And, based on the results of the votes and further research, I will complete a revised offseason plan for the 2022 season. Here’s to hoping the offseason can resume soon!

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