We all know the offseason can drag on and on, so from time to time I’ll provide you guys with a potential trade to chew on. As a disclaimer, this is nothing but speculation and has nothing to do with published reports unless I specifically say that it is.
Twins Give Up
Rockies Give Up
The Twins get an immediate solution for third base, albeit a young one. Stewart should have a very solid major league career for many years to come. This obviously creates some competition for Danny Valencia, who should be ready for the major leagues as soon as late 2009. The general thought among Twins fans is to find a veteran left-infielder to plug the hole while we wait for Valencia. The Twins would be banking on Valencia in a major way if they choose that route. This new approach leaves the Twins with some options when Valencia is ready.
Obviously, Revere and Parmelee are tough to give up, and Revere is coming off a superb season. However, his trade value will never be higher. There is still a great deal of bust potential with him, and the Twins already have a log jam in the outfield for the next decade. Parmelee will be ready to go in the majors in a few years, but there is really no room for him. The outfield is locked up, as is first base.
While Stewart coming off a good 2008 campaign with the Rockies, Will Harris is stuck in Single-A. He is somewhat old for that level, but had a good year this year as well. He has the potential to be a good middle-to-end of the rotation guy and the Twins might have need for one of those in a few years.
This trade is purely hypothetical, and I don’t endorse it in any way, but what do you think?
As a side note, there will be another Q&A on Thursday, October 23rd. I won’t tell who it is yet, but I can say that he is in Seth’s Top 10. I’ll also be doing a Q&A with Tyler Ladendorf in a few weeks. I want to open this later one up to everyone, so if you have a question for Tyler please email it to me and I’ll get it to him.