A Mock Twins Trade Deadline (Part I: The…

The Minnesota Twins got a jump-start on the trade deadline by flipping Nelson Cruz and minor league pitcher Calvin Faucher to the Tampa Bay Rays for pitching prospects Joe Ryan and Drew Strotman last Thursday afternoon. We’ll talk about that deal more in detail later on here, but it’s not an uncommon trade pairing. The Twins matched up on the Matt Garza-for-Delmon Young deal many moons ago, and more recently swapped infielder Jermaine Palacios for starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi prior to the 2018 season.

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