Twins Trade Analysis: Jorge Polanco to the Mariners for Anthony DeSclafani and Friends
Dave breaks down the Polanco trade in depth as the Twins make their first significant move of the offseason
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A trade that everybody seemed to expect finally came to fruition Monday night.
Making their first significant transaction in more than a month, the Twins shipped infielder Jorge Polanco to the Seattle Mariners for two major-league pitchers, two minor-league prospects and cash to offset salary. Right-handers Anthony DeSclafani and Justin Topa figure to help the Twins win another AL Central title, and outfielder Gabriel González and right-hander Darren Bowen give the organization additional seeds for the future. All in exchange for a player they can reasonably replace immediately in Polanco, someone who they didn't plan to keep beyond the 2024 season. Adding the reported $8 million in cash Seattle is sending to the Twins makes the total package a considerable return for Derek Falvey and Thad Levine.