Burton, Perkins, and minor league prospects
Let me be clear, absent a trade (of Burton for a valuable SP) I would like the Twins to pursue the extremely unlikely closer by committee (of two) next year. But failing that:
Should the Twins lock one or the other as closer and the other as setup guy and then deal the likes of Guerra, Robertson, Oliveros, and/or Burnett (by "and" I don't mean ALL of them)? I ask because the Twins have a bunch of guys who may be capable in middle relief, ranging from Swarzak and Blackburn (lot of money for that role, but if he can be effective there, why not try it out?) on one hand to Slama, Perdomo, Vasquez, Thielbar, Sattler, Waldrop, Pugh, Watts, and Albers on the other hand.
This means taking what they know works and trading some guys who project as setup men or middle relievers given that there is depth in the system there.