03-20-2012, 09:21 AM #1
Christensen: Twins might look outside of organization for utility help
According to the Star Tribune's Joe Christensen, Twins general manager Terry Ryan said that the team will be looking outside to find a utility player. Christensen speculates that Tampa might be a good trade partner for them:
Meanwhile, Ryan acknowledged the Twins might have to look outside the organization for a utility player. One potential fit is Tampa Bay's Elliot Johnson, who is out of minor league options and stuck in a potential logjam behind Sean Rodriguez and Reid Brignac.
03-20-2012, 09:27 AM #2
I think that they have enough "defense-first" guys in the organization that it would be better for the Twins to try and find someone who is a little more on the offensive side, and a little less on the defense.
03-20-2012, 09:34 AM #3
I don't see them keeping any of the current options on the roster for the futility spot. Florimon has the outside chance.
I expect some sort of trip through the bargain basement will occur.
03-20-2012, 09:44 AM #4
03-20-2012, 10:48 AM #5Was hoping the club would use that top waiver spot a bit more judiciously though.
03-20-2012, 11:55 AM #6
Seems to me they should be looking for starting middle infielders before worrying about backups.
03-20-2012, 01:25 PM #7
Sounds like Ryan and Gardenhire are trying to find some decent trade-bait to get Punto back.