Michael Bourn or Kyle Lohse?
I was listening to Jim Bowden on SiriusXM's "Inside Pitch" and he had some interesting things to say about signing Michael Bourn & Kyle Lohse. Ok both are Scott Boras clients that can't find a job because of Boras (which is my guess).
If the Twins signed either player they would give up their #2 round pick or you if signed both #2 & #3 round pick. His idea would be to sign them and basically deal them either at the trade deadline or June 15th. June 15th would be the earliest day you could trade a free agent you just signed.
So why not offer 3YR $45M for a rental for a few months and then trade for prospects. You would get a great return from a contending team needing that extra player to put them over the top.
Also, the Twins could sign either player to keep the ARB clock from starting on Aaron Hicks and Kyle Gibson.