Cleveland. Bieber's too MLB-ready and probably too good, to be had for someone's super-sub infielder.
It could be the starting point for a discussion, if the Twins are willing to include a good pitching prospect, and the Indians throw in a so-so position player prospect. But then the Twins probably say no.
I don't even think it gets that far. Bieber is currently in their rotation, and performing well, and he's needed there for the foreseeable future. Most contenders don't want to subtract current MLB contributors in a midseason trade. Escobar isn't even a particularly strong fit for them -- he'd either have to play second base himself which he has rarely done for the Twins, or he'd require them moving Jose Ramirez back over to second base, and I'm not sure if they'd be willing to do that again now that Ramirez is a bonafide superstar.
I think they'd rather look at better fits at second like Gennett, Lowrie, or Starlin Castro.
Edited by spycake, 09 July 2018 - 11:37 AM.