Well, it happens every single year. There will be plenty of good relievers traded in the next two months, and I bet some will outperform Kimbrel the rest of this season. When I say "Pressly types" I'm talking strictly about young-ish relievers with good stuff on the top of their games. It's ideal, not essential, they're controllable past this year. Not sure why people are acting like such commodities no longer exist?
You are kind of moving goal posts here. Your quote in the article was
But from my view, they should be seeking to execute the same blueprint that landed Ryan Pressly in Houston last summer: trading mid-tier prospects for prime-aged relievers, ideally with an untapped strength, under multiple years of control. There should be no shortage of such opportunities in the coming weeks, and the Twins have no shortage of prospects do deal with.
If you look at last year's trade deadline, how many relievers actually qualify for that criteria?
Jake Diekman? Nope
Brandon Kintzler? Nope
Brad Ziegler? Nope
Keone Kela? Yes? Currently demoted to AAA.
Roberto Osuna? Yes, though dumped by the Blue Jays because of domestic abuse suspension
Brad Brach? Nope
Ryan Pressly? Yes
Sam Tuivailala? Nope
Joakim Soria? Nope
Seungwhan Oh? Nope
Nathan Eovaldi? Pending FA
Matt Andriese? Nope
Zach Britton? Pending FA
Jeurys Familia? Pending FA
Brad Hand? Yes? Required a top 50-to-100 prospect to acquire.
So, depending on how stringent we take your criteria, there might be 1-5 relievers available, which I wouldn't exactly describe as "no shortage" - especially when almost every single playoff contender is looking for bullpen help. We can kind of assume that the Rays, Astros and Yankees are pretty set. But that leaves the Red Sox, Cardinals, Cubs, Phillies, Braves, Brewers, and Dodgers to compete with the Twins.