Maybe Giolito? Not even sure how to respond to that.
Also, I think your expectations of what is available are unrealistic. What ace it's out there, realistically?
Zach Wheeler.Better K% and FIP, xFIP than Berrios even in a very dysfunctional environment.Get him out of the Mets mess and you will see what he will do. He is a rental and will not cost that much either.That's the cheap way out
I'd really go after German Marquez and get the Rockies to add on Wade Davis (0.79 ERA away from Coors vs 9.20 there) and Brian Shaw (2.86 ERA away 5.76 ERA home).Marquez is arbitration eligible first time next season, and the other 2 are under contract for 2020 + 1 option.Davis is owed ~$25M total and Shaw ~$15M.That will save the Rockies a ton of cash over the next few seasons, so might cost less than what one might think.Regardless, I'd trade Lewis plus Kirilloff (*) for Marquez, if the Rockies are willing to eat some of the others' $.The Twins need him more and he is just 24.
Really need to look for players who are seemingly underperforming in their current situations, but have a high likelihood of improvement if you get them out of there.
(*) I'd rather part with Kirilloff than Rooker btw.Other than Rooker, the Twins do not have much RH power in the system, and with Kepler's extension, Larnach performing solidly and Blackenhorn's, Cabbage, and Diaz's break though years, there is plenty of LH power in the upper minors for the Twins.
Edited by Thrylos, 11 July 2019 - 11:23 AM.