MLB Trade Deadline: One move every team should make

Jun 30, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (left) takes relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (right) out of the game against the Los Angeles Angels during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 30, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (left) takes relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (right) out of the game against the Los Angeles Angels during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /
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Tyler Glasnow
Tyler Glasnow. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports /

Must make trades for each American League Central team: Minnesota Twins

Trade idea: Acquire Tyler Glasnow

Believe it or not, the Minnesota Twins are a really good team. Now, of course, their record doesn’t reflect. Currently, they sit 15 games under .500 and don’t expect them to get much better as the season winds down.

Game after game, the Twins have been pounded on the scoreboard but usually, they don’t go out without a fight. Offensively, they can score on even the best pitchers. They rank in the top ten in batting average and top three in home runs. But with so many superlative words used to describe their offense, why does their record reek? That’s simple, they can’t strike out the opposition if their lives depended on it.

Pitching has been God awful for the Twins. They’re ranked right near the bottom of the league (5.01) with several other bottom feeders in that department such as the Baltimore Orioles and Arizona Diamondbacks.

If possible, the Twins may want to inquire about Tyler Glasnow of the Tampa Bay Rays. Granted, the Rays are firmly in the thick of things for the AL crown. Still, at the age of 27, he’s the exact sort of player the Twins could use to become title contenders or at least, perpetual playoff threats.

Glasnow holds an ERA of just 2.66 and currently ranks 12th in strikeouts with 123. The Twins are always fun to watch, they have a propensity to hit homers but they also tend to give up a ton as well. With the help of Glasnow and a few other pitching moves, the Twins could go from just a fun team to a scary one.