Trade Talk Heat Up for Twins’ Brian Dozier
The Minnesota Twins were very, very bad last year. Historically bad. Worst in franchise history.
Now, it looks like arguably their best player might be traded during the Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings, and he should absolutely be dealt.
It is a time were there are many deals done. Both Denard Span and Ben Revere were traded during the Winter Meetings in 2012, and it looks like Brian Dozier may be on the move this year.
If the Twins were to trade Dozier, it would be for a deal that 'wows' them. It has to included a top-100 pitching prospect, and maybe some other pieces, according to Twins beat writer Mike Berardino.
A lot of the talk has been centered around the Los Angeles Dodgers because they have a need at 2nd base, and they have a pitching prospect in Jose De Leon, a former 24th round selection that has electric movement on his pitches.
It will be interesting to see what the Twins do. They have a need for more young talent, and trading Dozier should be on their radar, because of so many holes that the team has. He needs to be dealt, as the Twins can only afford to be bad for so long.
Dozier is coming off a career year in which he hit 42 home runs, and many teams have been interested. That will help create a bidding war, and make the price even more expensive for a very movable player.
Dozier is one of my favorite players on the team, as he plays stellar defense, and can hit the ball over the fence. What is more to like? Yet, the Twins need to make a move while they still have talented young players on their roster.
What do you think about the possibility of the Twins trading Dozier?