Originally Posted by HometownHero
Why would they want Stubbs or be willing deal a the league minimum player like Revere who hit .294 with 40 steals to get him?
Well, first the Twins already have Span in CF, and I beleive they also have a CF prospect in the minors they are high on. The Twins view Span as a more valuable trade commodity than Revere and would certainly want more if he was in a trade rather than Revere. Secondly, the Twins desperately need and want pitching, and their budget dictates they get it via trade rather than free agency. Bailey is a 26 yr. old power pitcher coming into his own with a 3.68 ERA and a perfect game last season. Of course the Twins would crave Bailey. As far as Stubbs - he's a throw in really. But he does hit LH pitching ok, and Span is a LH hitter - so maybe the Twins would view him as having some value as a 4th outfielder. Finally, this would also free up a few million for the Twins that they could use to get a stop-gap SS. Besides, Willingham is 33 or 34 years old, and Revere is certainly not some untouchable star - in fact, he's redundant for them, but he could hopefully fill our need in CF.