July 28, 2021

The Minnesota Twins should trade for the Orioles’ Dylan Bundy (Twinkie Town)


The Minnesota Twins are no doubt looking high and low for starting pitching help, and there’s a former No. 4 overall pick who just might be available as somewhat of a reclamation project.

The Baltimore Orioles are reportedly shopping Dylan Bundy, who was the top pitching prospect in baseball less than six years ago. Injuries, followed by a few seasons of ups and downs, and overall ineffectiveness have sapped his value.

Trading Bundy now is absolutely selling low on a distressed asset, although part of the appeal of trading for him would be that he still has two years of team control remaining; and that he is only projected to make $5.7 million in 2020, according to MLB Trade Rumors.

The Twins only have Jose Berrios and Jake Odorizzi in ink for next year’s starting rotation. Kyle Gibson signed with the Texas Rangers this week. Michael Pineda and Martin Perez remain free agents, although Perez ranked seventh out of seven in terms of importance when it came to players the Twins stood to lose this off season, according to yours truly.

Odorizzi was first in terms of importance, and after he surprised almost everyone by accepting the qualifying offer, he never even hit the…

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