So yet again, another Domingo Santana trade proposal. Obviously, we have already talked about the flaws in Santana’s game and they don’t change much in Minnesota. The Twins do have the DH at their disposal, but they’ll stick with Nelson Cruz there, making Santana an outfield only option.
Assuming the Twins are okay with the elbow issues, I don’t see the Twins going out of their way to acquire somebody like Santana. They kind of have their own version of Domingo, in this case, Eddie Rosario, and it’s unlikely that the Twins consider Santana a viable option for Cron, since he’s never played first base.
I’m assuming “Misc” is a reference to Anthony Misiewicz, a left-handed pitching prospect in the Mariners system. He isn’t a big-time prospect and he turns 25 in November. He handled AAA Tacoma pretty well, considering the offensive environment of the league.
This deal isn’t going to force the Twins to seriously considering Nick Gordon, the infield prospect who is the younger brother of Dee Gordon. The prospect shine on Gordon has certainly faded, but he is still a good prospect who is pretty close to the big leagues.
This proposal is just too one-sided in the Mariners favor when you study the Minnesota roster. The only way I could see the Twins parting ways with Gordon in a Santana trade is if there was a 3-team deal.
Santana is just a square peg in a round hole for the Twins. Now, if you want to talk about trading Santana and perhaps Brandon Williamson, that could be something worth strongly considering. I like the idea of Nick Gordon, who should be a nice utility man, but I just don’t see the deal with happening with the current group of players being discussed.
But hey, I’d love to be wrong about this one.