Twins flip shortstops
Add the Minnesota Twins to the list of teams in the AL Central that don’t necessarily need Lindor, but could possibly consider a move. Minnesota recently signed Jorge Polanco to a long-term deal, but Polanco has lacked consistency at times. For that reason, the Twins could explore the idea of spending a bit more money on Lindor to gain more consistent play.
For the Cleveland Indians and Polanco, he would fill the shortstop role at a much cheaper price and is already on a long-term deal. Polanco is locked in with Minnesota as of now through at least 2024, making at most $10.5 million in a single season over that span. He also has club options tacked on at the end of the deal that could keep him around even longer.
As for the prospect included, Akil Baddoo is currently the No. 13 prospect in the Twins’ organization. A second round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, Baddoo is nearing a debut in the majors, being projected for sometime during the 2021 season.
This comes despite Baddoo having limited experience in the minors. He only played 29 games during the 2019 season and they came at High-A. While his average wasn’t very impressive, he was able to club four home runs and steal six bases over the short time.