Minus the minuscule Francisco Liriano deal, in which Minnesota acquired two fringe prospects, the Twins waved hello to the trade deadline and quickly waved goodbye without making a follow-up move.
In some respects, this should be taken as a positive. The Twins could have made a move merely for the sake of making a move and done something foolish.
What they should have done was find a way to deal Justin Morneau or Denard Span. In both cases the Twins have a younger player waiting in the wing to take his spot.
Morneau will cost Minnesota $14 million next season. That’s a large sum of cash to pay to an injury-prone, aging player.
Yes, Morneau has shown signs of life over the previous month batting .326 with three homers and 12 RBI. Over that same stretch, he posted a .370 on base and .500 slugging percentage.