I still believe that the Twins should be sellers at the deadline -- Luis Castillo should go to the Mets if they'll take him, Carlos Silva should be dealt (I've referred to him multiple times as arbitration eligible at the end of this year, but I was a year off on his service time), and if the Twins get a good offer for Torii (which I don't think will happen), they should probably take it -- unless, of course, they have a plan in place to sign him to a 4-year deal, which is the best option of all. No one on the market now is worth paying for in prospects. The one exception to this (and it's a fairly big one) is if the Twins were to find an everyday caliber third baseman or outfielder who would be with the team in 2008 -- at that point, TR should consider dealing a prospect or two, because the Twins should have a formidable pitching staff and, with an upgraded offense, should be able to compete for a playoff spot. But the thought that the Twins would try to swing a deal for the recently designated (for assignment) Morgan Ensberg, or for Jeff Conine, or anyone along those lines is not a pleasant one. Prospects over rent-a-players any day.
The Twins need to take care of business against the Royals in the next series, and it should be fun to watch -- but I expect the team to look different when the series is over than it does going in. We'll see what the deadline has in store.
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