April 18, 2021

The Best and Worst Trade of the Decade for the Minnesota Twins (Baseball Essential)


The decade of the 2010s was complicated for the Minnesota Twins. They won the American League Central for the second consecutive season in 2010 but proceeded to fall off their pedestal and didn’t make it back to the playoffs until 2017. Then they missed the playoffs the ensuing season, followed by a 101-win 2019 season.

The Twins have been unpredictable in recent memory, but they were able to round out the decade with a young core establishing itself around the diamond, assisted by some crafty offseason transactions. On the other hand, they’ve made some trades they probably wish they could have back.

Over the next several weeks Baseball Essential will be doing a series on the best and worst trade every team in Major League Baseball has made over the last decade. Here is the best and worst trade the Minnesota Twins have made since 2010.

The Best Trade the Minnesota Twins Have Made Since 2010: Minnesota acquires Jake Odorizzi From the Tampa Bay Rays for Jermaine Palacios (February 17, 2018)

Coming off an AL Wild Card Game appearance, the Twins went into the 2017-18 offseason looking to add proven talent to complement their young core. One of the moves they made in that…

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