Originally written on The Rhino and Compass  |  Last updated 11/17/14
“Baseball is a business” we often hear. “You can’t take it personally,” is a common utterance among players who hear their names in rumors and reports. The fierce loyalty the Twins show to their players, staff and management can either be interpreted as an organizational rejection of these precepts, or at the very least an extraordinarily conservative approach to the business. Terry Ryan’s history is filled with major trades that have helped sustain the Twins through the 2000′s and built them from nothing in the late 90s, but they generally come after the season was over, and the pressure of a trade deadline wasn’t on the horizon. The only major in season deal that immediately comes to mind was the acquisition of Shannon Stewart. Aside from that, most of the moves have been after the season was over. Right now, there is a lot of talk surrounding Justin Morneau, but interest likely isn’t high in the first baseman, and the team will likely be reluctant to to move him for the dearth of available return. He still may be moved this month, but I can’t imagine any move will lead to a major shift in the organizational prospects. To me, all of the reasons that people give for Glen Perkins not to be traded are great reasons for the closer to be moved. He is under a team friendly contract and anchors the back end of a strong bullpen. The Twins still don’t have good starters and likely won’t next year either, so there is no need for a strong bullpen, frankly. A team friendly contract would be enticing for another organization as well, and for that reason, Perkins would command a greater return. Again, however, this doesn’t seem like the type of maneuver that the Twins would make. There is too much at stake when making a trade that could pay so many dividends down the road. I suspect that the Twins are open to trading Perkins, but want to take their time in coming to a decision. If he is moved, it will be in December. The Twins are having another rough season, despite some promise at the beginning of the year. There is probably interest in the Twins roster for teams looking to get the extra boost down the stretch, but I find it hard to believe that there will be much roster action in Minnesota this month.  
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