MINNEAPOLIS Denard Span has been the subject of trade speculation before. Twice, actually.
Prior to last year's trade deadline, the Minnesota Twins center fielder and leadoff hitter heard his name rumored as a possible trade candidate. And again this year, Span's name came up in trade rumors as the deadline neared.
Both times, the deadline came and went and Span remained a Twin, a fact he was grateful for. But in just a few weeks, Span enters an offseason with perhaps as much uncertainty as he faced leading up to the previous two trade deadlines.
Minnesota has a glut of outfielders at both the major league and minor league levels and needs to figure out how its starting outfield will look next season. Currently, they have Ben Revere, Josh Willingham, Ryan Doumit, Chris Parmelee, Darin Mastroianni and Matt Carson as potential outfielders on the roster along with Span. Waiting in the wings at Double-A New Britain are a pair of talented outfield prospects in Oswaldo Arcia ...