Before a game at Target Field last week, a member of the Minnesota Twins' front office was asked whether he believed his team would be buyers or sellers when the July 31 trade deadline rolled around.
"Don't know yet," said Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony.
By this time last year -- and in 2011 -- it was clear that the Twins would be sellers at the deadline. Minnesota was already buried in the American League Central cellar, trailing by 10 games at this point a season ago.
Following Tuesday's loss at Miami, though, the Twins are currently five games under .500 and 8 games behind first-place Detroit -- a team that many thought would run away with the division but has yet to create that separation. There is still plenty of baseball to be played, and the Twins don't consider themselves out of the race just yet.
That makes it trickier to determine whether they'll be buyers or sellers at the end of July.
"I think that's what a lot of teams are trying to figu...