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The Twins are no longer buyers.

GM Thad Levine confirmed this afternoon that any moves the Twins make before Monday's trade deadline will be with the future in mind. He didn't come out and say it, but all indications are that they will listen to offers for Ervin Santana, Brian Dozier and Brandon meaningfully if they can get something fair in return.

Here's the money quote from Levine:

"The unfortunate reality is that the landscape for us has changed meaningfully since we have made that (Jaime Garcia) deal," Levine said, "But I don't think that diminished that we thought it was a good deal and a smart move a the time to help propel our team forward.

"I think that the moves that we are contemplating now probably have a little bit more of a medium-to-longer term view. We want to stay as competitive as we can in 2017, but we're cognizant of where we were heading into the season and what we see this franchise moving forward."

The Twins are better, clearly better than a year ago. But they could just never get on a hot streak to propel them into a major postseason threat. While they have never lost more than four games this season they have never won more than four either. And I think fans haven't fully embraced this team because of it. And the front office never got to a "win-now," point.


Brian Dozier, 2B
Max Kepler, RF
Miguel Sano, 3B
Joe Mauer, 1B
Eduardo Escobar, SS
Eddie Rosario, LF
Robbie Grossman, DH
Zack Granite, CF
Jason Castro, C


Rajai Davis, RF
Marcus Semien, SS
Ryon Healy, DH
Khris Davis, LF
Jed Lowrie, 2B
Yonder Alonzo, 1B
Matt Chapman, 3B
Ryan Lavarnway, C
Jaycob Brugman, CF

Chris Smith, RHP

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