Players from each non-contender that the Colorado Rockies should look at
The Minnesota Twins
The Minnesota Twins, as we discussed in the aforementioned article on potential starting pitching options on the trade market yesterday, have just not fired whatsoever in 2018 after winning 85 games in 2017, which was enough to get them the 2nd AL Wild Card spot. They enter Saturday with a record of 23-30, which is 5.5 games back of the Cleveland Indians, who are the reigning AL Central Division champions.
One of the pieces that they hoped to help boost them was first baseman Logan Morrison. On the season, he has a .194/.314/352 slash line, which is equivalent to an OPS+ of 84.
That is after his 38 home run, 85 RBI season last year in which he had a .246/.353/.516 slash line with the Tampa Bay Rays.
As you can see by the stats, he has not been great in 2018 but, as with just about every other first baseman in baseball, he has played better than Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond.
Morrison is also playing for much less than Desmond is as this season, he is making $5.5 million. There is also a team option for $8 million for the 2019 season, which can increase depending on how many plate appearances he has this season.
Other potential options that the Rockies could look at on the Twins is Jake Odorizzi, who we mentioned in the starting pitching market article, Addison Reed, and Lance Lynn.