So. The trading deadline is at 3:00 CDT. We know two things about the Twins vs. the market:
1. The guys every other team wants (Liriano, Garza, Santana, Morneau, Kubel, etc.) are not on the block.
2. Kyle Lohse is.
Which leads me to the conclusion that we've got what amounts to zero chance of making a trade for a major-league player. The Twins won't pay the price, and no one will give us an ML-ready player for Hittable McTantrum over there. That said, we might still work a deal for some prospects, and you can never have too many prospects. Especially since the organization's been raiding Rochester like it was a fridge and they were on Ambien.
Mind you, we're still looking at some roster moves. Hunter's coming off the DL tonight, and Guerrier is within days of returning. I've gotta think that, salary or no salary, Lohse is as likely as Eyre to be on that plane to Rochester when Guerrier is ready, assuming Lohse is still a Twin. Not that Eyre is pitching any better than Lohse, but we still have hope for Willie's future.
I'd like to leave you with one final, yummy thought that has nothing to do with the trading deadline.
It's July. Justin Morneau has 28 homers already.
(Pray to whatever deity/ies you see fit that he stays healthy!)
Edit, 11:00 a.m.: Lohse has been traded to the Reds for a Class A RHP by the name of Ward.