For a few weeks now the local fan base has tossed around the names of free agents that the Minnesota Twins might be, can be or should be interested as the trade deadline approaches next month. One of those names that kept popping up was San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. He's be a rent-a-player and a top level free agent, precisely the type of player that the "old Twins" regime wouldn't be interested in...but this is the new Twins.
Then today happened.
No matter how much banter there might have been around Bumgarner and the Twins on local talk radio, it becomes a little more real when a top level baseball insider tweets about it.
Earlier today, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale did just that saying, "The Minnesota
#Twins, who aren’t content simply to win the AL Central, are showing strong interest in #SFGiants ace Madison Bumgarner. The #Twins are NOT on Bumgarner’s no trade list enabling the Twins to acquire him without his approval."
This thing is cooking WITH GAS now gang!
Stay tuned for more as this develops...