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Reusse: Best, worst Twins trades since 2003


Does it seem as if there are too many ex-Twins in the major leagues doing well when the current Twins are floundering?

Plenty of sportswriters covering the Twins have certainly noticed.

For example, Tom Powers of the Pioneer Press points out how Ben Revere went 8 -for-14 in the just-completed Twins-Phillies series.

And in the Twins-Nationals series, Denard Span went 4-for-9 against his old team.

Powers' bottom line: P.U.

As he writes: "The Twins have been without a leadoff man all season. They traded two and now have zero. In center field for the Twins, Aaron Hicks has experienced three months of excruciating growing pains. He will have to get awfully hot at some point to lift his average above .200 this season. Getting to .225 seems almost out of the question."

Revere and Span were traded away for pitching in the off-season. The players the Twins got in return: Vance Worley, Alex Meyer and Trevor May.

Of the three, only May is doing OK, as he's compiled a 5-3 record in 13 starts for Class AA New Britain.

As for Meyer, he's currently on the disabled list at New Britain. Worley? Next subject.

Which is this:

Star-Tribune writer Patrick Reusse looked back at all the trades the Twins have made since July of 2003 -- the one that brought Shannon Stewart from Toronto in exchange for Bobby Kielty.

That was among his eight "winner" trades since then.

His nine "loser" trades?

Let's just say the 2008 Johan Santana trade gets a "beyond brutal" designation.

The 2007 Matt Garza trade ... merely "brutal."

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