Skip to main content

Perkins thinks he'll stay a Twin through trade deadline

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

It's a Glen Perkins kind of day.

The Minnesota Twins All-Star closer told Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press today that he is confident he will not be traded before the July 31 trade deadline following conversations he had with Twins GM Terry Ryan Saturday.

This comes on the heels of Minnesota refusing to talk contract extension with first baseman Justin Morneau for the second time this year. Some have speculated that a trade may be next.

With the Twins recent run of poor form, having lost 17 of 21 before winning their final two games against the Yankees this past weekend, the popular thought is they would be sellers of pieces like Perkins and Morneau. You won't find many that disagree.

16 days and counting until we find out what the Twins will do, last year at this same time, they didn't trade slugger Josh Willingham, a decision that has bitten them in the rear end so far this season.

Perhaps they've learned their lesson.

Next Up

Akoya Lee

Byron native Akoya Lee sets NCAA record for points in a game

The Kansas State forward broke a record shared by former Gopher Rachel Banham.

Williams Uptown Pub

Williams Uptown Pub & Peanut Bar closes indefinitely after shooting

Reports say police have arrested two suspects in the incident.

Alex Rodríguez

A-Rod wears a Packers hat, Minnesotans lose their minds

The Timberwolves co-owner didn't endear himself to his fan base on Saturday night.

Flickr - Minneapolis police squad - Chad Davis

Police: Man shoots into crowd at funeral reception in Minneapolis

The shooting happened at a reception following a funeral on Saturday afternoon.

Screen Shot 2022-01-23 at 8.37.27 AM

Watch: Jimmy Garoppolo says 'F*** the Packers' after playoff win

The 49ers quarterback congratulated Robbie Gould in spectacular fashion.

Aaron Rodgers

America dunks on Aaron Rodgers after loss to 49ers

The Packers quarterback was destroyed on social media on Saturday night.

Marcus Foligno

Foligno's OT winner gives Wild fans a happy Hockey Day

A slow start gave way to the Wild's fifth win in the past six games.

snow

Winter weather advisory issued as Saturday snow arrives

Not huge totals expected, but any snow will likely impact travel.

Wilf

Report: Ryan Poles is Vikings' 'top choice' for general manager

Poles was one of two finalists revealed on Friday.

Related