Twins Wanted ANOTHER Huge Name In Recent Trade With Mariners

In the offseason, the Minnesota Twins made headlines by trading Jorge Polanco to the Seattle Mariners, receiving four players in return.

However, this move did not directly address the void left in their starting rotation by the departure of Sonny Gray to the St. Louis Cardinals.

As a result, it has now been revealed that the Twins also wanted the Mariners' top pitching prospect, Bryce Miller, included in the deal.

The expectation was to replace Gray's innings and production, but the acquisition of Anthony DeSclafani from the Mariners was seen as a move that filled the gap left by Kenta Maeda instead of Gray​.

Rumors had circulated that the Twins were aiming for a more significant trade, potentially involving Max Kepler along with Polanco, to secure a top-tier pitcher like Miller, among others.

Bryce Miller, alongside Bryan Woo, had been mentioned as possible returns in the speculation leading up to the final trade.

The electric Miller made his MLB debut last season, and posted a 4.32 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, with 119 strikeouts across 131.2 innings and 25 starts.

Despite these discussions, the larger deal involving Miller did not materialize, leaving some to wonder about the possibilities of what could have been had the Twins and Mariners expanded their trade.

For his minor-league career, the 25-year-old holds a solid 3.65 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, with 196 strikeouts across 162.2 innings and 36 appearances. Photo Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports