Milwaukee Brewers Rumors: Twins Watching Jonathan Lucroy?


After an all-star season in 2014, Kurt Suzuki is struggling in a big way at the plate for the Minnesota Twins. Batting just .227 through team his first 73 games, Suzuki is playing nowhere close to the all-star level he did last year.

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With the team surprisingly in contention, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press noted that the Twins are “closely monitoring” catchers, including the Milwaukee Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy. While I can’t imagine a deal happening for Lucroy this season due to many reasons, the Twins may be one of the only teams in baseball that have the pieces to make a deal like this work.

By adding Lucroy the Twins would have a long term fix that would be a very affordable piece at the position through 2017. Though he is batting just .243, he has turned things up since his injury and has proven to be one of the best offensive catchers in the game over the past several seasons.

The big reason that the Twins are a perfect fit is the pieces that they have to make a deal. The Twins are good right now and with the boatload of prospects that they have on the way, they should be strong for a long time. They have six players that were on’s preseason top-100 prospects, including top-prospect Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano and Jose Berrios and if the Brewers were to ever move Lucroy it would take significant pieces like that in return.

Trading big time catcher mid-season rarely happens, but if it were to happen this month in Milwaukee there is not a better team to move Lucroy to than the Twins. If they were to pull the trigger on a Lucroy trade over the course of the next ten days, a move with Minnesota could certainly speed up the rebuild.

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