Which is why trading Denard Span for Drew Storen makes no sense. Why would a team that has had as much trouble scoring runs as the Twins want to trade one of their best hitters without getting a huge haul in return? I want to give Bill Smith the benefit of the doubt on this one. He's repeatedly stated that the Twins aren't interested in dealing Span unless they are absolutely blown away with an offer. The Twins' beat writers have repeatedly shot down any Span trade rumors, so it sounds like most of the trade talk is coming from the Nats. Under any other circumstances, I would just dismiss all this trade talk as just that, and I wouldn't waste time writing a blog post about it. But the rumors just won't die, with different reports all saying that the Twins are targeting a package of Storen, CF prospect Roger Bernadina, and 2B prospect Stephen Lombardozzi (yes, he's the son of that Lombardozzi). Yuck. The veracity of these reports is doubtful, since Bernadina is already 27 years old and the Twins aren't exactly lacking OF prospects, but I can't help but feel nervous. GMBS does not exactly have a stellar track record when it comes to trades, and he does tend to over-value closers like Storen. Ugh, Sunday afternoon at 3pm just can't come soon enough.