5 Thoughts: Extend Buxton, trade Berríos? Making sense of Twins' choices at the trade deadline

Which of these options would you choose for the Twins? Today we'll assess their best path forward ahead of the MLB Trade Deadline.

If we’re being honest, the weekend series with the Tigers didn’t contain much joy if you’re a Twins fan. Marie Kondo would have you discard it without a second thought. So that’s kind of what I’ve done here, opting instead to focus on the bigger-picture with the trade deadline looming.

Countdown: 11 days.

So much can change in 11 days. I’m not certain it will change. I’m still fascinated by the different paths this club could take before the deadline.

This column presents 5 thoughts on what should be a fascinating couple of weeks for a Twins team that has fallen on hard times.

1) Twins will try to lock up Byron Buxton

Earlier this week I wrote about the reported long-term contract offer the Twins made Byron Buxton. In excess of $70 million, according to Ken Rosenthal, who used Aaron Hicks’ 7-year, $70 million deal with the Yankees as a close comparable.

If Buxton says yes to that kind of money and then stays healthy the rest of his career, he’s leaving tens of millions of dollars on…

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