By Brad Berreman @bradberreman24 on July 23, 2014
With Joe Mauer moving to first base, the Minnesota Twins signed Kurt Suzuki to take his place behind the plate. He has exceeded expectations (.312 with 40 RBI) as he was an All-Star for the first time this year.
The Twins reportedly have started talks about a contract extension with Suzuki's agent, but nothing is imminent. Suzuki is now the team's top asset as the trade deadline approaches, and here are five potential landing spots for him.
The Dodgers are not struggling offensively in any great measure, but they may seek better production behind the plate than what A.J. Ellis (.216 with 10 RBI this season) and others offer.
The Tigers look likely to win the American League Central, but general manager Dave Dombrowski is not afraid to make moves and an upgrade behind the plate would further bolster what is already one of the American League's best offenses.
The Rays have re-entered the playoff picture with a six-game winning streak and a 12-4 record in July. Suzuki would go right to the top of a depth chart that includes a currently injured Ryan Hanigan (oblique), an offensively challenged Jose Molina and an unproven Curt Casali.
Yadier Molina may be out for the rest of the regular season with a torn ligament in his right thumb. Suzuki would be a clear upgrade over the combination of Tony Cruz and the recently signed George Kottaras.
With Matt Wieters (Tommy John surgery) out for the season, the Orioles should be in the market for a catcher as they look to stay atop the American League East.
November 27, 2015 by Jacob Kornhauser
There are plenty of talented prospects in the minor leagues, but none more than these 25 guys, who are the top prospects in MLB heading into the 2016 season. Read More
November 27, 2015 by Brad Faber
Here are five landing spots for free agent outfielder Jason Heyward this offseason. Read More
See why the Detroit Tigers would be wise to target free agent starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen this offseason. Read More
November 26, 2015 by Brad Faber
Here are the Colorado Rockies' top five prospects heading into the 2016 MLB season. Read More
November 26, 2015 by Jeff Henning
While the Los Angeles Angels may not have the deepest farm system in MLB, they do have a few diamonds in the rough. Here are the Halos' top five prospects as they enter the 2016 season. Read More
Although last season didn't go particularly well for Bruce Rondon, he still has the potential to emerge as an important bullpen piece for the Detroit Tigers. Read More
November 26, 2015 by Jacob Kornhauser
Even though most of the Cubs' top prospects have made their way to the big leagues, they still have tons of talent in the minors. Read More
November 25, 2015 by Brad Faber
Here are five things the Detroit Tigers should be thankful for this Thanksgiving season. Read More