Sport MLB trade rumors: Can the Twins lure Chris Archer away from Tampa Bay?

08:55  12 february  2018
08:55  12 february  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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February 12, 2018 12:58am EST February 12, 2018 12:58am EST Baseball , MLB , Minnesota Twins , Tampa Bay Rays, Christopher Archer Archer has been linked with a number of teams this offseason. Rays ace Chris Archer (Getty Images).

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Chris Archer's name has been linked to almost every contending team this offseason, but the 29-year-old starting pitcher remains a member of the Rays just days before the beginning of spring training.

Archer mentioned last month that he expects to remain in Tampa Bay next season, but that hasn't stopped rumors from swirling around the star's name.

According to startribune.com, the Twins have made an offer for Archer, and the Rays are interested in Twins outfielder Max Kepler in return.

Archer was an All-Star last season, but he finished the year with a pedestrian 10-12 record and ERA (4.07). But Archer has ace "stuff," exemplified by his 249 strikeouts last season. He has 1,044 career strikeouts in just 967 innings pitched.

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But can the Twins actually be the team to convince the Rays to trade Archer?

a man wearing a baseball uniform throwing a ball: Rays ace Chris Archer © (Getty Images) Rays ace Chris Archer

At face value it doesn't seem likely. Archer is under a team-friendly contract that pays him $13.75 million over the next two years with club options for $9 million in 2020 and $11 million in 2021. The Rays can demand a big return for Archer's services.

The Twins still have a good farm system, and they have young fringe players on the roster, but Tampa Bay would have to be blown away by a trade offer since they don't need to move Archer.

Minnesota may have a better chance before the July 31 trade deadline. The Rays may be more anxious to sell by then, and the Twins may be more desperate to offer a better package. It just doesn't feel like Archer is moving before the season starts.

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