The #MNTwins are being sold on FA OF Tony Gwynn Jr's defense. He's seeking a 2015 job. So far no Twins interest expressed.
— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) February 3, 2015
Of course there was no interest expressed by the Twins. Pitching an outfielder to them on the basis that they need outfield gloves? The Twins, at least for public consumption, profess to believe that
- Their 2014 outfield defense wasn't bad and
- Torii Hunter is still a good outfielder.
Neither belief is backed by objective evidence, of course. The objective evidence says that the Twins had the worst defensive outfield in the majors and that Hunter was the worst regular outfielder in the majors.
The first step in solving a problem is admitting that you have a problem. The Twins aren't there yet.
Even if they were there, Tony Gwynn Jr. isn't a reasonable solution, He gives them nothing they can't/won't get from Jordan Schafer, Aaron Hicks and Shane Robinson. He's a backup outfielder, a glove and legs who can't hit well enough to be a 140-game starter.