On Sunday, a trade was completed between a club that finished in the cellar last season (Minnesota) and a team that finished over .500 but just outside of the wild-card chase (Cincinnati). One team in the deal traded a top-of-the-rotation starter on a team-friendly contract, while the other traded for a quality pitching prospect years away from debuting. All of this perhaps makes these teams natural trade partners, but there's a twist: It was the cellar-dwelling Twins that made the win-now move in snagging Gray to anchor a new-look rotation.
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