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Staying Put: David Eckstein Decides Against Trade to Minnesota

David Eckstein could have been a contender.  According to's Corey Brock, the Minnesota Twins apparently called Padres' general manager Kevin Towers at the trade deadline and asked about the availability of the Padres' second baseman.

Under normal circumstances, Towers would normally shoot down a deal that involved Eckstein, but Towers made the call to David anyway just to gauge his interest.

"I just wanted to see where his head was," Towers told Padres' beat writer Corey Brock. "I felt as if I owed it to him. If he felt like he wanted to go to a contending club with a chance to win, I would do everything to make that happen."

Whether or not Eckstein took any time to think about the deal is uncertain, but what is known is the fact that Eck deci...

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