The Twins are attempting to trade for Cardinals shortstop Brendan Ryan according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Brendan Ryan will be 29 by MLB opening day 2011. He gives the impression he's much younger because he has the mannerisms of an awkward teenager. Actually he's past the prime years for a shortstop. Any time Ryan would play for the Cards would reduce playing time for Tyler Greene, who has much higher potential overall, needs major league experience and who would fit in nicely as the utility infielder. Given the Cards are not going to make Ryan a starter, moving him off the roster would be wise.