The Winter Meetings portion of the offseason has officially kicked off and gotten underway. Typically some of the most exciting days of the free agency period, the Twins will look to get in on some of the action. With Brandon Moss having been traded into the AL Central, and Jon Lester looking to dictate the starting pitching market, the Twins are exploring their options.
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Today, it is being reported by 1500 ESPN’s Darren Wolfson, that the Twins will meet with the agents from Wasserman. The agency has a client list that includes names like Edinson Volquez (who we previously discussed as an option for the Twins), as well as Kris Medlen, Brandon Morrow, and others.
It’s no secret that the Twins need pitching help. Sure, having Torii Hunter come home will get some butts in the seats, but his signing likely hurts the Twins chances of turning around their starting pitching woes more than it does anything to help it.
Of the mentioned pitchers, all of them represent an ability that many of the Twins starters currently lack, the ability to strike batters out. Coming off of Tommy John surgery, Medlen will be looking to bounce back in 2015. Morrow and Volquez are both guys that are known to strike batters out at a pretty consistent rate as well.
Any of the three mentioned names would be a respectable signing for the Twins. Currently, Minnesota can look at their rotational options outside of Phil Hughes and see and abundance when it comes to quantity of arms, but they are lacking quality.
The Twins need to find at least one guy that can slot into the rotation behind Hughes and be a difference maker for them. At this point, Justin Masterson has not yet been contacted by the Twins, and I’d leverage each of the above names represents a better option.
Here we go Twins fans…
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