THE BULLPEN WILL REBOUND
The Twins have always been able to put together a solid bullpen, which is why last season was such a mystery.
All-Star Glen Perkins was perfect heading into the break but struggled the rest of way with inconsistency and injuries.
So why do I think the bullpen will rebound?
This of course is based primarily on the idea that we will see guys like JT Chargois, Alex Meyer and Jake Reed make appearances with the club this season. I believe Meyer will rebound nicely from his brief stint with the Twins last year and a few of the young arms such as Chargois and Reed will show up and, hopefully, use their velocity to miss a few bats.
Meyer has struggled so far this spring but both Reed and Chargois have done well in their limited appearances. None of these three have to necessarily make the roster coming out Spring Training but that shouldn’t prevent them from eventually getting called up and making an impact.
Besides, why else would General Manager Terry Ryan not make a big move for a reliever this offseason? He must have a firm belief the answer to the Twins’ bullpen issues lies within the organization.
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