Minnesota Twins: 5 Bold Predictions for the Next 5 Seasons
By Jordan Ison
The Twins will acquire Jose Abreu to replace Joe Mauer
At the age of 34, Joe Mauer is nearing the end of his lengthy career with the Minnesota Twins. In addition, April of 2017 was one of the roughest months of his career, and it’s clear that Father Time isn’t on his side.
With that being said, the Twins are soon going to face the task of replacing the future Hall of Fame 1st baseman. While it won’t be an easy task, the Twins will look inside their own division to answer that problem.
The Twins will trade for White Sox 1st baseman Jose Abreu. In need of another powerful bat, the 30 year old Abreu will fit the mold perfectly. Instead of opting to go with a young player at 1st, the Twins will go for experience and a guy who is a proven All-Star already.
The Twins lack depth at a lot of positions, but 1st base may be their worst. Adding Jose Abreu will not only give them a great offensive addition, it will give them a clear every day 1st baseman. Abreu will help the Twins achieve something they haven’t done since 1991.