An offseason free agent target list for the Minnesota Twins
Even as the Minnesota Twins fight back into the playoff race and into a possible wild card berth, there should be an eye to the offseason.
This offseason will be the first that the new Minnesota Twins front office will have to shape the organization into the mold of the team that they want to have going forward. Already moves have been made to let go of some of the scouting department and to make changes in the analytics department. It is incredibly likely that some major personnel changes will occur this offseason after having a year to get the lay of the land, up to, and very possibly including, the manager, Paul Molitor.
What will be interesting to watch is the player turnover. The new front office has taken a very impressive effort to rebuild the farm system, taking a minor league system that had graduated a number of players to the major league club over the previous 2-3 seasons and infused a ton of high-end talent through trades and a well-crafted draft this past June.
This offseason will be the first that the new front office has had after spending a year truly getting to know the depth of the organization’s players and knowing who they want to keep and who they want to move on from. The free agent market this winter should be a first place to plunge in.
In a post in July, we mentioned the 2018 Twins following the blueprint laid out by the 2017 Rockies in making signings on the free agent market. Let’s explore what that could look like this offseason, starting with the Twins eligible free agents and arbitration players:
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