Minnesota Twins winter meetings primer – what should fans expect?
The Minnesota Twins are headed to Orlando, but they hope to return with more than just a pair of Mickey ears!
The Minnesota Twins are headed to the winter meetings in Orlando, Florida that start today. In an offseason that has already been fairly exciting, what more can Minnesota Twins fans expect from the upcoming week?
Minnesota Twins offseason thus far
The Twins have been in the news plenty this offseason. They were heavy into the market for Shohei Ohtani before he signed with the Los Angeles Angels.
The big thing that many fans have noted this offseason so far has been the players who were lost when the team attempted to create space on the 40-man roster. Daniel Palka, Randy Rosario, Ryan O’Rourke, Niko Goodrum, and Nik Turley were all claimed by other clubs, and Michael Tonkin chose to leave to pitch overseas.
The primary acquisitions for the Twins have been minor league signings in catchers Bobby Wilson and Willians Astudillo, infielders Brock Stassi and Gregorio Petit, outfielder Ryan LaMarre, and pitchers Myles Jaye.
After missing out on Ohtani, the Twins pivoted with their international funds and traded international funds for prospects by sending $1 million to the Angels for outfield prospect Jacob Pearson and the same amount to the Mariners for catching prospect David Banuelos.
Finally, on Friday, the Twins dipped into the recently-released Atlanta Braves prospects and signed infielder Yunior Severino, one of the best players available in the group of prospects that were let go.
So, mostly prospects and minor leaguers have been brought in. What current holes are on the Minnesota Twins roster?
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