Players the Minnesota Twins need to target in free agency this offseason

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Brian Dozier of the Minnesota Twins returns to the dugout. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 18: Craig Kimbrel #46 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the ninth inning against the Houston Astros during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

Bullpen

Relief pitching is the position the Twins need to upgrade the most. Look for them to add at least two relievers.

Top of the line options

Craig Kimbrel

Craig Kimbrel probably is not leaving the Red Sox. As we dream he would be a fantastic addition, but again probably not happening. He is currently on pace to shatter Mariano Rivera’s records. If you get a chance to sign him you do it.

Possible Contract: 5 Year $90 Million

Adam Ottavino

Adam Ottavino was really good for the Rockies this year. He is not necessarily a closer and is going to command a bigger contract.

Possible Contract: 2 year $14  Million

Jeurys Familia

Jeurys Familia also had a strong season for Oakland after being acquired from the Mets. He has some experience closing for the Mets. Had 18 Saves last season and was an All Star in 2016 so he has a very strong resume.

Contract Prediction: 2 Year $15 Million

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Kelvin Herrera

Kelvin Herrera didn’t pitch very well after being acquired by the Nationals from the Royals. Will still get a hefty payday and would be a big time addition for the Twins. All Star in 2015 and 2016 very familiar with Twins fans from his Royals career.

Contract Prediction: 2 Year $24 Million

Bounce back or next tier options

Cody Allen

Cody Allen didn’t pitch very well this year but has been a very solid closer in the past. Had 5 straight seasons of an ERA under 3.00 till last year.

Contract Prediction: 2 Year $20 Million

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AJ Ramos

AJ Ramos had a rough season as well but was very solid for the Marlins prior to this season. All Star in 2016 had 2 rough seasons but has a very strong resume.

Contract Prediction: 2 Year $12 Million

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