Minnesota Twins: Offseason Trades, Free Agents, and more to contend in 2019

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 15: Jose Berrios #17 of the Minnesota Twins delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of the interleague game on August 15, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 15: Jose Berrios #17 of the Minnesota Twins delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of the interleague game on August 15, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 08: Cody Allen #37 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the seventh inning against the Houston Astros during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Progressive Field on October 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

Free Agents

AJ Ramos– solid RP for the back end of the bullpen. Twins need at least 2 new bullpen pitchers to fill the holes left from last seasons trades.  2 Years $7 Million

Cody Allen– has familiarity with Falvey and had only one rough season mainly due to injuries. Would be a fantastic buy lower candidate. Would be instant closer. 2 Year $16 Million.

Daniel Descalso– A good bridge to either Nick Gordon or Royce Lewis. His career best season was just last year so he might be a late bloomer if anything. 2 year $10 Million

This puts the 40-man at 40.

Starting Lineup

C Jason Castro  $8 Million

1B Tyler Austin   $559,000

2B Daniel Descalso $5 Million

3B Miguel Sano   $3.1 Million

SS Jorge Polanco   $575,000

DH AJ Reed  $545,000

LF Eddie Rosario   $5 Million

CF Byron Buxton   $1.2 Million

RF Max Kepler   $3.2 Million

Bench

C Mitch Garver  $547,000

OF Jake Cave   $545,000

IF Ehire Adrianza   $1.8 Million

UTL Willians Austudillo  $545,000

SP

Jose Berrios  $5 Million

Marcus Stroman  $7.2 Million

Michael Pineda   $8 Million

Jake Odorizzi   $9.4 Million

Sonny Gray    $9.1 Million

RP

Trevor May  $1.1 Million

Trevor Hildenberger  $555,000

Taylor Rogers   $1.6 Million

Addison Reed   $8 Million

AJ Ramos   $3.5 Million

Cody Allen $8 Million

Gabriel Moya or Rule 5 draft pick

Payroll sits at $92 Million

Next. Twins Trade Profile: 1B/DH Justin Smoak. dark

This kind of offseason would help the Twins make the next step into becoming a major threat to the Indians. With all that Cleveland is set to lose this offseason and these type of additions for the Twins I would think they would become the favorites for the AL Central crown.

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