Minnesota Twins: Were the Twins better off without Craig Kimbrel & Dallas Keuchel?
By Chris Schad
The Minnesota Twins decided to stand pat when two star free agents landed just out of their grasp, but was it a wise decision to let them sign elsewhere?
The Minnesota Twins are coming down the home stretch in the 2019 season. As the entire season has been a roller coaster, the Twins have had several swings along the way when it comes to upgrading their roster for a potential postseason run.
While many of the fans ire was directed at the trade deadline, which landed Sergio Romo but not a starting pitcher such as Noah Syndergaard or Marcus Stroman, another crucial point for the front office combination of Thad Levine and Derek Falvey came when Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel‘s market heated up this past June.
For what it’s worth, both Keuchel and Kimbrel were attached to the hip due to draft pick compensation and the fear of both pitchers declining and wanting multi-year deals. When the requirement of a first-round draft pick to sign them was lifted following the MLB Draft, the Twins were among many teams that sprung into action hoping to bolster both their bullpen and starting rotation.
In the end, both Keuchel and Kimbrel decided to sign elsewhere and the Twins had to go into a different direction to upgrade their pitching staff. Almost three months from when the two pitchers made their decision, did the Twins make the right move by not upping their offer to bring them to Minnesota or could it be something that triggers regret in the coming months?