The Minnesota Twins’ outfielder is one of the most popular players on the team, but with the need to upgrade the starting pitching staff, he could be dealt.
Although the Minnesota Twins came up well short of their goals during the postseason, the team must set their eyes on how to improve the “Bomba Squad” in 2020. While offense was certainly not a problem for the Twins as they racked up 101 wins and the American League Central Division title, Minnesota’s pitching staff fell apart shortly after the MLB trade deadline, which ultimately led to another first-round exit in the postseason.
With the total system failure that was the Twins’ rotation, the biggest key will be finding some arms to upgrade their starting staff. With four of the five starters slated to hit free agency, the Twins will have money to spend and will certainly add an arm or two (and maybe even three) in free agency. However, the Twins still need to find more quality arms than what is currently on the market.
That leaves open the option of trading for a starting pitcher, but the bigger question is for whom? One of the names mentioned recently has been outfielder Eddie Rosario, who is one of the more popular Twins on the roster, but also has his share of flaws that make him a perfect sell-high candidate.
So why should the Twins make this move? And why should Rosario be the fall guy in the Twins quest for starting pitching this winter? It all depends on what the Twins can offer a suitor and what they can get in return.