Minnesota Twins: 5 bold predictions for the Twins this offseason

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 14: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Oracle Park on September 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Twins should have a busy offseason trying to build off their 2019 success, but what moves could be made between now and opening day?

Over the past couple of seasons, the winter has been quiet for the Minnesota Twins. While there is a large contingent of fans that have been begging for the Twins to make a splash, the Twins have opted to go with lower-key, but productive signings that have complemented their young nucleus.

Last offseason was one of the more successful offseasons in history as they added several bats to their lineup on the cheap including Nelson Cruz, C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop that helped transform the Twins into the Bomba Squad. Although they were able to set the record for home runs in the season and win their first American League Central division title since 2010, their enhancements only got them to the first round of the playoffs.

This offseason, the Twins should have more of an aggressive approach. After striking out on big-name free agents such as Yu Darvish, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado (I’ll let you decide if the last two were legitimate efforts), the Twins will have the goal of getting this team over the hump to break a 16-game playoff losing streak dating back to 2003.

While the Twins must add pitching (and we’ll get to this), there are several other questions that could loom over the winter. What should the Twins do to upgrade their team and will it be enough to help not only get back to the top of the division but toward a longer postseason run?

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