Go big and sign Anthony Rendon
Perhaps this is a case of burying the lede, but the odds of the Twins signing Anthony Rendon are pretty slim. With the Twins’ dearth at pitching, it would be a great question to ask why the Twins would be willing to spend money on Rendon, but not on Stephen Strasburg or Gerrit Cole. Then again, since we’re just tossing it out there, we’ll just play along.
Rendon is the top infielder available on the market and can add another potent bat and strong glove for the Twins. Adding a player that hit 34 home runs and is four years younger than Donaldson or Frazier would open a window for the Twins to win now and even if the Twins have to fork out a massive amount of money to do it, $30 million (the estimated value from FanGraphs) might not be a bad investment that can turn a strong lineup into a juggernaut.
Of course, this isn’t MLB The Show, but it’s the type of signing Twins fans have been waiting to see this offseason. Even if the Twins are successful in acquiring Madison Bumgarner, the Twins have to at least consider going big if they were willing to revamp their infield. It’s not the most likely scenario, but it’s one that could put Minnesota in the upper echelon of American League contenders.