The Minnesota Twins should be one of the busier teams at this week’s winter meetings and there are several things that should be accomplished.
With the success of the 2019 season, all eyes have been fixated on what the Minnesota Twins have done this winter. So far, the Twins have made minor moves (signing Alex Avila) and focused on retaining the pieces that have made them successful (i.e. Jake Odorizzi and Michael Pineda) as part of their plan to push the Twins from division champion to legitimate contender.
Even with a couple moves here and there, the pinnacle of the hot stove season will take place this week as all 30 MLB clubs will descend upon San Diego for the annual winter meetings. The three-day extravaganza will have general managers, owners, players, and agents all under one roof and the rumors will be flowing as teams look to make moves.
For the Twins, they’ll be looking to get several things done over the next week. While it may not result in bringing a truckload of free agents back to Minnesota, it should plant the seeds for moves down the road and give us an idea of what exactly the Twins will look like when they take the field in 2020?
So what do the Twins need to accomplish and who are some names that could be arriving in Minnesota or departing by the time Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey and General Manager Thad Levine leave San Diego? The answers may not be here, but it’s still fun to figure out.