Minnesota Twins: How Rich Hill and Homer Bailey help improve the Twins’ rotation
By Chris Schad
The Minnesota Twins made the move earlier this week to sign a pair of veteran starters with both bringing enough to make the rotation better in 2020.
If there is a way for the Minnesota Twins to scrub the “impact pitching” quote from the internet, odds are that the team would probably find a way to do it. Much like the comments “total system failure” and “This is how we baseball,” the Twins search for an impact arm has led to infamy this offseason and resulted in the signing of veteran starters Homer Bailey and Rich Hill on Tuesday afternoon.
Neither pitcher is going to satisfy the Twins’ fan base craving for impact pitching, but it should save them from the embarrassment that took place in the American League Divisional Series last season. With the addition of incumbent Jose Berrios and the retention of Jake Odorizzi and Michael Pineda, Hill and Bailey should have enough to help add to a staff that was decent through the first half of the season and fell apart toward the end.
Both Hill and Bailey had strong seasons in 2019 and the signs that they showed could indicate that the Twins are attempting to make the smart signings that have helped put the team to where they are at the moment and improve the team’s disaster from the end of last season.