Minnesota Twins: 3 Final Offseason Moves the Twins should make

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San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers. (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers. (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports) /
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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks (John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports) /

Final Minnesota Twins Offseason Moves No. 2: Sign RHP Johnny Cueto

The second final offseason move they should make is one that has long been reported to be in the works: the Twins coming to an agreement with Johnny Cueto. This is kind of a confusing signing for some people.

At 36, Cueto is nowhere near the pitcher he once was. At this stage in his career, he’s not going to spearhead a title run like he did for Kansas City in 2015. What he can offer you is a solid presence in the rotation and some consistency at the back end of a rotation.

After last year, the Twins are looking for arms that will hold up over the season and would fit well in the locker room. That’s Cueto. He won’t walk a lot of guys, and he’ll keep the team in enough games that the lineup can win with their bats.

In addition, he’s said to be a pretty solid locker room guy, and somebody the team can rely on. For a fifth starter that you can get on a bargain deal, that will be extremely helpful as the team tries to return to the postseason this year.

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