Final Minnesota Twins Offseason Moves No. 3: Sign RHP Richard Rodriguez.
The last move the Twins should make this offseason is to bring in a reliever with closing experience who would round out the bullpen well. With most of the top names off the board, seeing the Twins sneak in and sign Richard Rodriguez would be an excellent addition.
The 32-year-old Rodriguez was the Pittsburgh Pirates’ closer last season before being traded to Atlanta, where he continued to pitch well, even if it was outside of the closing role. In addition to having a solid ERA (3.28), his FIP and strikeout numbers aren’t too bad either.
I’m not saying that he would immediately come in and work as our closer, but adding another bullpen arm with late inning experience is a good thing and he could help the Twins tremendously in a playoff run. Similar to Cueto, he’d be an excellent bargain move at this point.
Even if the Twins don’t make these three moves, the team looks to be a strong contender in 2022. Their lineup is good enough to carry the weight and get this team to the postseason. If they make these moves as well, this team could be seen as a true contender.