The Minnesota Twins remain atop the American League Central, holding a solid lead over the Cleveland Guardians. The team is buoyed by a strong (though often inconsistent) offense and the ability to cruise through a weak division.
Unfortunately, if the team wants to compete in the playoffs and end their streak of 18 consecutive playoff losses, they need to go after three or four positions to upgrade the team. To help look at some options, we’re going to look at some players the team can go after.
When looking at different players, we aren’t looking at players from contending rosters. So this means all current contenders and most potential contenders were off limits. We took a look at third base yesterday and we’re moving on today to first base.
We rank the Top 4 Third Basemen for the Minnesota Twins to go after before the trade deadline.
We all know that the Minnesota Twins’ most desperate need is still relief pitching, but the Twins could stand to add some help on the offensive side too. We talked a little bit about third base and a more serious need is at first base.
Luis Arraez is best used at DH, because his defense isn’t great and Alex Kirilloff is needed to play in the outfield. The team could use a boost there as well, in addition to another bat in the lineup that would allow for a little injury protection. We’ll start off with the fourth option.