Minnesota Twins: Three Ways to make the Winter Meetings a Success

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Minnesota Twins Winter Meetings Path to Success No. 3: Make two small, but clear roster upgrades and make progress on Carlos Correa deal

The first two options on this list asked for some pretty big swings. In this third path, the Minnesota Twins address a few smaller concerns, continue to be involved in negotiations, and get the fanbase excited again.

If the Twins were to add a solid closer-type reliever like Craig Kimbrel or Taylor Rogers and maybe pick up a solid right-handed outfielder, they’d show the fans that they were willing to be active in the offseason. If they kept pushing the issue on Correa, it’d be even better.

Twins fans (and Minnesota fans in general) are frustrated, especially given how the team finished last season. Outside of the Lynx, no Minnesota Sports team has won a title since 2003 (Gopher Hockey), and no professional team has won since the Twins’ magic struck a second time in 1991. This franchise hasn’t won a playoff game since 2002. It’s hard.

If the team really showed that they were trying to compete and avoided signing players like Dylan Bundy in 2021, the fanbase would be reinvigorated and have a little more hope. Any of these options would make Winter Meetings a resounding success.

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