Minnesota Twins: Holiday Wish List for the rest of the Offseason
Minnesota Twins Holiday Wish List Item No. 3: Add a right-handed bat
After moving Kepler and creating some wiggle room, the next addition should come in the form of a right-handed bat. Whether it be picking over what’s left in free agency or scooping one up in a trade, the team needs a lot of help in this category.
Luis Arraez, Alex Kirilloff, Nick Gordon, Trevor Larnach, Joey Gallo, and Matt Wallner are expected to see a good chunk of the innings at first base and in the outfield. Outside of Kyle Garlick, the team has no other right-handed bats to play those positions. The team could use an upgrade.
Guys like Trey Mancini (who can play first, corner outfield, and DH) and A.J. Pollock (who can play all three outfield positions) could fill that need well and maybe add some veteran leadership to a lineup that looks like it will be one of the youngest in baseball yet again.
If they go the trade route, they might be able to pull in an even bigger fish that that, but it’s evident that the lineup needs another bat to help replace Carlos Correa, and Kyle Farmer just isn’t going to cut it.