Minnesota Twins: Holiday Wish List for the rest of the Offseason
Minnesota Twins Holiday Wish List Item No. 5: Sign Andrew Chafin or another high-level reliever
The last need the Twins have is a very clear one: bullpen. In order for the Twins and Rocco Baldelli to operate their rotation by the numbers, the team needs more relievers. Almost every team in baseball likes to pull their starters after 5-6 innings, but the Twins struggle to do it because of how thin their bullpen in.
Jhoan Duran, Jorge Alcala, Jorge Lopez, and Griffin Jax should make up a fearsome foursome. Caleb Thielbar, Jovani Moran, and Josh Winder offer more talent. It’s a good group when everyone stays healthy, but they could still use one more arm.
The bullpen market isn’t very deep, with several of the best options already off the board, but there are still a few pitchers that could offer a big boost. Andrew Chafin has been one of the league’s best setup men for a while now and would solidify the rotation.
Aroldis Chapman could bring a legit closer that allows some flexibility in how Baldelli uses Duran (if he rebounds). Brad Hand would be fun to have back in Minnesota. Regardless of which specific player they add, the team has the cash to add anyone, and with not many options left, they shouldn’t be afraid of spending it.