Ranking the Twins Top 3 positions of need, and players who could fill in the gap

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It’s January 16th in Twins territory, and the Minnesota Twins offseason has gone from disappointing to very successful in one move with the team bringing back Carlos Correa on a six-year, $200 million megadeal.

With Correa on board, the Twins addressed their three most pressing needs in shortstop (Correa), catcher (Christian Vazquez/Tony Wolters), and depth (Kyle Farmer, Joey Gallo, Willi Castro). Some sites have gone so far as to give the Twins a passing grade for this offseason.

But the job is far from finished.

Minnesota Twins: 3 biggest positions of need ahead of next season

The 2022 season ended in an incredibly disappointing way, and the fan base has grown incredibly apathetic towards the team. While the Correa deal helps a lot, the team still needs to do more in order to be ready for 2023.

With this in mind, we took a look at the currently constructed roster to find three positions and one honorable mention that could still use some help, because let’s face it: no team is perfect. The Twins may be well-positioned to win their first division title since 2020, but these positions could use the most help.

Honorable Mention: First Base

This position isn’t a position of need right now, but by the time June rules around, could be a big problem. On the 40-Man roster, Luis Arraez, Jose Miranda, and Alex Kirilloff are all capable of playing first base, but if Kirilloff gets hurt, Arraez is dealt for an arm, and Miranda experiences a sophomore slump, there’s no depth available. It’s not a need now, but it’s definitely not a strength.

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