Minnesota Twins Need No. 2: Relief Pitcher
Relief pitcher has been a definitive need since last season, and after last year’s trade deadline didn’t quite patch things up for the Minnesota Twins bullpen, the group could use some help once again.
The back end of this group is pretty solid. Jhoan Duran was one of the best relievers in baseball last season, and the team will once again look for him to face the best that opponents have to offer. Joining him are Jorge Lopez, Caleb Thielbar, and a now-healthy Jorge Alcala, three relievers who form a very good group when they’re on.
It’s the other relievers that are question marks. Emilio Pagan had a very good second half, and both he and Jovani Moran have looked very capable at times. Cole Sands, Trevor Megill, and Ronny Henriquez have shown some good flashes. Put them all together and it’s a decent group. Just not a really good one.
The team can easily fix this though. Andrew Chafin would instantly give the Twins a lockdown setup man. Michael Fulmer and Matt Moore would offer more stability. Even Aroldis Chapman might be worth a roll of the dice.
The team shouldn’t go into the year with the current group, and it’s really unlikely they do. Adding Chafin (or Fulmer) to this current Minnesota Twins roster would be a massive boost, so they should strike now before they miss their shot.