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Offseason Plan: Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins, a very surprising team this year, are going to have a far different offseason this year compared to last. Last year, they traded off Johan Santana and let Torri Hunter walk as a free agent. This year, they’re more likely to buy. They don’t have many needs, and are one of the very few teams with a starting pitching surplus. They need to add a power hitter at shortstop or third base, as well as a reliever. Getting Pat Neshek back will help. They could also resign Eddie Guardado. That would solidify their bullpen. For shortstop and third base, they seem certain to trade a starter for this in the offseason. Preferably a one with power. I have suggested before that they trade Nick Blackburn for JJ Hardy. I still think that makes a lot of sense. Another possible trade is Blackburn, or maybe if they’re luckey Kevin Slowey, for Garret Atkins. The Rockies seem certain to trade Atkins or Holliday, and they want pitching in return. Blackburn or Slowey would fit the bill. After they move a pitcher, they can move Kevin Mulvey into the rotation. They could also get a smaller piece like trade for Hank Blalock or sign a guy like David Eckstein. This team has the potential to be a great team, they just have to get some offense.

Middle Relief Free Agent Market

Get Ready. Today, I will try to takle the middle relief free agent market. There are a lot of players, and a lot of teams interested. Here it goes.

 

Free Agents

  • Chad Durbin
  • Damaso Marte (6 million club option with a 0.25 million buyout)
  • Russ Springer
  • Will Ohman
  • Darren Oliver
  • Eddie Guardado
  • David Weathers
  • Dennys Reyes
  • Jaun Cruz
  • Arthur Rhodes
  • Kyle Farnsworth
  • Jon Lieber
  • Jeremy Affeldt
  • Keith Foulke
  • Doug Brocail (club option)
  • Matt Herges
  • Al Reyes
  • Tom Gordon (4.5 million club option with a 1 million buyout)
  • Trever Miller (2 million club option with a 0.4 million buyout)
  • Scott Eyre
  • Alan Embree (3 million club option)
  • Guillermo Mota
  • Bob Howry
  • LaTroy Hawkins
  • Mike Timlin
  • Jaun Rincon
  • Matt Wise
  • Kip Wells
  • Shawn Chacon
  • Steve Kline

Teams in Need

  • Mets
  • Phillies
  • Marlins
  • Nationals
  • Braves
  • Cubs
  • Brewers (get 2)
  • Reds
  • Astros (get 2)
  • Pirates
  • Cardinals
  • D’Backs
  • Padres
  • Rockies
  • Giants
  • Rangers
  • Angels
  • Mariners
  • Indians (get 2)
  • Twins
  • Tigers (get 2)
  • Yankees
  • Red Sox
  • Indians
  • Orioles