Are the Twins Getting Ready for One More Major Free Agency Magic Trick

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Spring Training is underway and the Minnesota Twins look up at the Cleveland Indians. But, the Twins haven’t been standing around. Here’s what the Twins’ offseason looks like so far:

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I’m not saying… but I’m just saying… that IF I were still shopping around the Free Agent market during Spring Training…. i PROBABLY wouldn’t make comments in the media that would get my current players (and 25-man roster) worried about a big shake-up… If Dallas Kuechel changed his willingness to sign a short-term deal, would that be considered “something unexpected”? Again, I’m not saying… but I’m just saying…

Well, just in case… let’s take a look at what’s available. There are a few intriguing possibilities:

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Dallas Keuchel

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Dallas Keuchel could help many teams but his market has been bone-dry. I’m shocked that the crafty lefty hasn’t seen an offer similar to what the Twins did last year with Lance Lynn. I know, I know… that didn’t work out but that isn’t to say that Keuchel wouldn’t. Time is running out because whoever doesn’t end up with Bryce Harper will probably get Keuchel.

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Craig Kimbrel

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Kimbrel is apparently asking for a lot. So much, that he is apparently willing to sit out 2019 if he doesn’t get an offer the $6 year, $100 million contract offer he wants. I’ve already pleaded my case for the Twins to offer him an overpaid 1 year deal, for $21ish million and I still firmly believe they should do so. The longer we drag out this free agency thing, the better an offer like that looks. Yes, there are risks but what do you have to lose? Shorten the game and win the damn division.

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Let’s take a current stock of the rest of the division:

The Twins have to be waiting for something big to happen don’t they? Or am I falling for the trap? I’m falling for the trap right? Who the hell knows. I just know that this roster is REALLY close to being REALLY good and with this type of talent still on the FA shelves…. you don’t close that door early.

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Seth Toupal @SethToups
MinnesotaSportsFan.com

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