Ervin Santana Bought Out; Twins Make Other Housecleaning Moves
The Twins made some expected changes today as they start to mold their roster for the 2019 season.
The #MNTwins will not exercise options on Logan Morrison and Ervin Santana, team announces. $1 million buyout each.
— Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) October 30, 2018
The moves open up another $22 Million as we enter the offseason. According to spotrac.com, that leaves them with only $24.5 Million in active payroll (That doesn’t include most of the team who are due arbitration negotiations before their 2019 $$$ become finalized.)
I’ve talked and written about this before, like many others, but the Falvine train is really going to have the opportunity this offseason to make their bed going forward.
They’ve been able to hire their manager and now they’ll be able to fill in a roster that currently has only pennies invested into its future.
They need pitching help in both the starting rotation and out of the bullpen. Will they go big? Or will it be the same old Twins? A power DH would go a long way too, not to mention a 1st baseman, depending on what Mauer does with his life.
Keep in mind that the Twins’ new manager, Rocco Baldelli, has already reached out to Joe Mauer to let him know that he’s wanted on this roster for 2019. We’ll find out how far that goes…
In more news releasing by the minute today, the Twins have let 3 coaches go while also allowing Derek Shelton to interview for a different head coaching job.
— Star Tribune Sports (@StribSports) October 30, 2018
Also, the #MNTwins have granted permission for another team to interview Derek Shelton for their managerial opening. Only teams left are Texas and Baltimore. Given Baltimore hasn’t named a GM, smart money is on the Rangers.
— Dan Hayes (@DanHayesMLB) October 30, 2018
Keep your eyes and ears open the rest of the day…
Minnesota Sports Fan @RealMNSportsFan