Twins Nearing Deal with Sergio Romo; Offseason Report Card Now Pass/Fail

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 07: Sergio Romo #54 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates against the New York Yankees on October 7, 2019 in game three of the American League Division Series at the Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)

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In an offseason where I’ve mostly bitched about the lack of aggressiveness shown (again) from our Minnesota Twins, tonight is a different story. There was one move the Twins needed to make in their bullpen and it involved signing Sergio Romo OR bringing in someone else to help at the back-end of the bullpen. It seems the Twins and Sergio Romo are agreeing to the former.

I like this option best of the two. We’ve seen Romo pitch and we’ve seen what he can do for this clubhouse. In this situation, our best option was already in-house… or at least was for part of last season. Kudos to the Twins’ front office on making this happen. They’ve now retained the services of Jake Odorizzi and Sergio Romo. Those are two big time moves, and ones that were far from guaranteed entering this offseason. They’ve also sured up the depth at Catcher with Alex Avila.

We are now

  1. one bona fide #1 starting pitcher away from an (A-) offseason
  2. (Option 1) + a big time 1B away from an (A) offseason
  3. and (Option 1 + Option 2) + a 2nd big time starter away from an (A+) offseason

Only time will tell where we land…. but F is still on the table too. If the Twins don’t get at-least one starting pitcher that is widely considered better than Jose Berrios, this offseason is an F. That’s the one need we absolutely cannot leave unfilled. There are no D’s, C’s, or B’s on the grade sheet for the Twins’ offseason anymore.

It’s pass/fail now.

  • Get a #1 SP: PASS
  • Don’t get #1 SP: FAIL

Now go earn that passing report card so I can stop bitching about you. I want to be friends…

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan

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