Minnesota Twins: 2017 MLB Winter Meetings recap

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 05: Michael Pineda
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 05: Michael Pineda /
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The Minnesota Twins are finishing up the MLB Winter Meetings, so what did the Twins accomplish at the annual get together?

The Minnesota Twins are finishing their time up at the MLB Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla with very little to show for it. Basically, the Twins came away with one player, during a time that primarily focuses on talking trades and making deals with free agents. Not to mention, that one player likely won’t make an appearance until 2019… we’ll get into that in a bit.

While it’s okay to be disappointed in Minnesota’s lack of activity, it wasn’t for a lack of trying as there were plenty of rumors and talks going on throughout the four-day trip. In all likelihood, the Twins were able to start some conversations with other teams and free agents that could develop into something down the road. In other words, only time will tell whether chief baseball officer Derek Falvey, general manager Thad Levine and manager Paul Molitor were able to accomplish something from the annual get together.

That being said, there were plenty of big moves made over the course of the meetings. Of course, former Miami Marlins All-Star Giancarlo Stanton was traded to the New York Yankees, although that occurred just prior to the meetings. In other news, Marcel Ozuna, another top outfielder from the Marlins, was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals, while second baseman Ian Kinsler was sent to the Los Angeles Angels. As far as free agents, the top names on the market didn’t come off the board, but a few key pieces such as Brandon Morrow, Pat Neshek, and Bryan Shaw signed with teams.

With that, let’s look at a few of the things Minnesota was up to in the last four days.