The Minnesota Twins made the playoffs in 2017, so maybe just a little tinkering of the lineup is what the team needs.
This probably isn’t breaking news, but the Minnesota Twins are not a perfect team. Minnesota made the playoffs this past season despite being well behind the American League Central champion Cleveland Indians via the second Wild Card spot. While it was great that the Twins made the playoffs, and it really stunk to be bounced in one game by the New York Yankees, it was obvious that some changes needed to be made by the team.
Some of those changes of course will be the addition of players in various different ways. Free agency and trades will be a huge part of the offseason for the Twins and their front office but there a couple things that American League Manager of the Year Paul Molitor can do to help the team succeed in 2018.
The Twins currently employee the services of some very versatile players that can or maybe should be playing multiple or different positions and making some changes could greatly help the team out. These suggested moves probably won’t all be made and some can’t be made together, but they are good suggestions for Molitor and Twins fans alike to ponder.
I’ll spoil this right away for everyone: no, Joe Mauer is not going to go back to catcher so you can get that crazy thought out of your head right now.