Notebook: Kirby Yates Signs With Toronto, Twins Among Finalists
Image courtesy of © Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY SportsBlue Jays are making big moves
Toronto looks to be ready to compete again. After bringing in Hyun-Jin Ryu last offseason, they have now brought in Kirby Yates and are closing in on George Springer. Both are great gets for the team, but Springer was one of the best free agents in the entire class.
The Twins were a team that could have ended up with Yates, but instead they stay silent. Yates only pitched four innings in 2020, but was perhaps the best reliever in baseball in 2019 with a 1.19 ERA and K/9 just under 15.
Marwin Gonzalez could return to the Twins
In a bit of a shocking development, the Twins seem to still have interesting in bringing Marwin Gonzalez back. To be quite blunt, Marwin has been awful over the last couple years and this news left Twins fans scratching their heads. Let's see what our Twins Daily writers had to say!
Oh, not great. Marwin had just a .606 OPS in the short 2020 season and there isn't much reason to bring him back. Just because there's interest reported doesn't mean it's going to happen, but weird they would be considering it.
Maybe tomorrow will be the day the Twins finally stop "laying in the weeds" and go make that big move. We're close to MLB baseball being played again and the offseason is starting to heat up. Basically the stove went from zero degrees to about 10.
If Marwin doesn't spark excitement, how about Julio Teheran!?
Nope? Alright, moving on then ...
Twins finalize minor league coaching staff
Today the Twins announced their finalized coaching staffs for all of their minor league affiliates. The staff for the St. Paul Saints included Toby Gardenhire as manager, the son of Ron Gardenhire.
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