Notebook: Twins Finally Make Another Move
Image courtesy of © Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY SportsTwins sign J.A. Happ to one year deal
Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News sent out a tweet today that had fans excited.
He was right. The Twins ended up with left handed starter J.A. Happ who will hopefully end up as the fifth starter. Not anything too exciting, but it’s an okay move. One year for $8 million.
Happ was pretty solid in the short 2020 season, but he is now 38 years old and certainly on the winding years of his career. In 49.1 innings Happ had 3.47 ERA, 4.57 FIP, and 7.66 K/9. He absolutely cannot be the best starter the Twins end up with, but not a bad move.
Here is what some Twins Daily writers had to say:
Twins Daily's Tom Froemming also discussed the move on his YouTube channel and here's a link to our full article on the move. What are your thoughts on Happ? Let us know in the comments!
The Michael Brantley saga:
It was reported this morning that outfielder Michael Brantley agreed to a deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. By 3:00 PM he was somehow back on the Astros. It was a confusing and likely heartbreaking day for Toronto fans, but they’ll be fine, they have Springer!
Brantley opted to return to Houston where he has spent the last couple seasons. Despite being 34, Brantley seems to be playing at his best still. In 2019 he had a 4.2 fWAR despite being awful at defense. He’s a solid bat that the Twins might regret not adding.
Rumors around baseball
The Dodgers have recently been noted to have interest in Marcus Semien, a potential Twins target, and now could be involved for Trevor Bauer.
This isn’t at all surprising, but hopefully a sign that more signings will start happening soon. Hopefully they leave Semien for the Twins.
There wasn't much else today, but if you missed yesterday there was a bit of action. George Springer signed with the Blue Jays and Julio Teheran went to the Angels. Good to see both of those teams making moves to improve.
After signing Happ, what is next for the Twins? Bring back Odorizzi or Cruz Make a big trade? We will have to wait and see, but I can almost guarantee this won't be the final move for Minnesota.
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