The 2013 Minnesota Twins 25 Man Roster
by, 06-11-2012 at 03:26 PM (2077 Views)
Brian Duensing- long reliever
Anthony Swarzak- long reliever
Alex Burnett- middle reliever
Deolis Guerra- middle reliever
Jared Burton- RH setup man
Glen Perkins- LH setup man
Lester Oliveros- closer
LF- Josh Willingham
CF- Denard Span
RF- Ben Revere
1B- Justin Morneau
2B- Brian Dozier
SS- Trevor Plouffe
3B- Danny Valencia
C- Joe Mauer
DH- Ryan Doumit
I don't think that the Twins are going to chase after relievers this year. They seem to feel that they have plenty of arms there to fill holes and still have depth in the minors. I believe that it is possible that the Twins will have Oliveros close instead of Perkins because they like him as their lefty setup man.
I feel that they know their starting rotation needs some work and some front line starters. I don't think they will be able to get Greinke or Hamels so I feel that they will go the little cheaper route with Bedard, and Dempster will be the one that they will spend a bit more one.
With Plouffe playing much better defense at 3B, I think that they will be willing to slide him back to short. I realize that the defense doesn't look too promising but it is what it is. The Twins are probably going to give Valencia another chance before giving up on him and trading him for a grounds crew worker.
I don't have Blackburn on here because I hope that he is packaged for some minor leaguer. I also think that Span might get sent elsewhere with Blackburn and or Capps for one great minor leaguer or a couple decent ones. That would move Revere to center leaving him as the everyday starter there and leadoff man. In that scenario, Parmelee and Ramirez would platoon right field.
Some of the players would have to be signed to new deals. After signing them and the free agents payroll should sit at about the same as this season, give or take 10 million dollars.
I think that it is a competing group what about you guys? Thoughts? Your own theories?