"We have holes. And some of it is pitching, and some of it is not. There are other areas we need to address."
The Twins rotation currently ranks 29th
in the majors in ERA and 28th
in innings pitched. But Ryan is right – they aren’t the only sore spot that will need to be addressed this offseason.
The decision to promote and play Tsuyoshi Nishioka at second base highlights one such area. The Twins rank 29th
in the majors in OPS(On Base Plus Slugging) from that position. Even if their best option, Jamey Carroll, had played there the entire season, his OPS would only rank 25th
. Similarly, the shortstop position ranks 27th