Other than a two game series in Milwaukee, the Twins will not be playing in a National League park for a month. The Twins are all but certain to call up Arcia to be ready for the homestand. I am assuming that Hermann will be sent back to Rochester. Willingham will be coming to the end of his rehab assignment and is 2 for 16 for the Red Wings. At that point, I think Santana will go down. However, what are they going to do when Fuld is ready to return? Would you send Hicks down? Do we really need Fuld at this point anyways? Since Fuld was injured, Parmelee was added to the 40-man and has certainly earned a spot to continue on the 25 man roster. Then you have the added fact that Pelfrey is set to return from rehab. It does not make any sense to take Deduno out of the rotation since he has earned a spot in my opinion. That just leaves Correia or Pelfrey. Correia pitched OK last night, but the Padres are not a hitting juggernaut and Petco Park makes Target Field feel like Camden Yards, so I am not sure that proved anything.
In my opinion, you add the Hammer and Arcia back onto the 25 man roster, and option Santana and Hermann back to Rochester. You only have one spot available in the rotation for Correia and Pelfrey. I think Correia is more tradeable at this point, so I would see what you could get for him and dump him, especially since he is a FA after the season and Pelf's contract is now an albatross to a trade. Problem is, Meyer, May and Darnell seem to give the Twins a better chance to win than these two, and would also create more buzz around the team since ticket sales are lagging. If I was in control I would DFA both of Correia and Pelfrey and bring up one of Meyer, May or Darnell to be the 5th starter. Then you would have to figure out what to do with Fuld.
In summary, its a mess of mediocrity.
Edited by TKGuy, 21 May 2014 - 11:26 AM.