I really don't like WAR but I'm going to use fWAR for a quick second to see how the Twins are per position in the AL. The second number is just OPS, non-adjusted.
C - 8/15 (WAR) and 5/15 (OPS). Suzuki has been solid but Fryar and Pinto have been useless.
1B - 13/15 and 13/15. This is the one spot I think they Twins can expect a big rebound with a healthy Mauer and less Colabello and Parm.
2B - 5/15 and 3/15. Dozier is a legit second baseman on a playoff team.
3B - 5/15 and 9/15. I was surprised. Weak year for offense hides the fact that Plouffe's been pretty good overall. I still don't trust Plouffe but Sano should be here soon enough.
SS - 1/15 and 5/15. And here I was stunned but they are double counting Santana for WAR. Just Escobar and it's closer to 7 out of 15. Still, pretty good year for our short stops.
LF - 12/15 and 11/15.
CF - 6/15 and 5/15. Fangraphs loved Fuld for WAR and Santana's obviously been good.
RF - 14/15 and 9/15. Pulled down by the double counting of Parm and Colabello for WAR but Arcia isn't a good defender yet.
DH - 9/15 and 5/15. A bit surprised that OPS liked the Twins DH's so much.
So ... Nick has a point. While RF hasn't been great, Arcia should get the vast majority of AB next year, even if his defense is down. Vargas should get 600 PA too. The big questions is regression for guys like Escobar, Santana, Suzuki and Plouffe.
The Twins could bring in a guy like Nelson Cruz on a 3 year deal. Or Nick Markakis. But there isn't a lot else out there in the FA bin. Maybe Colby Rasmus accepts a one year deal to fix his stock. But a lot of guys - Hicks, Arcia, Vargas, Santana, Pinto, Escobar just need to play to see what we have while Buxton and Sano are in AAA.