Thought it might be good to put this as its own thread considering some of the other threads. Twins next year are already at 71m for five guys under contract + Perkins payout and money to Park and Nolasco.
They have a few guys arb eligible - Giminez (A4 year), Esobar and Recker (A3 year), Gibson, Pressly, Adrianza (A2 year), May, Grossman (A1 year). Giminez and Recker are pretty easy DFAs. Gibson is probably, as well. Esobar would probably make 4m or so, Pressly and Adrianza might combine for 4m. May and Grossman maybe 2m combined? So that's roughly 10m for those five guys.
So, 10 guys getting roughly 81m. If you pay the other 15 guys on the 25 man roster about 560k, that's about 8.5m.So payroll is, already, 89.5m. Assuming they have a 110m or so payroll, which would be the second highest ever for the Twins, that gives them only around 20m or so to add on.
Even Tony Sipp-like relief pitchers get 6m/yr. A middling starter gets 12m/yr or more (Santana, Nolasco, Garza, Jackson etc). A big bat like JD Martinez would probably get at least 20m/yr.So the Twins might be able to stretch their payroll and add another starting pitcher for the back of the rotation and hope he catches fire like Santana did and really pray that he doesn't turn into another Nolasco or Hughes. And take a gamble on a set-up man. Or, more likely, they'll sign a number of vets to 1-3m deals, hope a few catch fire.