In free agency, I don't play the middle ground. I go hard at Otani and Darvish or I go for reclamation starters and good relievers. I believe the right pickup in the rotation and a couple of good relievers drastically change the outlook of this team in 2018.
I leave the offense alone. Your power RH bat is Sano or this team struggles. Like Buxton, the young players carry the day.
If trades are available, I explore my options but I don't loot the farm for a two year guy. I don't think the Twins' window is 2018. Maybe 2019 is the first time they go deep in the postseason but I think 2019-2021 is the real window. Looting the farm today for a guy who only gets you to 2019 isn't my first choice.
Agree with this.
I get the best starter possible without getting unreasonable. I don't expect a Darvish or Otani, but I think a rotation of Santana, Berrios, Gibson, Cobb, Mejia to open the year could be respectable.
The bullpen has to be remade. I bring in two guys, at minimum.
Offensively doesn't need much. Maybe a bench that can crush lefties. Even as they currently are they should be a top 5 AL offense. Really intriguing to think about Polanco, Buxton, and Rosario picking up where they left off, Sano getting/staying healthy, and Kepler taking a step. The potential is there to score the most runs in the league.