I can't decide about Vargas.
I want the Twins to let him go:
- K rate is way too high.
- Not a good defender.
- Clogs up the bases when he does get on.
- Provides little flexibility from the bench.
I want the Twins to play him at least 2/3 of the time:
- Has a chance to hit 40HR
- Will probably K less if he plays more often.
- Doesn't kill the defense.
From a FO standpoint, I would keep him through the start of next season and focus FA dollars on pitching. What's best for Vargas? If the Twins aren't going to get him regular ABs, let him go to Japan, get some regular time and make some money. He could come back as the next Marcus Thames. At 27, he deserves a chance somewhere.