So Aybar is a lock to be gone?
Granite has no chance?
And Hildy is a stone cold lock to make the 25 man roster?
As I said in the piece, surprises are always possible. But I don't see Aybar or Granite making the roster unless there's an injury.
My read on Hildenberger is that the Twins are (wisely) valuing 42 strong innings in the 2017 regular season over a half-dozen bad innings in spring training. Possibly if he can't put together a clean outing the rest of the way he'll be left out. But I'd say he's pretty close to a lock.
I was thinking the same thing, Clutter.Add to that Rosario's health and Sano's potential suspension and there are still plenty of questions that need to be worked out over the next two weeks.
Those aren't position battles though. Those are contingencies.