Alright everyone -
This series has me super depressed. Seeing that we more than likely aren't going to come back and win the series, I've already moved on to 2020. I am anxious to see what the roster might look like next year. Here is what I am hoping the opening day roster looks like next year. I'm trying to be somewhat realistic based on the types of acquisitions the Twins make; however, I realize my roster would be pretty expensive and may not be the most accurate.
C) Garver, Austin Romine (free agent signing that shouldn't cost too much)
1B) Jose Abreu on a 3 year deal? (non-tender Cron)
3B) Sano, Gonzalez
SS) Polanco, Adrianza
LF) Rosario (although, I wouldn't be opposed to them trading him this offseason while he still has some value)
CF) Buxton, Cave
SP) Berrios, Dobnak, and 3 free agents signings (hoping we can get Pineda back, and would love to get someone like a Hyun-Jin Ryu and Zach Wheeler)
RP) Rogers, Duffey, Littell, May, Graterol, Thorpe, Smelzer, Will Harris (free agent signing from the Astros)
I see them non-tendering Sam Dyson and CJ Cron and re-signing Pineda.
What do you guys think? What does your "way too early" 2020 opening day roster look like?
Dobnak might not survive in the major league. Getting Odorizzi and Pineda back would be important. Let Perez and Gibson walk, try to sign Wheeler or Minor or both. Romo should be brought back and Graterol is going to be a starter in the minor to get ready, Smeltzer could be the long reliever, getting one more effective reliever like Harris would be a step in the right direction.