For many MN fans, starting pitching is the greatest concern. I agree that you can never get enough of good pitching but last year our starting rotation did a wonderful job. The core of that rotation is coming back & our options to fill any holes are limitless depending on what level of pitcher you're looking for & how much you want to pay.Maybe to others it's BP but I agree w/ FO that those holes can be filled internally & affordable FAs
IMO where we were hurt the most last year was injuries, we had a lot of players playing hurt& on the IL. This really hurt us especially when Buxton & Donaldson were down, we had no one who could take up the slack. We need some one for some time to be able to take up that slack. CF & SS are IMO the most important positions on the field & we need a super utility player to be able to fill in when needed at those position. My 1st choice is Ketel Marte (26) AZ, he can play both those positions very well, he has a great bat w/ power & 4 yrs of team friendly control. If the Twins can land that trade I`d be very happy but it won`t be cheap. I think we`d be looking at trading (Kiriloff or Larnach) w/ one or two higher prospects, probably one a pitching one..
My 2nd choice is Chris Taylor (29) LAD
He doesn't have the power that Marte has but still he's a good hitter that can become better. Taylor is fast & can play a very good CF but where heexcels is at SS. I'd like to switch Polanco to 2B & put Taylor at SS. Arraez I'd place at primary DH along w/ utility & PH duties. I believe Polanco is suited at 2B & will excel there w/o the extra stress, he can become that hitter that is capable of. When everyone is healthy we can become one of the best defenses. If Buxton is hurt he fill in admirably, when Donaldson is hurt he covers the ground that is lacking.
Kiké Hernández is my 3rd choice. He might be a better crisis hitter than Taylor but Taylor is a much better SS. Hernándezmaybe more available but Taylor is more affordable.
I`m not really interested in any other super utility players because they don't fit my criteria of the ability of quality SS & CF defense