There has been quite a bit of discussion on this site about fans wanting the Twins to sign both a top end starter, as well as a cornerstone player at SS. This FO seems unlikely to spend big on two players given that their last big FA signing in Donaldson didn’t necessarily turn out as they had hoped. Now don’t get me wrong, I love Donaldson’s fire and he’s been playing well when he’s on the field, but it’s hard to pay a 35 year-old guy this much when he’s got lingering problems with injuries. Now my question to you all is, who would you rather have on the Twins for the next few seasons, Noah Syndergaard coming off of TJ or a top 5 FA SS? I would lean towards taking the risk signing Syndergaard and signing a good defensive SS or giving Palacios a chance in spring training to open the 2022 season as the starting SS. The hope would be to have Syndergaard anchor your starting rotation with Maeda and possibly Pineda behind him. Followed by Ober and one or two young arms like Winder, Strotman, Ryan, Jax, Duran, or Balazovic. I like the upside here with the rotation and the likelihood of keeping a great lineup (when healthy) to help the Twins stay in contention next season. Palacios has at least earned a promotion to AAA to end this season and should be given a chance to make the big league roster next season. If push comes to shove, signing a good defensive shortstop to another 1 year deal wouldn’t be a detriment to the 2022 season either. Let me know what y’all think below!