The Twins pitching staff right now is not good, that absolutely goes without saying. When trying to figure out how it got to that point, that depends on who you ask.
Most people play the "hindsight is 20/20" card a lot without knowing, i.e. "we shouldn't have traded xyz for abc because y turned out good or a turned out bad..." It happens all the time throughout sports. Lets play that game and check out what COULD HAVE been if the Twins were currently in a vacuum and didn't make certain moves or kept certain players.
If only we could have this rotation with the current offense the Twins have. Reversing the Berrios trade is a pretty easy one, with the return still in the minors so we are unsure how good they will both be. Although he as struggled thus far this season, if I was a betting man (which I am) I'd wager he'll figure it out soon enough. Keeping Lance Lynn is one I'm slightly unsure on, based off his 2022 results so far (Although basically everyone on that team is struggling). I, like many, want to forget his time with the Twins, plus the return on him was basically nothing, but he's been very solid since. Sonny Gray is an easy decision, he's been solid this year, same for Pineda. The name Kyle Gibson alone may turn some Twins fans heads, but he's been quietly solid for the Phillies and Rangers.
Bullpen (No particular order):
Wow, imaging this pen compared to the nightmare we currently have is so disappointing. The bullpen is a much more interesting one to think about compared to the rotation. I choose Graterol over Maeda because I figured we needed the pen help more than the starters. Pressly was an easy one, although that removed Alcala from the potential bullpen which is unfortunate. Rogers is another easy one, Paddack and Pagan have clearly not worked out so far. Zack Littell might be a confusing one to some Twins fans, but he just had his best year with the Giants. He's really the main one I wish the Twins held on to, they could really use him this year. Duran is a no-brainer, that really requires no explanation. After that point you can really plug in a ton of different players, I just chose a few decent ones.
Did I forget any big ones? Do you disagree with any of them? let's discuss.