Thursday, January 26, 2017

Lots of unsigned players left

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports posted this piece last night: A 25-man roster of current veteran free agents, three weeks before camps open.

The collective WAR suggests that if one were to actually assemble this squad it would compile a record similar to that of the 2016 Twins. I doubt that would be the case, partly because there's no actual shortstop or centerfielder on his All-Unemployed team (although one could argue that there's no actual shortstop on the Twins roster either).

From my perspective, the most interesting names in this piece as possible additions for the Twins are the bullpen guys, and specifically David Hernandez, who had a couple of solid seasons for Arizona before an injury and Tommy John surgery.

I don't know that I'd want to shove Tyler Duffey or Trevor May aside for any of the free agent starting pitchers listed by Passan, and the best hitters on Passan's list are limited defensively to positions the Twins are well stocked at with younger players.

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