Twins Offseason Plans

SUNDAY: Further reading on the Twins: a Q&A with Smith conducted by La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.  Smith doesn’t tip his hand on whether he’d be more willing to trade an outfielder or a starting pitcher.

SATURDAY: Tom Powers of the St. Paul Pioneer Press dishes on the Twins, who are holding their organizational meetings this weekend.

  • GM Bill Smith is looking for help in the bullpen and middle infield.  Powers still expects free agent Dennys Reyes to sign elsewhere; perhaps the Twins will sign a righty reliever.  Nick Punto seems more likely to be re-signed.  Another infielder will probably still be added.
  • Powers sees Smith as more likely to trade a pitcher than Delmon Young.  I agree – it’d be surprising to see the Twins give up on Young after one year.
  • Smith had all kinds of trade discussions this summer, but ultimately felt some GMs were "trying to pick on the rookie."
  • For more on the Twins, check out our Offseason Outlook.

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