Friday, February 5, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, February 5, 2021 -- "A Busy Week, and the Twins"

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"Yes, that’s right, I still have the Twins as the best team in the Central. The White Sox are right there, but the Twins added four wins, and maybe as much as eight or nine, with their moves in the last week, and they did it without making a single 2022 commitment or spending all that much money in 2021. The rotation depth is a real problem and may have to be addressed in season; the Twins’ relatively low 2021 payroll ($125 million, per Cot’s) gives them the room to add a starter in July. If the Twins want to push their chips in this year, they have some prospect depth in the outfield and at shortstop that they could put to the cause."