The Minnesota Twins are coming off a disappointing season where they finished third in the AL Central.
Despite making some moves in free agency and at the trade deadline this past season, they still finished with a record of 78-84.
Now is the time for the Twins to get back into contention.
But it all starts with their willingness to spend money in free agency.
They have plenty of holes to fill on their roster and here are two moves the Twins should make.
1. Re-Sign Or Replace Correa
The Twins made a bold move by signing shortstop Carlos Correa to a massive contract before last season.
But, with the structure of the deal, Correa is once again eligible to hit free agency this offseason.
Minnesota now must decide if they want to re-sign the 28-year-old shortstop or let him walk.
If they let him walk, they better have a contingency plan in place to find another shortstop.
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While the price tags will be high on all of these shortstops, the Twins have to decide how serious they are in contending.
2. Improve Their Bullpen
At the trade deadline this past season the Twins tried to improve their bullpen.
But, Lopez struggled to find any rhythm with the Twins.
He had an ERA of 4.37 in 22.2 innings pitched.
Also, with Fulmer headed to free agency the Twins need another quality arm or two in the bullpen.
Jhoan Duran had a breakout season in the bullpen and he should get the first look at closer in 2023.
But, finding a trustworthy set-up man and middle relievers will be key.