Minnesota Twins: What’s on their post-lockout to-do list

Mar 3, 2021; Fort Myers, Florida, USA; A general view of a fountain and Minnesota Twins logo outside CenturyLink Sports Complex prior to the spring training game between the Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 3, 2021; Fort Myers, Florida, USA; A general view of a fountain and Minnesota Twins logo outside CenturyLink Sports Complex prior to the spring training game between the Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /
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DETROIT, MI – JULY 17: Taylor Rogers #55 of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the Detroit Tigers during game two of a double header at Comerica Park on July 17, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit defeated Minnesota 5-4 in extra innings. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI – JULY 17: Taylor Rogers #55 of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the Detroit Tigers during game two of a double header at Comerica Park on July 17, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit defeated Minnesota 5-4 in extra innings. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images) /

The Minnesota Twins need to add two or three arms to their bullpen

Led by relief ace Taylor Rogers and the returning Tyler Duffey, Jorge Alcala, and Caleb Thielbar, the Twins have some solid pieces in their bullpen. However, behind them, there’s a whole lot of poor performers and inexperience.

Duffey, Alcala, and Thielbar all pitched in around 60 innings in 2021, striking out far more batters than they walked and all had sub-4.00 ERAs. They are currently the only locks behind Rogers.

Turning to the free agent market, there are a plethora of arms out there for the taking. Matt Andriese, Archie Bradley, old friends Alex Colome and Brandon Kintzler, as well as Hunter Strickland, Jake Diekman, and Brad Hand are all available and can be had on one-year contracts.

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The Twins should look to add at least two average-to-above-average bullpen arms for their 2022 roster. With only a small amount of pitchers locked in for bullpen roles, there are multiple open spots for free agent additions.