The Minnesota Twins continue to make splashes in the offseason with under the radar signings. The addition of Logan Morrison continues to fit that theme. The contract is pending a physical, has $6.5 million guaranteed, and has the ability to be two years 16.5 million if he reaches all the incentives. Basically the contract is heavily dependent on if the Twins get the Logan Morrison of last year or the Logan Morrison of the rest of his career. This has the potential of being a big time addition to the Twins lineup. Anytime you add a guy that hit 38 home runs and drove in 85 RBI's it can't be overlooked. The Twins do have a field that is horrible for left handed power hitters, though. The wind is constantly blowing in from the right centerfield gap in turn knocking fly balls down that might've been homeruns elsewhere. LoMo isn't a cheap homerun hitter, so he should be able to get his fair share. Buxton, Mauer, Dozier, Rosario, Sano, and now Morrison makes up a pretty solid heart of the order. Will it be enough to make the Twins a serious contender, well no.
The Twins have upgraded their pitching staff, however it's still abysmal and beat up. The addition of Jake Odorizzi was solid, but they don't know exactly what they're getting with him. He started last year strong then faded hard, so he's nothing more than a middle of the road pitcher. Ervin Santana is injured and will start the season on the DL. Michael Pineda, who they signed in the offseason is recovering from Tommy John, meaning he likely won't pitch at all this season. The additions of Fernando Rodney, Addison Reed, and Zach Duke to the bullpen will certainly help a group that wasn't strong at all last year. Still, the Twins pitching staff in 2018 is not something you'll write home about.
All in all, the Twins made some solid moves, but nothing that's going to push them into the upper-echelon. The Red Sox, Yankees, Astros, and Indians are all far superior teams. The only way the Twins make the playoffs is if they make it as the second wildcard spot and face the same fate as last season. Twins are moving slowly in the right direction, just gonna need to be patient with this group. Seems like they're building this roster more towards the 2019 season.