Nearly seven months removed from Opening Day, baseball’s final two teams have just about been decided. That means there will soon be 28 teams moving on to 2010 with the off-season packed full of free agency, trades, arbitration and more.
After a great, memorable year in Minnesota in which the Twins ended the season on a 17-4 run to win the American League Central and close out their 28 year tenure in the Metrodome, the organization will now begin a new era with Target Field on the horizon.
The off-season is a great time; it’s filled with rumors, hopes and eventually moves. Some teams will upgrade while others will stand pat. For the Twins, holes have opened up in the infield, and the next three-plus months will be telling times with nine arbitration cases, several free agents, and gaps to be filled.
In the days ahead there will be several off-season outlooks for several areas including the rotation, bullpen, lineup and bench.