Thursday, March 25, 2010

Twins Spring Blog-Mahay returns

Yesterday the Twins announced they have signed left handed reliever Ron Mahay to a minor league deal. Mahay was a late season acquisition for the Twins in 2009 and was another key left handed specialist out of the bullpen. But I wondered why the Twins brought in another reliever when they have an already jammed packed bullpen. But as I pondered more I had more ideas pop into my head. So here are some of those moves I wondered:
  • Jose Mijares could be getting a shot at closer
  • Pat Neshek could start the season at AAA-Rochester to get some more confidence before pitching against MLB hitters
  • Even though the Twins are going to have Francisco Liriano start they are still considering him as closer
  • They have not been satisfied with Clay Condrey this spring and he will have a short leash to start the year.
  • The Twins can use another bullpen pitcher now as leverage in a potential trade for a closer
  • Or he simply could be here as a back up in case someone gets injured
So as you can see there are plenty of options now after signing Mahay. Hopefully the reason becomes clear very soon.

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