MINNEAPOLIS It's no surprise that the main objective for the Minnesota Twins this offseason will be to acquire pitching.
The Twins' rotation had a 5.40 ERA last season, the worst in the American League and second-worst in all of baseball behind Colorado. Minnesota's five-man group remains a giant question mark, and several bullpen spots appear up in the air as well.
"Starting pitching in particular, but any pitching would be good," Ryan said. "We need to find a staff here. We need to add to that rotation and give us choices and also allow us to provide some depth."
Tuesday was the first day of what will surely be a busy stretch for Ryan and the Twins front office. All major league teams had to fill up their 40-man rosters by Tuesday in order to protect those players for MLB's Rule 5 draft, which takes place Dec. 6. during the winter meetings in Nashville.
The Rule 5 draft allows teams to select players from other teams who fit a certain criteria in terms of service time and who...