The Minnesota Twins aren’t in dire need of a closer, but adding Brad Hand could be an upgrade for them and they could be given a discount. Being born in Minneapolis and growing up in Minnesota, Hand could given the Twins a hometown discount to not only play in his home state, but make a run for a championship.
The 2020 season saw Minnesota total 17 saves as a team. Taylor Rogers netted the most with nine while Sergio Romo added five, Trevor May two and Matt Wisler one. While that approach worked, the Twins could look for a more conventional closer in Hand.
Additionally, two of the four that logged saves are set to become free agents. Romo and May are both at the end of their contracts. On top of that, Romo will be 38-years old at the beginning of the 2021 season, which might deter Minnesota from bringing him back.
The Cleveland Indians don’t want Brad Hand to go in the division, but if he leaves in free agency, then the Indians don’t have a say. Hand returning to his home state to try and bring a title to Minneapolis makes all too much sense. When you throw in the fact that the Twins could lose a few bullpen arms in free agency as well, they all of a sudden seem like a potential front runner to land Hand.