Twins apparently sign shortstop Andrelton Simmons to one-year offer
Andrelton Simmons is apparently joining the Twins on a 1 year offer.
The huge MLB news of the day was the truth there will be no 2021 Hall of Fame class. In more uplifting news, some players are discovering brand-new groups.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan sent a tweet Tuesday night that will have Minnesota Twins fans delighted. Shorstop Andrelton Simmons is heading to Minnesota to presume the function of beginning shortstop on an one-year offer that does not spend a lot.
This is a great gain for the Twins. As Passan mentions, Simmons is anticipated to be the starter with Jorge Polanco transferring to second base.
Simmons is a four-time Gold Glove winner and was a 6.3-WAR player in 2018. He has actually decreased a bit since late, but just has a combined 133 games played between 2019-2020. The Twins are clearly anticipating him to bounce back.
Simmons was a big name on the shortstop market this offseason, as the Philadelphia Phillies were simply one team with reported interest.
His offending numbers do not leap off the page, but defense is plainly being valued in this offer to the tune of $10.5 million. He is a career.269/.317/.379 batter who has actually shown some flashes of power in the past. Simmons ended up eighth in American League MVP voting in 2017 thanks to his stellar defense. However he also had 38 doubles, 19 stolen bases, and 69 RBIs.
The Twins ended up the 2020 season in familiar style. They made it to the postseason, just to get swept. The team hasn’t even won a postseason game considering that 2004. Fans can at least rest easy knowing the group is actively attempting to complete in an AL Central division going through some shift.
Simmons is off the market and teams must now turn in other places quickly if they want to add a shortstop before Spring Training begins.