The utility man Marwin Gonzalez has had an extremely slow market this offseason. At the beginning he was looking for a deal that would give him $60 million. Obviously this hasn’t happened and he is now projected to land about $36 million over four years.
The Minnesota Twins who have a payroll around $103 million have way more than enough room to afford Gonzalez and its a move that would provide great security in the infield and outfield. Recently the Twins have shown interest in offering a three year deal to the all around player. He played in seven positions last season including third base and first base.
He would provide security for Miguel Sano, C.J. Cron and he could play against lefty pitchers in place of either of the corner outfielders. There isn’t really a downside to signing a guy like Gonzalez.
Gonzalez has played over 100 games in the last four seasons while not really being a consistent starter. He has a career .737 OPS, double digit home runs in four straight seasons and WAR of 2.5 last year.
The Twins are appearing as if they may not be done yet, and this is good with as much money as they still have. Maybe they attempt to reunite Gonzalez and Keuchel in Minnesota.