With the departure of relievers Matt Guerrier, Jesse Crain, Brian Fuentes, Jon Rauch, and others, it was quickly clear that the Twins would have to get creative in rebuilding their ‘pen for the 2011 season. As of right now, Jose Mijares and Matt Capps are probably the only two guarantees to occupy the bullpen, which presumably leaves 5 other spots to fill.
While Pat Neshek and Joe Nathan are two other guys that have a good chance of making the team, I’ve omitted them because if either fails to impress in spring training, we could possibly see Neshek designated for assignment or Nathan placed on the 15-day DL.
Just for fun, I want your help in predicting who will join the team in Toronto before pitchers and catchers report. Later, during the first week of April, I’ll return to the poll below to see the accuracy of the collective vote. Choose wisely, you have 15 pitchers competing for 5 spots.