Shake-off your Band-Back-Together hangover and check out these links:
- Here’s a hot take: The Twins actually had a successful season in 2016 (and I’ll have whatever that author is having having).
- Similarly, our friends over at Beyond the Boxscore think it’s a good sign the Twins signed catcher Jason Castro, but also don’t think it will really make a difference as far as wins go.
- Nick Stellini over at FanGraphs thinks the Jason Castro deal is actually really good for the Twins, though, because pitch framing!
- Pat Dean—better known around these parts as Dat Pean—is taking his talents to South Korea! Specifically, he signed a deal with the KIA Tigers. Good luck, Pean!
- Miguel Sano update: Still has no plans to play any winter ball.
- MLB update: Still no plans to play ball at all unless they get these CBA negotiations under control soon. The Winter Meetings might be called off!