Minnesota Twins Targeting A Big Free Agent Name This Offseason

The Minnesota Twins have shown interest in signing free agent pitcher Frankie Montas, a move that aligns with their strategy of acquiring players who may have underperformed in their previous stints but have demonstrated significant potential in the past.

Montas, who was with the New York Yankees in the 2023 season, had limited playtime due to a shoulder injury, pitching only in one game.

Despite his recent struggles, Montas boasts an impressive track record, including a 3.70 ERA across six seasons with the Oakland Athletics​​.

This interest in Montas is part of a broader strategy by the Twins to revitalize players' careers, especially those coming from the Yankees.

They have a history of signing former Yankees, hoping to harness their unfulfilled potential.

A notable example is Sonny Gray, a former Yankee acquired via the Cincinnati Reds, who became a Cy Young finalist with the Twins.

Montas, similar to Gray, showed his capabilities during his time with the Oakland Athletics, including a sixth-place finish in Cy Young voting in 2021, when he logged over 180 innings with a 3.37 ERA.

The Yankees most recently rostered Montas, but that was a brutal experience, as the 30-year-old battled injuries constantly, and wound up pitching just 41 innings, with a 6.15 ERA over nine appearances from 2022-23.

The Twins, having lost Kenta Maeda to the Detroit Tigers, are actively seeking to bolster their starting pitching lineup, and Montas, with his past performance, appears to be a high-reward option for them​. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports