The Twins' Big Decision

Jimmy MohlerContributor IIIJuly 20, 2009

ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 17:  Manager Ron Gardenhire of the Minnesota Twins during play with the Texas Rangers on July 17, 2009 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, the Twins are stuck with a key decision: stick with the staff or make a move. Over the past few years (barring the addition of Joe Crede) the Twins really haven't done much to add depth. Gardy had talked a lot about adding a right handed bat to bolster the lineup. A big right handed stick a la Matt Holliday (for example) would add great depth behind Mauer and Morneau and maybe even Kubel. 

If Slowey isn't healthy or effective soon, I would hope the Twins would make a move for a good reliever or starter. They always seem to make the rotation work, but even the great young staff from last year could have used a little veteran leadership.

I think the addition of Mark Grudzielanek today could help if he were to take the second base spot. But if Casilla can solidify his role as the Twins every day first baseman, perhaps a speedy infielder would be a better trade for the Twins. 

It's a tough decision. The Twins should either make a move for speed, pitching, or batting. I'm just hoping they do one of them.