Here are Smith's offseason moves:
- Traded pitcher, Johan Santana to the New York Mets for OF Carlos Gomez, and pitchers Kevin Mulvey, Deolis Guerra, and Phil Humber.
- Acquired outfielder Craig Monroe from the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named.
- Acquired OFs Delmon Young and Jason Pridie and IF Brendan Harris from the Tampa Bay Rays for SS Jason Bartlett and pitchers Matt Garza and Eduardo Morlan.
- Agreed to terms with first baseman Justin Morneau on a six-year contract and outfielder Michael Cuddyer on a three-year contract.
- Signed pitcher Livan Hernandez to a one-year contract.
With those moves, here's the team outlook:
SP1: Francisco Liriano
SP2: Livan Hernandez
SP3: Boof Bonser
SP4: Scott Baker
SP5: Kevin Slowey
CL: Joe Nathan
SUM: Pat Neshek/ Juan Rincon
DH: Jason Kubel/Craig Monroe
C: Joe Mauer
1B: Justin Morneau
2B: Alexi Castilla/Nick Punto/Brendon Harris
SS: Nick Punto/Adam Everett
3B: Mike Lamb
LF: Delmon Young
CF: Carlos Gomez
RF: Micheal Cuddyer
Easiest: Liriano will return at top form.
Boldest: Delmon Young will be a problem and get traded at the deadline.
Team MVP/Best Season: Justin Morneau (30-40 HR, 100-115 RBI)
Best Pitcher: Joe Nathan (15 saves, sub 3 ERA; Traded mid-season)
Breakout Player: Carlos Gomez (10-15 HR, +100 RS, 25-35 SB, .285-.295 AVG.)
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