Realistic SP for Twins (let's be real)
We won't sign more than two and even that might be a stretch. We all know we'll be underwhelmed this year. I hope the key for the Twins is they sign pitchers that help.
We already know three spots are spoken for next year:
Deduno (I read somewhere that they said he has a spot)
They are locks IMO. The Twins will probably let Worley/Diamond/Hendricks fight it out for a spot too.
That leaves truly one or two spots max. The key is who they sign.
They won't get the stud from Japan (they'll "bid" and it'll be low). They won't get Garza. They won't get E. Santanta or Nolasco (I'm sure that I have his name wrong) due to the crazy money both want.
IMO, the best they can do and hope for is Phil Hughes. They should be willing to overpay and break the bank for him. He's young enough, has hope, and would come to our spacious pitchers park.
There are a lot of choices out there, but Hughes seems to be the best with what we need for the future.
If we do sign another one beyond or Hughes or another pitcher, it might be J. Santana just for the memories. I doubt we will though. In the end, I think it'll be Hughes.
In the minors: Diamond, Hendricks, and Albers
If they nail Hughes, we should consider it a victory and a good offseason. Remember, we aren't going to want to commit to that many pitchers when we know Meyer and May are going to be ready in 2015 most likely and with how conservative the team is.