The Minnesota Twins didn't really do much at the recently concluded Winter Meetings, save for a pair of minor-league deals. They signed Korean slugger Byung Ho Park before the Meetings convened in Nashville, and weren't able to make any headway on their stated plans of obtaining bullpen help during the event.
Despite all this, GM Terry Ryan didn't seem disappointed in his club's lack of activity in recent weeks. As he told MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger, the Winter Meetings were 'odd' but he expects that the experience will help shape the rest of the team's offseason:
He also stated a desire to make some moves before December ends, just for clarity's sake:
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"This was an odd Winter Meetings for us," Ryan said. "Especially coming in at 40 [on the 40-man roster] and feeling good about the guys we added in November. I didn't think we were going to do a bunch down here, but certainly didn't think I was going to leave empty-handed. But we'll end up supplementing this organization and still end up doing what we're trying to do."
There is still plenty of time left before spring training and the 2016 season, and a team's lack of moves during the Winter Meetings doesn't necessarily mean it won't make any significant improvements in the future.
"We had a number of conversations and I expect something to come to fruition as we go through the month of December," Ryan said. "I'd like to get some things accomplished so we can rest a little easier."
With that said, Ryan and the Twins should have every opportunity to make their desired upgrades should attractive deals or free agent situations materialize.