— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) July 8, 2017
The calendar has officially turned to July and MLB teams in the race for a playoff spot are getting ready for the arms race that will ensue as we get closer and closer to the trade deadline. Minnesota just bolstered their rotation adding Big Sexy to the club on a low risk, high reward deal. Colon was nothing short of terrible for Atlanta this season going 2-8 with an 8.14 ERA before being released. If he can even slightly return to the form he was in last season with the Mets (15-8 3.43 ERA), this could be a big deal for the Twins who sit just 1.5 games behind Cleveland. The Twins are getting a career year out of Ervin Santana through the first half and need another arm to eat innings and keep the pressure to perform off of Santana and the bullpen. Do the Twins have a real shot at the playoffs? Yes, but it is slim, quite the opposite of the man they just signed. If Bartolo can throw some quality starts together, that window will open like Big Sexy is trying to sneak out of it to see his other family for second dinner. Love the move here for Minnesota. Big Sexy has finally found a mall food court up to his standards.