Passan: Sano, Buxton Give Twins Hope
Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan is looking at all 30 MLB teams and is already doing the Twins because they rank 28th in their rankings.
The summary is the offseason is fair, and of course, the future is pretty dependent upon The Big 2.
For those who follow the Twins, the upcoming months do not so much constitute a season as a countdown. This year will be separated into two eras: B.P. and A.P. – or before prospects and after prospects.
Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano represent so much more to the Twins than their future center fielder and third baseman. In a farm system that has struggled to produce any impact talent, they are the game's best overall prospect and best power-hitting prospect. For a team with a lineup that could threaten to score the fewest runs in the league, they are future No. 2 and 4 hitters around whom the Twins can sandwich Mauer. Considering the doldrums the thriving franchise of the 2000s has endured, they are hope.