But Nick, that's where I have the problem.
We've gone 3 1/2 really bad seasons. Where do you see the significant changes being made in the organization that might change their "luck"?
Yes, the farm system has improved but do you really see that the organization has embraced rebuilding?
They've begun to implement more sabrmetrics ... but do you feel they've really embraced an analytical approach?
I know that we don't see everything as outsiders. But I just honestly don't see how the Twins have done anything to try and change their "luck". It seems to me like they've pretty much just been rolling along in the same old rut.
What evidence is there that they have not embraced rebuilding? Hicks and Arcia were both up at a very young age; just hasn't worked out. Pinto was on the roster out of ST this year; just didn't have the catching skills to stick. You can't convince me that Buxton, Sano, May and Meyer would not all be up by now if not for their various injury setbacks. Top young prospects like Polanco and Berrios have been promoted quite aggressively.
As far as analytics, there's plenty of reason to believe they're moving more in that direction, even if it's slower than some would like.
I just think that some fans have gotten so frustrated that they're overly eager to affix blame, whether it's to the front office or the coaching staff or the medical team or what have you. I'm frustrated too, but I'm just trying to lend some perspective here. The folks running the team have had their tasks made a great deal more difficult by developments that are really out of their control. That should be recognized before you crucify these guys, IMO.