Twins like i have said are just not going to make all the moves the public thought they were going to make. They are going to see what they have this year and will only add players right before spring training if they can get a deal and trade later for prospects. I think the Twins are preparing for a revenue drop that major league baseball teams are going to see in the next few years. Patrick Ruesse was discussing the changes in tax law and how it effects businesses on buying tickets and suite rentals how they will not get to deduct these expense in the past. Trust me the Twins would ge already hearing that with last 10 years performance on the field. I also betting they are seeing down trends in season tickets sales and i pretty sure last year end of year tv ratings were down for the Twins.
Major league baseball is going to have to address what analytics is doing to the game. Since they have become primary force in baseball we have seen slowing down of games, less offense, and moving of players around the field like chess pieces to be replaced with players with similar numbers. The results of this has been we have much slower game and less offense making the game boring to watch and second we have no player identification with the team you have rooted especially in the small market franchises. Clubs like to Twins have gone to promoting the baseball experience of night out to find different foods and beers to attrack customers but people are finding it expensive night out and these people have no affliation to the baseball team and soon as there something new and cheaper they move on. Also the Northern clubs like the Twins have not been helped by MLB scheduling since we become out door team also because they are scheduling early season games who wants to go watch baseball when your freezing. Especially when majority of baseball fans are more elderly than average not great marketing for baseball. So in short they have made baseball more boring and longer and now schedule games in these northern franchises when large portion of their fans will not tolerate to watch a baseball game. The bottom line is they have golden age of revenue increasing but I believe in doing so they have not tended to keeping the game exciting something people wanted to watch have been gradually loosing the interest of next generation of fans for baseball and also loosing some there old fans. They need to get back to basics of keeping the game reason fans are showing up at the ball park.