I turned it off after the grand slam.This season was awesome to watch but every flaw has been hyper exposed in the last 2 games and it is super deflating.
Its kind of hard to be mad because no one really expected them to be in this spot at the beginning of the year.They planned and made moves according to the expectation they could be in the wild card mix 85-90 wins.They built an offense to feast on the weak pitching in the central and a staff to minimize damage.
The division turned out way worse than anyone imagined and a bunch of stuff went right for the Twins. So many things went way better than expected and all the sudden they had the HR record and 101 wins.
Then they had to face a real, experienced, deep, vet team in the playoffs and it disintegrated.Hopefully this is a hard lesson taken to heart, the window is open but there is a lot of work to be done to be a real threat.
The rotation needs an ace period.Pay whatever it costs money or prospect wise if it doesn't hurt you haven't gone after a talented enough pitcher.
The pen needs 2 more setup+ level nasty guys, at least 1 needs to be a vet.It also needs a nasty loogy.The disparity vs the NY pen the last 2 playoff trips has been the biggest factor in getting dominated.
The offense feasted on weak teams and it showed a lack of discipline/ approach when really challenged.Can't expect to win on a pitchers mistakes when you don't force them to make the mistakes.
I love Rocco as a manager and have faith he can be the guy but being down 0-2 and having not used one of your 2 best starters and 2 of your best relievers is pretty damning.