What a bunch of Debbie downers.This team plays division winning baseball and it's not good enough? It is as worse than the years they couldn't touch 500 baseball? I bet you all are the one's that said the 87 Twins were gonna be crap and couldn't even win the division.Its baseball, all kinds of crazy things are going to happen that no one predicted.Did you have the Rays beating the Yankee's and Houston and one game away from a world series last year?I know I didn't.The mighty Yankees with Cole etc got beat and they almost beat the loaded Dodgers.Sure there are flaws and weaknesses on this team but it is a good team.We also are close to getting an infusion of new young talent from the farm so in my mind things have never looked better for the future of this club.Put the negative thinking away and enjoy the season.
Thanks for this. I am quite happy to be watching a team win 90-100 games. It was not long ago we were watching 90-100 losses. I am even more pleased that it would appear we are positioned to be good for a number of years. They spent $10M-15M more than I expected and I thought they spent it wisely. I guess the fans that don’t recognize revenue enables spending, you might wonder why they didn’t just go buy better players.
I also don’t place great predictive value in 2020 results. A lot of very good players struggled. I would still want Christian Yehlich on my team in 2021. The Twins are returning most of the position players who contributed the most in 2019. Plus, they have added Donaldson and Simmons. Before anyone says what about Rosario … He was 11th in WAR among position players in 2019 and replacing him provided $10M in payroll. I guess it would be fair to say we added Simmons with the savings.