I tried to delay it as long as possible, but the time has finally come to put the 2009 season to bed. The Twins fought gallantly to win the Central without their best starting pitcher for 4 months, and their 2nd best hitter for basically half the season. but they just ran into 200 million dollars. Not much you can do about that. The fact that Delmon Young and Alexi Casilla had 2 of the 6 lowest WARs in the majors makes me optimistic for the future. If they’re an 86 win team with two of the worst 6 seasons in the league, they should be on pace for 90+ wins next season, and a return to the playoffs.
Now that the offseason is here, what will this blog look like? Good question. I’ve never blogged an offseason before. There will be some season wrap up stuff in the coming days, as well as a look at how Twins players are performing in the Arizona Fall League. In addition, this will probably morph into a blog that is at least semi about all baseball. It will still be Twins centric, but if the Marlins trade Dan Uggla to say the Rays, I’m still going to write about it. In February(ish), I’ll have my top 100 prospect list, and in a week or two I’ll have a review of my 2008 list, which you can see here.