ESPN Insider Jim Bowden Releases MLB Offseason Grades
Sep 26, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ervin Santana (30) pitches during the first inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Minnesota Twins (MLB Rank 20, Grade C+)
"The Twins improved their major league team, with Santana improving their starting rotation and Hunter bringing his leadership and high energy and enthusiasm. But there’s not much else to report here."
We say: Bowden hits it on the head because the Twins improved exactly what they needed to. Their major league roster needed to be supplemented just enough to make the farm system talent have something to pair with. Santana is a solid starting option, and Hunter brings another bat to the lineup. Without going all in just yet, the Twins took steps forward.