Apr 10, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view of a baseball on the field during pre game batting practice before a game between the Oakland Athletics and Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
On winning and turning things around:
FSN: After four tough years, how confident are you that you guys are on the right track to turning things around in 2015?
TR: “We can talk all we want about a lot of things. Talk is just about what it is. We need to get out there and get it done on the field. Until we see some of that execution, until we see how we do with the division — which is tough — there’s no sense in making too many predictions. Injuries have a little bit to do with it, but I have mentioned many times, our depth is better than many years. We don’t have any excuses. We better start getting this thing done, because four years is long enough. We’ve had some changes and we’re trying to get it right and all that good stuff. People are going to have to pitch. Particularly, we’re going to have to pitch out of that rotation because we started in a hole quite often last year and the year before and the year before that. So I’m not going to make any predictions, but I certainly feel good about what we have here. The character seems in order and our health is good right now. With that usually comes better seasons, and we certainly need to increase our win total before we’re looking at postseason, which is where everybody wants to get.
Ryan hits it on the head here and makes a lot of sense. The Twins haven’t been good, but the losing has to stop, and in 2015 it should. The depth and talent are there for the first time in years, and now it’s up to the ballclub to do something with it. Looking forward to the postseason shouldn’t yet be on the radar, but expecting to be in the race and make some waves is incredibly realistic for the upcoming season.
Make sure to check out the rest of the interview from Tyler Mason and Terry Ryan here.
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