Minnesota Twins Extending Brian Dozier Is The Right Move For The Future


There’s evidence of a revival in the near future for the Minnesota Twins. Top prospects are just months away from joining the big league club, the starting pitching staff looks better than it has in years even with just the single addition of Ervin Santana and now the Twins have added a huge piece for the future.

On Tuesday morning, the Minnesota Twins announced that they had signed second baseman Brian Dozier to a four-year contract extension and with it they announced, figuratively, that sunny days are close behind.

Dozier is 27 and will turn 28-years-old in May, he’s heading into the prime of his career just at a perfect time for the Twins. The emergence of top prospects and Dozier’s dominance will collide in a beautiful field of green and bring winning baseball back to Minnesota.

Dozier is one of the best second basemen in the league and is still getting better. Even better is the fact the Twins signed him up before a huge season in which Dozier could demand more money.

His average is not great, but there is some pop in that bat and has the makeup of a great second baseman. After an offseason that saw a probably not so smart move, money wise, bringing in Torii Hunter, it is nice to see the Twins seal a deal that has very little hate against it.

This team needs to build for the future, that’s been my stance this whole offseason, and Brian Dozier is a huge part of the future. Signing him to this deal is one of the smartest things the Twins have done in a long, long while.

It’s not like they’d follow it up by announcing that Kevin Garnett would throw the first pitch on Opening Day to Torii Hunter allowing us to all make jokes about the nostalgia and how they were brought in for ticket sales

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