Dear Thad and Derek,
I want to start by saying that I commend the job you two have done as members of the Minnesota Twins. You’ve worked tirelessly and diligently to make the right moves this organization needs to succeed long-term. For that, I thank you.
The Twins are the “surprise” team of the year. Ask any die-hard fan if we’re surprised and we’ll simply tell you, “no”. Though truthfully, I wasn’t sure how the signings of Jonathan Schoop, C.J. Cron, and crew would turn out. Yet, here we are, with a record of 50 wins and 27 losses leading the A.L. Central by 7.5 games.
With a breakout from the young core lead by surprise All-Star candidate Jorge Polanco and a resurgent Byron Buxton, the team is on a roll. Add in the outstanding off-season signings and it seems we really have something here. The start has been just about all a Minnesota Twins fan could ask for, had we not seen this before.
Unfortunately, no team is safe from the rigors of a 162-game marathon that is the baseball season. The mood is starting to sour ever so slowly around Twins territory and the Indians won’t go quietly into the night. Let’s ensure this team has a postseason shot.
I love the signings of Cody Allen and Ian Krol to minor league contracts, but they were available for a reason. It seems Minnesota is the place to go to revive your career but how about going out and signing an established star? Adding a shut-down type of reliever or starter could increase the ferocity of this team ten-fold.
Why wait? Cheaper cost? The fan-base has been extremely patient. We’ve shipped out beloved fan-favorites Brian Dozier and Eduardo Escobar (among others) in years past. It’s time to add players, not subtract. With this team a clear contender, the time has never been more perfect. Make it happen and bring some postseason fun back to the amazing fans of the Minnesota Twins.