Though there are many things the current front office has nailed in its short tenure with the Minnesota Twins, indecision is proving to be costly.
The Minnesota Twins front office continues to remain silent while other teams execute trades to shore up rotations and lineups throughout the MLB. At one point, not long ago, the Twins held more than a 10-game lead over division rival Cleveland. Sadly, that is no longer the case. The pleas of many fans have unsurprisingly gone unnoticed, which may come back to haunt the Twins in the coming months.
With the bullpen and starting rotation in dire need of some help, will the Twins make a move? Small signs would lead the fan base to believe that is indeed the case, though I hardly think it’s guaranteed. I must add, if they make a move to add pieces while giving up prospects and don’t make the playoffs, fans will turn quickly on the front office. With the position they put themselves in by waiting, that is a very real possibility.
Take for instance the Jaime Garcia debacle in 2017. The Minnesota front office executed a trade that brought in Garcia from the Atlanta Braves only to be shipped to the Yankees after one start. Indecision that cost time and potentially a very solid pitcher in prospect Huascar Ynoa. Ynoa is currently the 11th rated prospect in the Atlanta Braves organization and was highly regarded as a member of the Twins as well.
Though Minnesota seems to be in a much better position this year, the waiting has undoubtedly weakened that position. A recent report suggests that the Pohlad’s have no quarrel with shelling out top dollar for top players when actions would lead me to believe otherwise. What is the point of snagging reclamation project and former Indian closer Cody Allen if not to save money at the deadline? Though the Twins are on the verge of a great season, it could all be forgotten soon.
If the Twins finally decide to make a move I would love to hear the reason behind the wait. Was being up 10 games 2 weeks before the All-Star break not enough to pull the trigger? I shudder at the thought of a front office needing more of a reason than that. Hopefully, with or without trades, the Twins will get back to their winning ways.