With the Minnesota Twins mired in a battle for the American League Central division title, a few moves can make a big difference over the final two months.
Long before I started writing about the Minnesota Twins, I was trying to find my way into a career after college. While making mistakes along the way, one of my mentors took me under his wing and gave me some advice I still use to this day. Long story short, the secret to life is being able to adapt to your circumstances.
I apologize if some of you fee that you stumbled off of Puckett’s Pond for a moment, but the same motto should apply to the Twins as they make their push for their first division title since 2010.
With a big four-game series against the Cleveland Indians coming up this weekend, the Twins need to look in the mirror and see where their biggest flaws lie. While many fans would love to see another trade to add a reliever and a starter, this year’s one-deadline format has made that a missed opportunity. (NOTE: There is a loophole that states a trade can be made if said player was not on a 40-man roster at any point this season, but said players might not help at this point of the year.)
So what can the Twins do to improve their chances internally? Despite their lack of depth in some areas, there are ways to work around it and give the Twins their first extended playoff run in 17 years.