The Minnesota Twins still need to get to the postseason, but if they clinch the AL Central, there are several factors that can help this team win the World Series.
The Minnesota Twins 2019 season has been a roller coaster of emotions. After the Twins got off to a fast start and jumped out to the best record in the American League, they fell back to reality as the Cleveland Indians took their turn to go on a white-hot stretch to even take the lead in the AL Central division.
As things looked bleak with the Twins not making a move to upgrade their starting rotation at the trade deadline, many jumped off the Bomba Squad’s bandwagon. However, another strong stretch of play helped catapult the Twins over the Indians as they fell back to earth and with their magic number back down to eight, it appears the Twins are on their way to their first division title since 2010.
With the Twins gearing up for a potential postseason run, the court of public opinion on this team is mixed. On one hand, the Twins have displayed dominance throughout the season that suggests they could get hot at any moment and in the month of October, a stretch resulting in 11 wins helps bring home a World Series title.
On the other, it feels like the New York Yankees and Houston Astros have both leapfrogged the Twins in terms of being better equipped for a postseason run. While Minnesota will have to get past both those teams to take it home, there’s enough here that should inspire optimism as the Twins head to October.