While the Minnesota Twins have been quiet this offseason, the Chicago White Sox have added to a young nucleus, but is it enough to overtake the Twins in the AL Central?
In 2019, the American League Central division was a mess. As most national pundits believed that the Cleveland Indians would run away from the division, the Minnesota Twins dethroned Cleveland at the top, winning 101 games in the process.
To those who didn’t follow the team, the Twins’ rise came from out of nowhere, but it was the result of a series of shrewd decisions that added talent to a roster that had plenty of young components and was simply looking for direction.
Heading into the winter, it appeared that the Twins were ready to stay atop the division heading into 2020. With the Cleveland Indians looking to sell off expensive pieces and the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals in full rebuild mode, the AL Central looked to be the Twins’ for the taking if they just added a couple of key pieces.
That hasn’t happened and as the Twins have continued to stall looking for value, the Chicago White Sox are looking to follow Minnesota’s blueprint to be the breakout team of 2020. With several additions made to a young nucleus, there are grumblings that the White Sox could dethrone threaten the Twins’ reign at the top of the division, but are those concerns legit enough to make Minnesota’s front office sweat?