5 Questions for the Minnesota Twins heading into spring training
By Chris Schad
The Minnesota Twins are just two weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Fort Myers, but there are plenty of questions to be answered.
Every year the Minnesota Twins have some kind of slogan that gets the fans fired up for the upcoming season. During the 2000s, the slogan “Twins Territory” became a household phrase that stuck with the run that Torii Hunter, Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau had to several division titles. In 2017, “This is how we baseball,” took it’s place beside “total system failure” and “bilateral leg weakness” as one of the most infamous phrases in franchise history.
But as the Twins are two weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Fort Myers for spring training, the phrase for the upcoming season should be “What’s next?”
The Twins enjoyed a breakout season in 2019 as they became the Bomba Squad while setting an MLB record in home runs (307) and claimed their first American League Central division title since 2010. Alas, those accolades didn’t translate to postseason success as Minnesota suffered a familiar fate by being swept by the New York Yankees in the ALDS.
As many loyal Twins fans long for warmer weather and the others fight the urge to dig their Doug Mientkiewicz jerseys out in January, many want to see what’s next for a team that has a young nucleus that has been supplemented by powerful veterans, but still has some question marks going into spring training.