Minnesota Twins Class No. 3: Did the Twins do enough to remain the favorite in the American League Central and end the playoff streak?
It’s been 16 years and 18 consecutive playoff losses since the Twins last won a game in the playoffs. That’s embarrassing, and the team wants it to change. Now. Did they do enough to really make sure that happens? It’s hard to say.
On paper, the additions of Simmons and Colomé appear to be large upgrades. Bringing back Nelson Cruz makes perfect sense. The top prospects appear to be ready. Sano, Donaldson, Garver, Kepler, and Polanco should rebound. Almost all of the core is back for 2021. They’re better on paper than they were in 2020.
What if the rebounds don’t happen? What if the prospects aren’t ready? What if the new additions are just mediocre? None of these players are elite game changers, so how can we be sure they’re better? We can’t. But this team has the best chance to break the streak. Grade: A-.
Final Minnesota Twins Offseason GPA: 3.33
The Minnesota Twins had a good offseason, adding a lot of talent that could help break the bad luck from postseasons before. Hopefully the team is able to successfully gel and show real improvement in a 162 game season.