Minnesota Twins: 3 Reasons not to Overreact to the team’s Slow Start

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Kenta Maeda of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the Boston Red Sox. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)
Kenta Maeda of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the Boston Red Sox. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images) /
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The Minnesota Twins have started off their first 14 games with a very disappointing 6-8 record, and it’s easy for Twins Territory to become upset. The teams that the Twins have played in 2021 have made the losses even harder to swallow.

Dropping one game to the Milwaukee Brewers, one to the Detroit Tigers, two to the Seattle Mariners, three to the Boston Red Sox, and one to the Los Angeles Angels, all teams that finished 2020 below .500, makes everything that much worse.

This has led to Twins fans proclaiming the season might not be as fun as we had hoped, or that a third American League Central Division title wasn’t in the mix at all. It may be the slightly more optimistic version of myself talking, but I don’t think we’re in trouble quite yet.

The Minnesota Twins started slow, but there’s hope for a rebound.

We’re not even 15 games into the season, less than 10% of the games the Twins are scheduled to play, and the Twins still have a chance to turn around. On top of that, there are still a lot of positives to take away from the team’s disappointing start.

There are lots of negative takeaways from the first few games. Anyone with eyes can see some of those issues in full display, a couple of which we already detailed as future problems that could come up. There are also some positive takeaways too, and that’s what we’re here to go over.

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