Minnesota Twins: Top 3 Moves the Twins made in 2021

Joseph Koetters
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Joe Ryan throws against the Chicago Cubs. (David Banks-USA TODAY Sports)
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Joe Ryan throws against the Chicago Cubs. (David Banks-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton bats against the Kansas City Royals. (Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports) /

Minnesota Twins Best Move No. 1: Signing Byron Buxton to a team friendly extension

This extension had Twins fans in a whirlwind of emotions for an entire week when they realized Byron Buxton was locked in for 7 more years. It goes without saying that Buck has MVP potential and after just turning 28 years old, he has a ton left in the tank.

The contract is extremely team friendly, while at the same time, offering many incentives if the Twins receive MVP Buxton like they know he is capable of. If he plays up to the incentives, everyone wins.

As stated above by Jeff Passan and Ken Rosenthal, finishing anywhere in the top 10 for MVP voting awards Buxton a multimillion dollar bonus along with a ton of money just for staying on the field and racking up plate appearances.

Part of building to be a contending team in a few years is locking down key pieces and building around them with young talent. Extending the heart and soul of the team for 7 years and trading away 3 older players in return for younger studs that will be pivotal parts in the rebuild is exactly what the Minnesota Twins did in 2021. I personally am looking forward to the growth of this team and what they can do in 2022.

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