Kyle Farmer calls out excuses being made for Twins historically bad start to 2024

Don’t try making excuses for the Twins in front of Kyle Farmer.
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Things are not going well for the Minnesota Twins this year, and that’s an understatement.

Offensively Minnesota is not only one of the worst teams in the league but is historically bad. As a team the Twins are hitting just .194 which is second/worst only to the embarrassment otherwise known as the Chicago White Sox.

That’s the company Minnesota’s offense is keeping. 

It’s been a collective failure, as just about everyone is struggling so badly that it’s difficult to single any one player out. Every list starts somewhere, though, and Kyle Farmer is near the top of struggling hitters letting the Twins down.

He knows it, too, and isn’t letting anyone try to make excuses for how poorly things are going. 

Kyle Farmer has fiery comments after another embarrassing Twins loss

After Sunday’s embarrassing loss to the Detroit Tigers, Farmer called out those trying to minimize the struggles by brushing off how early it is in the season. 

Farmer was pretty blunt in how much he’s not here for any of that. 

"I hate people saying it's early. I hate it," Farmer said. "Even when I talk to my parents, they're like, 'You have only 35 at-bats, relax.' I said, 'But yeah, I suck in those 35 at-bats.’ I mean, it doesn't matter if it's early or late.”

If only Farmer didn’t mince at-bats the way he refused to mince words about the early struggles.

It’s at least refreshing to hear that the Twins are just as upset about how things are going as fans are and won’t be settling for the same wishing-and-hoping strategy the front office and ownership rolled through the offseason with.

One of those offseason decisions was bringing back Farmer on a $6 million deal in arbitration. For as frugal as the Twins were, that was a massive investment and it’s hardly come close to being repaid. So far this year Farmer is hitting an unplayable .088/.262/.118 but needs to remain on the 26-man roster due to the money he’s making and the lack of healthy bodies behind him. 

Minnesota needs him to start stepping up, and his early struggles are indicative of the larger issue. Nobody has ever talked their way into hitting better, but here’s to hoping the fiery nature of his comments can be translated into some actual production at the plate. 

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