5 Thoughts: Twins add big-time prospect, promising young pitchers in bulk
The good news and bad news of having a bad team with promising young talent.
There was bad news for the Twins this month and there was good news. Which do you want first?
OK, you’ve pretty much been living the bad news, so I’ll breeze through it. The Twins have been the most disappointing team in the Majors this year – yes, Yankees fans, you’re not so precious – and depending on your level of pessimism, dear reader, you might carry that all the way to its extreme to say that the White Sox have permanently taken over the AL Central and the Twins missed their competitive window with a whimper 2019 postseason performance and a forgettable year of pandemic ball. Time to start over.
But since you’re not, do the best you can without robbing your 2022 a chance of competing. That’s the good news. The Twins kept Byron Buxton. They hung onto Taylor Rogers. The White Sox traded Nick Madrigal in a win-now move. The Twins drafted Cha…