Souhan: Spring facility is being upgraded; will Twins be?

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 16, 2014 - 12:03 AM

New arms are here. Phenoms are waiting. But victories are what the Twins need most.

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bassillFeb. 15, 14 7:18 PM

THEY are at least 2 hitters away,would be nice if they signed DREW. DIAMOND is not a starting pitcher hopefully he doesnt even make the team.

themarvmeyerFeb. 15, 14 7:53 PM

Buoyed by Ryan's early off-season (Nolasco, Hughes), Twins appeared to put money where their mouths have been about improving the team. Then the rest of the off-season played out with the observation that this year's version is full of question marks and re-treads again. Will be exciting to see Buxton/Sano arrive but we are a major injury or two from losing 90+ games again.

woody37Feb. 15, 14 8:23 PM

The Twins have more holes than a dozen donuts. Other than First Base (and that's if Joe can play 150 + games), every position HIGHLY questionable. It will take banner years from the 2B, SS, 3rd base positions, along with (3) highly questionable outfield spots. 74-88 at best.

larsoeriFeb. 15, 14 8:35 PM

I think 2014 is the year Gardy finally reaches 100 L.

twinsfanwy1Feb. 15, 14 8:40 PM

I agree with bassill. The Twins should try to sign Stephen Drew. They lack a quality #2 hitter. Dozier isn't the answer. He's more of a pull/power hitter like most of the current lineup. And that's scary. The Twins can't just count on homeruns and extra base hits. They have to maufacture runs and hit better with RISP. And strikeout less often. While its tough to part with a #2 draft pick, it should be tougher for the Twins to accept another 96+ loss season.

cjvirnigFeb. 15, 1410:11 PM

I'm far more concerned with the bats at this point than I am the starting rotation. Who is going to drive in runs and/or hit the ball over the fence for this team?

BallFourFeb. 15, 1411:06 PM

The last three seasons...the Twins have lost 99, 96 and 96 games. Never before has a Twins team lost 96 or more games three seasons in a row. Even the previous version of the franchise, the oft-ridiculed Washington Senators, never accomplished that. BALLFOUR: Well, that's just playing a little too cute. 101, 95, 91, 93 and 99 in five straight, 154-game seasons starting in '55 is certainly worse. The Senators also ran off three straight 154-game seasons with losses of 90, 97 and 104. Those clubs were certainly more intolerable.

pazalunaFeb. 16, 14 1:16 AM

90 losses, easily

christopherhaanFeb. 16, 14 3:50 AM


ltufvessonFeb. 16, 14 7:45 AM

Even Meyers, Sano and Buxton can't save this organization. The front office has seen no new faces or ideas for 30 years and live on past glories. Until they clean house- bring new blood into the organization and get rid of TR and Gardy this is a losing franchise who is glad to take your money at Target field and give you a nothing but window dressing.


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