Twins Could Re-focus on 2016
The Twins have lost 5 in a row and 9 of their last 11 and are now 3 games back of Toronto for the final wildcard spot in the American League. The Twins have been a great story this year but their struggles since the All Star break may remind us that this young team may have some growing up to do. The Twins have been almost unwatchable the last 4 years. The team has been better to watch because of the young emerging talent and this young emerging talent was winning. The winning has come to an end and the rebuilding may be the focus in the remaining month and a half of the season.
The Twins dropping to 3 games out in the Wildcard chase isn't disappointing to me but could be to most Twins fans. The young group of Twins players hasn't had the seasoning needed to make a run after the Royals or even the resurgent Blue Jays. The Twins have a bright future despite the recent struggles. Miguel Sano looks like a player, Eddie Rosario belongs in the Major Leagues, Brian Dozier keeps getting better, Aaron Hicks has improved and the Twins have some young pitchers to get excited about.
I'll still be interested in watching the Twins in August and September to see the emerging talent and the players that could be called up that could be part of the future. The players I'd like to see include Jose Berrios, Max Kepler, Jorge Polanco, Byron Buxton, and Alex Meyer. The growing pains for 2015 should lead to more success in 2016.