Thats the magic number until pitchers and catchers report for spring training.


What are the hopes for the Twins? 


My hope is they will give great prospects Byron Buxton and Alex Meyer a try. Why not? 


One good reason why not: Look what happened to Aaron Hicks last year. After a great spring training, they handed the kid center field and he dropped it. He wasn't ready, and one hopes he isn't ruined for good.


Baseball is alchemy. You never know when a group of players is going to put it together and make a run. But you have to have talent to start with. The Twins have been thin on that score for three years. Now, their healthy minor league system seems ready to promote some real athletes to the big leagues. 


When a crop of young talent comes along, things get exciting. There is always a chance for a flash of glory amidst the missed cutoff men, stupid base running mistakes, lack of control and discipline so often exhibited by young players. 


But my favorite players (think Carlos Gomez) have always been enthusiastic, wildly talented guys with an eccentric streak that occasionally makes you shake your head in disbelief. Why did you steal third with two out? Oh well, it was fun to watch.And now you can try to steal home. 




Thats the magic number until pitchers and catchers report for spring training.

What are the hopes for the Twins? 

My hope is they will give great prospects Byron Buxton and Alex Meyer a try. Why not? 

One good reason why not: Look what happened to Aaron Hicks last year. After a great spring training, they handed the kid center field and he dropped it. He wasn't ready, and one hopes he isn't ruined for good.

Baseball is alchemy. You never know when a group of players is going to put it together and make a run. But you have to have talent to start with. The Twins have been thin on that score for three years. Now, their healthy minor league system seems ready to promote some real athletes to the big leagues. 

When a crop of young talent comes along, things get exciting. There is always a chance for a flash of glory amidst the missed cutoff men, stupid base running mistakes, lack of control and discipline so often exhibited by young players. 

But my favorite players (think Carlos Gomez) have always been enthusiastic, wildly talented guys with an eccentric streak that occasionally makes you shake your head in disbelief. Why did you steal third with two out? Oh well, it was fun to watch.And now you can try to steal home.