I don’t know how long it has been that the Minnesota Twins have had what is clearly one of the best organizations in all of Major League Baseball. However long it has been it seems to have been just about that long that it hasn’t really mattered. Strong prospects are built into major leagues. Major Leaguers play for the Twins and grow into superstars then move on to a high money team somewhere else. Will the Twins of Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton be different though?
There is speculation and then pure speculation is a little below it. Well, this is even farther below that level. I know that once upon a time the Minnesota Twins were a threat to win the World Series because they actually won one. That was in the early 1990’s of course and it was a different time. Players stuck with the team that got them most of their fame and fortune the majority of the time. Now that the era of free agency has grown into the monster that it is, it seems teams like the Twins are always bound to be behind the eight-ball.
Something has to change eventually though. Atlanta Braves legend Chipper Jones stayed with his team for his entire career. A lot of players have seemed to like that idea since that time and maybe something is changing now. As the Twins look to their two top prospects, the number 1 and 3 prospects in all of baseball by the way, they have to hope something can change.
In a perfect world these boys will become men with the Twins and decide to hire an agent that will only do what they want. Then they’ll decide they want to spend their best years of their career with the team that created their careers in the first place. Such a change would be a huge refreshment for everyone in baseball but it might be the only real chance the Twins have to create a steady winner for decades at a time.