The team’s 13-victory improvement over 2014 and the first winning season since 2010 provides some hope that better days are ahead.
Not on his own, anyway. A lot went into the Twins’ malaise, and it will take more than hiring a savvy Hall of Famer as manager to fix it.
Everyone involved with the team concedes the on-field product stinks. The question is what they plan to do about it.
With few captivating off-season moves — and gimmicks — the Twins find their smallest home-opening crowd despite glorious spring weather.
The interactions between him and General Manager Terry Ryan suggest Gardenhire will be back. But nothing would surprise me.
Replacing replacement-level players is a step in the right direction.
It took 13 batting-practice throws for Joel Zumaya to show why he was available to the Twins for a non-guaranteed, incentive-laden deal.