Originally Posted by voodoochile
Two thoughts... First, they've pretty much brought their entire system up in the last 5 years and second, it's amazing how hard it is to draft good talent when you are winning the division 4 times in 6 years and just missing a 5th time and thus drafting bottom 7 slots on a consistent basis.
I've always thought the Twins have been best at developing
players, not necessarily finding the best talent. They can get the best out of fringe players, which is what they do year in and year out. That's how they always stay respectable...they always have that annoying ****er in AAA who comes up and doesn't try to do too much (i.e., hit the ball straight into the turf and run your ass off). They develop good, sound ballplayers, but the talent isn't great (most of the time).
Seems like a lot of people here like to believe the Twins just have unbelievable draft after unbelievable draft, and their farm is just crawling with talent.