Ask yourself since 2000 have the Twins been one of baseballs better or more succesful organizations in the league?
If your initial thought was no
If you answered yes
It is my opinion that you are largely correct
Record since 2000:
2000 69-93 (led by Tom Kelly)
2001 85-77 (Tom Kelly's last year as Manager)
2002 94 -67
2003 90 -72
2004 92 -70 -only hit .266 as a team that year (relied heavily on pitching)
2006 96-66 (probably our single best year this decade)
2008 88-75* lost in tiebreaker to Chi Sox
2009 87-76* won in tiebreaker over Detroit Tigers
86.3 Wins a year to 75.7 Losses
that is pretty darn good.
Also we have produced some of the games finest players , while boasting a strong to excellent farm system throughout the last ten years.
Torii Hunter Brad Radke
Christian Guzman Eddie Guardado
David Arias (aka Big Pappi David Ortiz)
^^^^ all of those names are players NOT currently on the 25 man roster.
and those are just some examples I'm sure there are more albeit not many more.