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What is The Biggest Surprise to Me This Season? Click to Find Out

Hi guys, thanks for clicking on my clickbait title. It's a sign that it's working. Anyway, I'm answering the Fanpost Friday prompt of what is the biggest surprise so far this season. My biggest surprise is the short leashes the players have under the new front office. I'm going to go through and show all the transactions that have been made already.

April 23: Adalberto Mejia optioned to AAA, Justin Haley placed on 10-day DL, Kennys Vargas and Buddy Boshers recalled from AAA. After lasting just 9.1 innings in his 3 starts, the front office had seen enough and sent Mejia down.

April 24: Buddy Boshers optioned to AAA, Twins select contract of Nick Tepesch Despite a strong performance in his one game, the Twins were out of relievers and needed a fresh arm. This move wasn't so good though, because Tepesch went almost 2 weeks before getting in a game.

May 5: Kyle Gibson optioned to AAA, Danny Santana DFA'd, Ehrie Adrianza activated from 10-day DL, Twins select contract of Drew Rucinski The new front office ran out of patience for Gibson and Santana. Gibson had an 8.20 ERA through 6 starts and Santana was hitting .200 coming of a season where he hit .240. These demotions were unfortunately well deserved.

May 7: Michael Tonkin DFA'd, Justin Haley activated from 10-day DL Michael Tonkin had a 6.55 ERA and a 2.18 WHIP over a month into the season. Perfect time to bring back our beloved Rule 5 pick

May 8: Danny Santana traded to the Atlanta Braves for Kevin Chapman The front office got something out of Danny Santana, some bullpen depth. I like it, keep trying until something sticks.

May 10: Twins claim Adam Wilk off of waivers from the New York Mets, Drew Rucinski optioned to AAA He may join the rotation, but for now he's just another stab at finding a good reliever. Rucinski was just up so he could burn through innings in a blowout, but Haley is back for that.

May 13: Jose Berrios recalled from AAA, Nick Tepesch optioned to AAA, CG19 posts clickbait With the team somehow leading the division, Berrios is finally getting his shot in the MLB after failing last year.

So there are all of our transactions. They show that the new front office will make many roster moves if things aren't going well. It is a pleasant surprise to see them move on from things that just aren't working.