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Minnesota Twins All-Decade Team

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This is NOT a best-of list...

2019 ALDS Game 3 - New York Yankees v. Minnesota Twins Photo by Jordan Johnson/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Upon the conclusion of the 2019 season, the Minnesota Twins effectively closed the book on the “10s” decade (2010-2019). With that in mind, I’d like to take a look back on the players that personified this up-and-down decennial.

WARNING: This is NOT a best-of list. For a 10-year span that produced a 50/50 split of over/under .500 squads, sometimes the best player isn’t the one who exemplifies any given position. That is what this decade-spanning remembrance is really all about: the players I feel best personified the team during that span.

So sit back and enjoy—or maybe bemoan—the key 2010’s figures according to yours truly…

You’ll notice, of course, that names like Garver, Sano, Polanco, & Kepler are missing from this retrospective. It is my hope that they will be firmly ensconced when I do this 10 years from now. The above players, however, will be the ones that always immediately spring to mind when I think “the Twins of the 2010’s”.

What am I missing?! Let me know with a comment!