In last week’s SB Nation Reacts survey fans were asked to take a deeper look at the team. They voted separately on the pitching staff, lineup and coaching staff/front office.
The pitching staff was the most contentious vote of this poll, and it wasn’t exactly close. With a reinvented rotation containing newcomers Rich Hill, Kenta Maeda, and Homer Bailey it is probably fair to wonder exactly how good this rotation is, but so far, they look great. The bullpen, one outing in Chicago aside, has started out the season nearly as hot as they finished last year. Overall, Twins fans have reasons to be pretty confident though.
With the Bomba Squad pretty much returning and bolstered by the addition of Josh Donaldson, who could doubt this offense. This might be among the most potent lineups ever assembled. A good team would have the likes of Miguel Sano batting cleanup. He’s regularly batting eighth. The Twins have scored a MLB-leading 33 runs in four games, and are only one home run off the pace of the league—while playing one less game than every team ahead of or tied with them. There is a reason literally 100% of Twins fans have confidence.
Coaching Staff & General Manager
Just as much as Twins fans have confidence in the Bomba Squad, they also believe in the men tasked with leading them. The front office team of Derek Falvey and Thad Levine have won over Twins fans, and manager Rocco Baldelli and his staff also have the full confidence of fans.
Nationally, fans were asked how they felt about the 2020 season as a whole with 69 percent of fans saying this season is still meaningful. Fans were also asked if they thought players would hit home runs at a similar pace as previous years, but only seven percent thought a single player would hit at least 40 home runs.
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