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Minnesota Twins 2014 Year in Review

The Minnesota Twins finished the season 70-92, putting them in last place in the American League Central. Danny Santana lead the team with a .319 batting average, while Brian Dozier lead the team with 23 home runs. The Twins have not made the playoffs since 2010, which was also their last season above .500.


The Twins responded by firing longtime manager Ron Gardenhire, who had been with the team for 13 years, and had guided them to multiple AL Central titles. Gardenhire was 1068-1039 with the team. "The reason for this change, I think it's safe to say, the last couple years we have not won enough games," Twins general manager Terry Ryan said. "That's what it comes down to. It's nothing more, nothing less than that." "One of the things we hope to get back to here is a winning culture across our organization, and not just with the major leagues," Twins president Dave St. Peter said, later adding, "That's clearly one of the goals with this move is to jumpstart that. Not to say that Ron wasn't capable of that ... but I think we believe very strongly that we've gotten away from that in recent years."


The season was filled with many transactions, including signing, then subsequently trading Kendrys Morales. Followed by acquiring Sam Fuld off waivers from Oakland, then trading him back at the trade deadline. There were no significant injuries this year for the Twins.



Stevie Larson