The Minnesota Twins have presented new manager Paul Molitor with quite a challenge after his first week of the regular season.
Kansas City has picked up right where it left off. Behind some torrid hitting and an impenetrable bullpen, the Royals are the only unbeaten team left in the majors.
Shane Greene and the Detroit Tigers set the modern AL record for the longest shutout streak to start a season,
Fans were not pleased.
Anibal Sanchez helped Detroit blank Minnesota for the second straight game, Jose Iglesias had four hits and Alex Avila scored four runs as the Tigers routed the Twins 11-0 Wednesday.
Torii Hunter’s first game back with the Minnesota Twins ended with the outfielder yelling at plate umpire Joe West.
“There is no weakness of Cabrera” Hunter laughed.
The Detroit Tigers will start the season Monday with one major change and a lot of question marks.
Long before any of that major league money starts landing in their bank accounts, most players are in a similar predicament as everyone else in the regular workforce.
The Twins have two of the top prospects in baseball in their farm system in Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano, but they’ll probably start the season in the Minors. Until they reach MLB, the club can still be excited by the arrival of Vargas, who right at the start of 2015 should bring a pure power presence the Twins were really lacking for much of last season.