inside the numbers

Identity crisis

The Twins have failed to forge a team identity, instead showing themselves to be a team that doesn't hit for power, manufacture runs (evidenced by stolen bases and bunts) or pitch well. A look at where the Twins rank among the 15 AL teams:

Offense Twins AL rank

Home runs 82 14th

Stolen bases 29 14th

Sacrifice hits 14 11th

Pitching Twins AL rank

ERA 4.51 14th

Strikeouts 526 15th

Opponent BA .283 15th