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The Los Angeles Dodgers spend big money, but like the Twins they also develop stars in their own system; Tampa Bay, meanwhile, finds hidden talent elsewhere.
Wolverines players are restless, knowing more has been expected in the program's five seasons under coach Jim Harbaugh.
Budgets dictate decisions, and it's almost impossible, given the ongoing pandemic, to reliably forecast what MLB finances will look like by next spring, or how that uncertainty will affect the value of players.
After struggling through the season's final weeks, shortstop Jorge Polanco may need more ankle surgery despite missing only five of the Twins' games this season.
Newcomers Josh Donaldson, Tyler Clippard, Jake Odorizzi and Rich Hill all watched from the bench as the Twins were swept by Houston - and Sergio Romo was the losing pitcher in Game 1.
The most bizarre season in baseball history ended in the most familiar way possible for the Twins on Wednesday: A meek loss and another unceremonious sweep.
In a Twins universe where postseason catastrophe isn't an everyday occurrence, those plays are unremarkable, those innings are over, and the Twins jog off the field.
Jettisoning Donaldson from the 28-man roster meant Marwin Gonzalez would play third base against the Astros, and the Twins added the pinch-hit bat Baldelli craved by promoting 2016 first-round pick Alex Kirilloff from their taxi squad.
Playoff rosters must be turned in by 11 a.m., and manager Rocco Baldelli said the decision might not be made until a few minutes before the deadline.
Taylor Rogers could be called upon to get a crucial out in the seventh, and Trevor May could be asked to strike out a hitter in the ninth.