As we did last offseason, Twinkie Town writers are grading player who appeared in a game for the 2020 Minnesota Twins. Last year’s grades can be found here, this year’s here. Players will be graded individually on an A-F scale based on their hitting, fielding, and whatever else the author wants to consider.
Cruz continues to rake in the middle of Minnesota's order, and the Twins appear likely to do everything they can to retain him this offseason. But the veteran also appears in pushing the boundaries of his market. La Velle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune reported Cruz is hoping for a two-year deal, and may wait to sign until MLB determines whether or not the universal DH will remain for the 2021 campaign.
In a truncated 2020 season, the Minnesota Twins and their fans entered with the hopes that Jose Berrios would continue to stride forward and become a true ace pitcher. After the season was curtailed in the Wild Card round, two conclusions were inescapable: The Twins had an ace in 2020. His name was Kenta Maeda.