Minnesota Twins: 5 things the Twins must do to make the playoffs next season

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Several things did not go the way that the Minnesota Twins had hoped for this season. However, next season could be a success if a few things break the Twins way.

It was a bittersweet ending for the Minnesota Twins‘ 2018 MLB season. A six-game winning streak, a second-place finish, and the retirement of an all-time Twins’ great masks the disappointments of the year.

Understanding how special the Twins were when they got hot in August and September of 2017, sustained success was the hope of the Twins’ faithful fans. However, it would have required a few breaks that the Twins did not get. Will 2019 be a better year for the Twins?

Untimely injuries and a terrible losing streak doomed the Twins early. Other inconsistencies, including at the plate and on the mound played a role in why the Twins finished the year with a 78-84 record. Simply put, what went the Twins’ way in 2017 did not materialize from April until the end of September.

The mounting disappointments ultimately cost Twins’ manager Paul Molitor his job. After guiding the Twins in the clubhouse for four seasons, Molitor was fired. His ouster is a sign that the Twins expected to be playing in October.

The sky has not completely fallen on the Twins. They are no longer a team looking to undergo a rebuild. The Twins are one of the teams in the mix for a breakout 2019. Some things must happen for the Twins to return to the postseason, however. One of the things that the Twins as an organization must do is something that is historically unconventional.