Since the Twins moved to Target Field in 2010, they have posted a mediocre 116-124 record at home. With back-to-back 90-plus loss seasons from 2011 to 2012, the Twins have 63-96 (.396) at home. In contrast, in the Twins' past 15 seasons at the Dome, they had an impressive 641-544 (.541) record. The Twins experienced strong success in the 2000s; however, they spent much of the 1990s with losing teams. Despite eight consecutive years of losing records in the 90s, the Twins managed to play near .500 ball at home.
When the Twins played at the Metrodome, they used the stadium's kinks and quirks to their advantage. Their once-magical home-field advantage of the Metrodome is nowhere to be found at Target Field. What if they still played in the Dome? Could their season have gone differently? Realistically, the Twins' 2012 campaign would not have changed much. However, specific Twins players would definitely have had a better season, truly benefiting from playing at the Dome.
This article discusses which Twins are betters fits at the Metrodome than at Target Field.