Since their renaissance in 2001, the Minnesota Twins have relied heavily on their minor league system.
2001 was the year the Twins went from AL Central doormat to perennial contenders.
Twins fans have had their differences with management in that span, but the result has been six division championships since 2001 and a revival of fan interest that helped build their new ballpark Target Field.
At the major league level, the Twins have fallen on hard times since their glory days of the 2000s.
The struggles have been well-documented since the franchise's last division championship in 2010 after the reckless Bill Smith era.
However, Terry Ryan is beginning to rebuild the bare farm system he inherited a system that can spawn another run of competitive teams over the next decade.