The Twins just played their 16th game this season. With 162 scheduled, that's about 10%. There's the old adage that says "you'll win 50 games and lose 50 games; it's what you do with the rest of them that counts." (I tried to find the original quote, but Google didn't help much.)
Let's see what the Twins have done with their first ten percent of the season, shall we? If we take ten percent of the 50/50/rest adage, let's see what happens if we remove five wins and losses. The Twins record is currently 5-11, so our subtraction makes them 0-6. They aren't doing very well with their other games.
It is still early in the season, but this isn't a very good trend.
For the more traditional, they're five games back from the division-leading Tigers, with a four-game span after the third-place Indians. It is a tight race at the top, with the Indians only a game behind the Tigers, and the White Sox splitting that difference. At least the Twins aren't in last place; they're a game-and-a-half ahead of the Royals. Hopefully this isn't a swing through the bottom of the division for a while, like the Twins struggled with in the '90's.