The day after the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series since 1908, the Minnesota Twins announced a move that they hope will put them back on a path to victory.

The Twins announced today that Thad Levine has been named the club’s Senior Vice President, General Manager.

According to the Twins, Levine has spent the last 11 seasons as the Assistant General Manager for the Texas Rangers after being appointed to that role in October of 2005.  He spent the previous six seasons in the Colorado Rockies organization, working as Senior Director of Baseball Operations in 2005, Director of Baseball Administration from 2002-04 and Assistant Director of Baseball Administration from 1999-2002. His career in baseball began with the Los Angeles Dodgers in business development in 1999.

The Twins will continue to rebuild their front office prior to the first pitch in 2017, and then they'll have to rebuild a team that recently finished the worst season in Minnesota Twins history.  It won't be a short journey, but hopefully these are positive first steps.