Found March 11, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Ask the casual fan about the Minnesota Twins, and you'll probably be amused by the responses. Everyone can probably name Joe Mauer, most can name Justin Morneau, and then...uh, well, I bet that some can come up with the name Josh Willingham. And then, nothing. How many casual fans can name even one member of the Twins pitching staff? What I'm trying to imply is that while the Twins are a three-man team to the non-hardcore fan, they've got other players who will play huge roles for them in 2013. My x-factor for the Minnesota Twins in 2013 is Ryan Doumit. Doumit is an interesting character. He signed a one-year deal with the Twins prior to last season, and played well enough to earn himself two more years. In many ways, 2012 was the best season of his career (even if his fWAR, wOBA, or wRC+ didn't indicate that). Doumit mainly served as the Twins catcher and DH, splitting the positions with Joe Mauer, but also logged time in the outfield and at first base. He...
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