Originally written October 23, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
The Twins are at a crossroads.  They just finished their second straight season of having a nine-digit payroll and 96 or more losses.  That isn't something you brag about.  It now leaves them having to make the tough choice of spending more money to try and claw their way back to respectability in a very winnable division or admitting to their deficiencies and starting a legitimate rebuilding project. Needs When you lose 96 games, you have a lot of needs.  That's just science... or something.  The biggest area of need is the rotation.  And I do mean an area because the Twins need an entirely new rotation.  The only guarnateed holdover they have is Scott Diamond.  They have some young arms that can fill in a slot or two, but if Minnesota wants to get back to respectability, they need some reliable arms, preferably of the power variety.  As for the lineup, the Twins return most of their starters, which isn't entirely a bad thing.  The only area of real need is the mi...
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