Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 4/11/12
I know that the baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint. But already in the early stages of the season there is cause for concern if you are a Minnesota Twins fan, like me. Coming off a 99-loss season in 2011, Twins management did almost nothing to improve an offense that was near the bottom in runs scored or a bullpen that was absolutely God-awful. They added Jason Marquis to the starting rotation when pitchers like Mark Buehrle and C.J. Wilson were on the market. But we (fans and management) thought we would be OK. Having contended for the division title every year since 2002, we became arrogant, as every pro Minnesota sports team does when it experiences a bit of success. Here’s my opinion. The Twins have always prided themselves on bringing up talent through the ranks of professional baseball. In other words, they were able to develop players. Players like Torii Hunter, Johan Santana, Justin Morneau, and Joe Mauer have been among the best at their respective positions at on...
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