Found February 20, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Joe Mauer
TEAMS: Minnesota Twins
Joe Mauer The Minnesota Twins finished 2012 with the worst record, 66-96, in the American League. They ranked 28th in baseball with a team ERA of 4.77 and their staff finished dead last in all of baseball with 943 strikeouts. Things weren’t that much better offensively where the Twinkies eked out a meager 131 home runs which ranked them 27th in baseball. Josh Willingham did have a good season with 35 home runs and 110 RBI. Gone from that team are 3 of the Twins best players; Francisco Liriano, Denard Span and Ben Revere. Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau are both back and both are healthy. That’s good news for the 2013 Twins. The bad news is they have no chance of competing for the AL Central crown. Minnesota simply doesn’t have the horses to finish in even 3rd place. This is definitely a time of rebuilding for the Twins. They have one of the top farm systems in baseball and some of their elite prospects will begin to trickle onto the roster this season. They key will be not to rush them...
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