This is the first in a four-part series reviewing the Minnesota Twins 2012 season and looking ahead to 2013.
Monday: Starting pitchers
Tuesday: Relief pitchers
Thursday: Infielders and catchers
ON THE ROSTER (alphabetical order): Samuel Deduno (6-5, 4.44 ERA), Cole De Vries (5-5, 4.11 ERA), Scott Diamond (12-9, 3.54 ERA), Liam Hendriks (1-8, 5.59 ERA), Carl Pavano (2-5, 6.00 ERA), Esmerling Vasquez (0-2, 5.68 ERA), P.J. Walters (2-5, 5.69 ERA)
LOOKING BACK: The Twins entered spring training with an anticipated starting rotation of Scott Baker, Francisco Liriano, Nick Blackburn, Jason Marquis and Pavano. By the end of the year, none of those five were in the rotation. In fact, two of the five were no longer on the team.
The Twins signed Marquis in the offseason with the hope that he could add a veteran presence to Minnesota's rotation. Instead, his Twins career lasted just seven starts. After a disappointing start in which he went 2-4 with an 8.47 ERA, ...