The Minnesota Twins (64-86) came into the 2013 season with some relatively high hopes. They lost 96 and 99 games in the previous two seasons and were determined not to repeat that pattern. Some off-season moves were made and aspirations were higher than they have been the past two years. Here's a list of some of the things the Twins were looking forward to and how they fared.
To say the least, they were hoping for, perhaps, a .500 season.
They were hoping Mauer and Morneau would be back to old MVP-like form.
They were hoping that Aaron Hicks would be the next star center fielder to take over for Denard Span.
They were hoping that the three free agent pitchers they picked up in the off-season (Worley, Pelfrey and Correia) would make them a competitive team and solidify a respectable starting rotation.
They were hoping that Perkins would continue to dominate as a closer.
With new hitting coach and Twins alumni Tom Brunansky, they were hoping to elevate th...