By DAVID DORSEY
Special to FOXSportsNorth.com
FORT MYERS, Fla. The Minnesota Twins will begin the regular season with perhaps all of their goals but one accomplished.
A group of mostly young players has been built around the trio of franchise cornerstones catcher Joe Mauer, first baseman Justin Morneau and left fielder Josh Wilingham.
The pitching, however, continues to remain a big question mark.
Opening Day starter Vance Worley finished spring training strong, but he also finished with a 5.73 ERA. Fellow projected starters Mike Pelfrey (5.52 ERA, coming off Tommy John surgery), Kevin Correia (6.30 ERA) and Liam Hendriks (4.15 ERA) fared worse or not much better. Scott Diamond, the team's most consistent pitcher last season, will start the regular season late, having not pitched in Grapefruit League action while recovering from offseason surgery to remove bone chips in his elbow.
On offense, however, the Twins have reason to be pleased.
Aaron Hicks seized hold of the startin...