Found February 09, 2013 on High Cheez:
With the Minnesota Twins season opener less than two months away, there are many question marks surrounding the team which has most people predicting a last place finish for the club.  In all reality, they've made some moves this off season to bolster the pitching staff as well as their farm system but they didn't add any power, the middle infield is questionable at best, they're without a proven center fielder, without a proven closer and they don't have a pitcher dominant enough to be called an "ace".  It's difficult to be optimistic about their chances when they continue to make the same moves that have gotten them into the cellar in the first place.  Picking up a couple back-of-the order starters in Kevin Correia and Vance Worley as well as using under-experienced position players such as Mastroianni and Dozier doesn't sound like a recipe for success to me.  If fact, it sounds like more of the status quo.    One good thing is that Justin ...

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