Found September 16, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
Entering the 2013 season, the biggest question mark for the Minnesota Twins was starting pitching. One offseason later, that may once again be the main area of concern for general manager Terry Ryan and his staff. Ryan signed a pair of free agent veterans last winter in Kevin Correia and Mike Pelfrey, and also traded away outfielder Ben Revere in exchange for two more pitchers. One, Vance Worley, was in the rotation to start the year but spent the majority of the season at Triple-A Rochester. The other, Trevor May, could be in the mix in the near future but was confined to Double-A New Britain during the year. Statistically, the Twins had one of the worst starting rotations in all of baseball in 2012. The starters' 5.40 ERA was second-highest in the majors; only Colorado (5.81) was worse. While Minnesota's rotation has a better ERA in 2013 (5.09 through 148 games), it's still the worst ERA in baseball for any starting rotation. It's understandable if the Twins were a...
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