Found May 11, 2012 on The Platoon Advantage:
The Twins are 8-23, the worst record in baseball by a large margin, and there’s no doubt that this is a terrible baseball team for the second year in a row.  It’s incredibly disheartening.  Here are all the things that have gone wrong over the last 18 months, in roughly chronological order: 1) Twins trade JJ Hardy and Brendan Harris for two minor league relievers. 2) Twins win the rights to and sign Tsuyoshi Nishioka from Japan for a total of $18 million.  Nishioka hits .226/.278/.249 in 68 games. 3) Twins sign Matt Capps for one year, $7 million. 4) Francisco Liriano shows up to Spring Training out of shape, and is urged by the Twins to “pitch to contact”. 5) Bungled treatment of a wart in the offseason requires foot surgery and keeps Michael Cuddyer out of Spring Training for almost a full month.  He starts the season 3 for 28 (.107/.194/.107) through 9 games. 6) Kevin Slowey and Twins clash over role and injuries.  Is publicly mocked by members of the Twins administration a...
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