The Minnesota Twins Actually Do Have a Pulse

Minnesota Twins Designated Hitter Jim Thome

Minnesota sports fans only had the Twins on the horizon this spring. The Vikings had a horrible NFL draft again; the Timberwolves are on the verge of contraction, and the Wild missed the playoffs. The Twins rewarded this total attention with a start that had them buried twenty games under .500.

Fans were shocked when they opened the Star Tribune or the Pioneer Press in the morning to find that their team was miserably in last place while the Indians and Royals were on the other end of the AL Central. Now, the public can breathe a sigh of relief with the recent play of the club.

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Minnesota Twins Already Facing a Breaking Point

Joe Mauer

Around opening day I predicted that the Twins would win the American League Central Division because they were healthy and ready to continue their fundamentally solid play backed by quality pitching. It appears that I have some egg on my face at this juncture. However, they have proven over the last decade to be viable foes for all comers in the Midwest region. There are some ways that the ship can be righted to change their future levels of success.

I have called for and will continue to emphasize the need to trade Joe Nathan or Matt Capps.

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