September 16, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer (7) during the game against the Chicago White Sox at Target Field. The White Sox defeated the Twins 9-2. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Twins 2013 Season Preview

 

Minnesota Twins 2013 Season Preview:

 

Manager: Ron Gardenhire: (12th Season)

2012 Record: 66-96 (5th place in AL Central)

Key Additions: P Kevin Correia, P Rich Harden, P Mike Pelfrey

Key Losses: OF Ben Revere, OF Denard Span, INF Alexi Castilla

 

2013 Outlook: Just as several of the other teams we have already previewed, the starting rotation is a major concern for the Minnesota Twins in 2013. While picking up Correia helps the top end of the rotation, there is not much else to speak of. They traded away quality outfielders in Ben Revere and Denard Span for pitching prospects Trevor May and Alex Meyer, but the chances of either of them making an impact this year is minimal.

The lineup still has catcher Joe Mauer, and the Twins are hoping for a bounce back season from first baseman Justin Morneau. Outside of those two, there is no reason to fear Minnesota’s ability to score.

It is hard to conceive the Twins doing much in 2013. When you don’t have pitching or hitting to fall back on, there is not much to look forward to. Expect the Minnesota Twins to stay in the cellar of the AL Central. Cleveland and Kansas City have both taken steps to get better, while the Twins traded away what little talent they had. The Twins could be the worst team in the American League this year.

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