The last two seasons haven’t been the greatest for the Minnesota Twins, but the addition of new players could be what they need to hit a home run in the 2013 season.
The two time World Series Champions have struggled in the last two seasons. They finished with the worst record in the American League for both seasons. However, Twins fans do have something’s to look forward to.
One of their biggest issues was pitching, but they look to fix this in the new season. During the offseason they acquired three new starting pitchers—Mike Pelfrey, Kevin Correia and Vance Worley.
The Twins had six prospects named in MLB.coms Top 100 Prospect List. Miguel Sano(12), Byron Buxton(19), Alex Meyer(40), Kyle Gibson(49), Oswaldo Arcia(93) and Aaron Hicks(98) all made the list.
Another positive Twins fans can look forward too is Justin Morneau. The four-time All-star and ’06 AL MVP hasn’t been healthy, but as of now he is said to be fully healthy. Morneau will be going into the last year of his contract. Which means he’ll be a free agent.An article on the Minnesota Twins website states that Morneau knows its possible that this can be his last season playing with the Twins. “It’s something where the future looks good with the prospects list and what we have coming and all that stuff. I want to win, obviously, and so that’s the important thing. If it looks like there’s a chance we’re going to win, I’d love to stay here. I’ve been here my whole career and this is where I hope to be in the future. It’s hard to say otherwise. But sometimes those decisions aren’t yours. So, we’ll see. We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it” said Morneau.
In the offseason the Twins gave up Denard Span and Ben Revere. They traded the two in order to acquire new pitchers. However, these trades have caused a hole in their centerfield. This could be something to keep your eye on throughout the season.
The Twins are off to Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Fla., for spring training.