Barring late developments, the Twins’ opening day roster is set. The 12-man pitching staff should be decent, with upgrades among the starters and holdovers in the bullpen.

The 13 position players? Well, as we’ve discussed at length, this is where the real problems begin. And now that the team has pretty much decided on the 13 it will keep, apathy is reaching record levels.

This is the most pessimism we have detected over a recent Twins team, which is hard when you lose 95 games three years in a row. There will still be nice crowds on warm nights. But there will be many long, gray days at Target Field as well.

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