A Tim Bouvine blog, on the mighty Twins:
"Everyone knows the 2012 Minnesota Twins will need a return to form by their one time fixtures of the franchise Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau that displayed more futility than the franchise in 2011 as the Twins stumbled to a 99 loss season.
What might be known in the next year or two is that the club will need to move both of these once untouchable stars if the team wants to contend for the ultimate prize of a World Series ring rather than a possible Central Division title that has worn out its welcome in Minnesota in the last decade.
The dilemma lies in the reduction in production from both Mauer and Morneau and their hefty contracts that defies the results displayed on the stats sheet the past two seasons.
It appears as if die-hard Twins fans will be reduced to pure enjoyment of the game of baseball this season as the club looks to be average at best, but praying for repeat performances by the M & M boys of past MVP lore or anything close to that production will hopefully put these two in demand again from baseball executive types." Read more.