The Twins might have finally found the solution in their quest for starting pitching. The starters who have been most successful recently are guys named Diamond, Deduno, De Vries and Duensing. Add just one more starter whose last name begins with “D,” and a new rise to the top could possibly follow. After all, baseball is the only major sport in which the “de-fense” has the ball, and since the pitchers control the ball, this new solution has a certain ring to it.
It's settled, then. The Twins just need to find one more pitcher in the offseason whose last name starts with D, and the rotation is set. Per this list of available free agents for 2013, the choices (barring a trade or the now D-less Rochester squad):
Jorge De La Rosa
Your move, Terry Ryan.