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Level-headed Minnesota Twins analysis from blogger Nick Nelson

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Dangerous Gambles in the Rotation on Feb 1, 2012 in rotation, liriano, baker, pavano, blackburn, nick n., marquisTeams generally enter every season with a few question marks in the rotation. The Twins, unfortunately, look like they'll head into the 2012 campaign with five. With each starter slated to occupy a spot in Minnesota's rotation, there is a fair amount...



Is Butera's Reign of Terror Over? on Jan 30, 2012 in butera, towles, prospects, herrmann, mauer, nick n.The Twins had a lot of players miss significant time last season, but no one's absence was felt more than Joe Mauer, who sat out 80 games with a variety of ailments. This isn't just because he is the team's best player. It's also because no position...



Was Ryan Too Quick on the Trigger? on Jan 27, 2012 in capps, bullpen, nick n.I've generally been pleased with the moves the Twins have made this offseason. In his return to the helm, Terry Ryan has wisely allowed some overpriced free agents to depart while signing solid producers like Josh Willingham and Ryan Doumit to bargai...



Fielder Hardly Seals Division on Jan 25, 2012 in al central, nick n.While many people had already written off the Twins as contenders in 2012 following a 99-loss season, I've been bullish on their (admittedly slim) chances, reasoning that a whole lot can change health-wise from one season to the next and that no club...



On Slowey, Twins Sold Too Low Once Again on Jan 23, 2012 in slowey, trade analysis, nick n.The Twins have often been criticized in recent years for the paltry returns they've gotten back when trading away players. We've seen Wilson Ramos, J.J. Hardy, Delmon Young and others flipped for questionable returns, only to quickly boost their valu...



Morneau and Progress on Jan 18, 2012 in injuries, morneau, nick n.About a month from today, Jamey Carroll will turn 38 years old. That will make the veteran infielder, signed by the Twins earlier this offseason to man shortstop over the next couple seasons, the same age as former Minnesota third baseman Corey Koski...