Minnesota Twins: 5 Early Season Myths Debunked

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Minnesota Twins: 5 Early Season Myths Debunked
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Now that the Minnesota Twins are a little past the quarter mark of the 2012 season, trends have formed not only on the field, but also in the minds of Twins fans.

At 15-29 and 11 games behind division leading Cleveland, most of these trends are negative and rightfully so.

However, many of the trends that have been noted are, in fact, myths.

For most observers, myself included, the season had been an abject failure up until about two weeks ago when roster changes, most notably in the starting pitching, provided the Twins a boost into mediocrity.

I started the season by writing that the Twins could make the playoffs, followed by comparing them to the 2006 squad that started slow and then won the division.

This quickly deteriorated into wanting to fire Ron Gardenhire and blaming Jim Pohlad for being too cheap to field a competent Major League Baseball team.

Through all of these highs and lows, the truth about the 2012 Minnesota Twins has become as elusive as the Loch Ness Monster.

If the truth about the Twins is as elusive as the Loch Ness Monster, then the myths surrounding the team are as well known in Minnesota as the common loon.

I, personally, do not know the truth about this year's Twins just yet.

However, I can tell you that there are five myths about the Minnesota Twins waiting to be exposed. 

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