Minnesota Twins: Top 3 Reasons Why They Should Say Goodbye to Nick Blackburn

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Minnesota Twins: Top 3 Reasons Why They Should Say Goodbye to Nick Blackburn
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It is no secret that Nick Blackburn and the Minnesota Twins are in the middle of another tough season. If something could go wrong in the course of a game, it has. The most glaring issue for the Twins is their pitching—their starting pitching, to be more precise.

Blackburn has been with the team since 2007 and has become somewhat of a fixture in the starting rotation. But as is true of any fixture, be it an athlete or a light fixture, when it breaks down it needs to be removed.

The 2012 campaign for Blackburn has been anything but solid. To date, the starter has posted a 2-4 record with a 7.75 ERA in eight starts. This, coupled with a stay on the disabled list and a seeming lack of ability to make adjustments, has more than a few Twins fans ready to push Blackburn out the door—and for more than one reason.

Here are the top three:

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