Predicting the 2013 Starting Rotation for the Minnesota Twins

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Predicting the 2013 Starting Rotation for the Minnesota Twins
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Let's face it.  The original 2012 starting rotation was the worst in recent Minnesota Twins history. Twins starting pitching was 4-17 (.190 win. pct.), 6.75 ERA, lasting only three innings per outing in the first month of baseball.

Since then, Twins pitchers starters have gone 26-37 (.410 win. pct.), 5.16 ERA, lasting 5.2 innings per outing.

The Twins have managed to improve their starting pitching winning percentage by .220 and lowered their ERA by 1.59 runs without signing any notable starting pitchers.  This was accomplished through cutting ties with ineffective pitching and calling up prospects.

Minnesota's current situation: Two of Minnesota's original starting pitchers have been shipped elsewhere, one has shut down due to injury and one has been sent down to Triple-A, forcing a host of prospects and relievers to fill in.  

How will impact next year's starting rotation?

This article examines logical, realistic and most likely selections for Minnesota's 2013 starting rotation.

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