The past two seasons for the Minnesota Twins have been dreadful. The team looks like they will finish toward the bottom of the American League Central for the second consecutive year, while the future of the team still need quite a bit of tweaking between now and next April.
But the Twins seem to be on the right track. Although general manager Terry Ryan won't break the bank trying to make this team immediate contenders, there are pieces in place that could mean the Twins are in for an improvement next summer.
Barring a dramatic turnaround, the Twins aren't going to be competing for the AL Central championship in 2013, but they could still make things interesting by not finishing fourth or fifth.
Here are some reasons why the Twins are going to make a climb up the AL Central standings in 2013.