With just two games left in the 2012 season, the near-.400 Minnesota Twins need to start thinking about their 2013 campaign.
Once laying claim to the AL's top-ranked defense, reliable pitching and timely hitting helped the Twins win six American League Central Division Championships from 2002 to 2010.
The 2012 Twins season tried and failed to regain this winning formula.
At the end of the 2012 season, the Twins find themselves in largely the same position that they did at the end of 2011. Here are some reasons why the the Minnesota Twins have a long climb from the cellar in 2013.