When the first pitch of the Minnesota Twins' 2013 season is thrown at Target Field on April 1, there will be plenty of questions that need to be answered between now and the end of September.
The stage for the 2013 season was set by several moves by the front office that saw several new coaches join the staff and a pair of fan favorites leave the team.
Despite some initial grumblings (mostly in the case of the Ben Revere and Denard Span trades), the moves have given optimism to the long-term state of the team. Six Twins prospects are ranked in Baseball America's Top 100 list.
But that leaves the short-term state of the team cloudy.
Several players on Monday's Opening Day roster won't stick around. Others will show general manager Terry Ryan that they are vital pieces to the team that can help complement the incoming prospects.
With the Twins expected to be at the bottom of the American League Central, the success on the field will not be a true indicator of how intriguing this team can be going forward.
Here is a look at what will shape the Twins in 2013 and in the future.