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Minnesota teams and veteran athletes attract each other like a pack of 13 year-old girls and Justin Bieber.
First, it was Brett Favre (we all know this story), and then it was Jim Thome.
Jim bombed a team high 23 homers (Morneau was out for most of the season with a concussion) in his first year wearing a Twins uniform.
Brett Favre's 2nd season in Minnesota didn't go too well, but I have a hunch that Thome's will go quite swimmingly (just because I'm in high school and a sports fan doesn't mean I can't have a wide vocabulary.)
Biggie Smalls made a song called "Mo Money Mo Problems". In the Twins case, that is false.
The Twins decided to spend a lot of money last year, getting names such as the previously-mentioned Thome, Orlando Hudson, Brian Fuentes and traded for Matt Capps. These players performed well, although Hudson and Fuentes are gone.
The bullpen will be better this year. In my opinion, the Twins should have kept Jesse Crain out of sympathy. He blew many games and was a meatball pitcher.
Good thing he's still in the division, but on another team (plus now we can retire Bert's number 28).
Joe Nathan is returning from Tommy John surgery and Matt Capps becomes the setup guy. Can you say, "no blown games in the late innings?"
The Twins are good enough to make it to the World Series, unless they face those Damn Yankees.