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10 Minnesota Twins to Watch That May Be Gone by 2012
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Closer Joe Nathan and back-up catcher Drew Butera could be gone in 2012.

The Minnesota Twins are done. Don't expect any miraculous comebacks in 2011. Currently around 11 games behind the division-leading Detroit Tigers, the Twins just don't appear to have what it takes to make up that many games with only 40 games left to play.

There are plenty of reasons for the Twins collapse. Almost every starter in the field, with the exception of third baseman Danny Valencia, has spent some time on the disabled list.

The pitching has been inconsistent from the front of the rotation to the end of the bullpen.

Perhaps, it's a curse of Ron Gardenhire finally earning Manager of the Year in 2011 or a sophomore slump for Target Field.

The Minnesota Twins find themselves at a crossroad.

Is this merely a patch of bad luck with so many injuries derailing the season, or is this the beginning of a rebuilding project?

Either way there is a very good chance that the Minnesota lineup that Gardenhire has been putting on the field will be very different come next season. 

Here are 10 Twins that have a very good chance of playing their last 40 games, if they last that long, in Minnesota.

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