As Minnesota Twins’ Season Ends, GM Bill Smith’s Is Just Beginning

Jeremiah Graves@cheapseatchronAnalyst IOctober 12, 2009

As Minnesota Twins’ Season Ends, GM Bill Smith’s Is Just Beginning

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    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 07:  General Manager Bill Smith of the Minnesota Twins speaks to the media before Game One of the ALDS against the New York Yankees during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 7, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Akinori Iwamura—2B/3B

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    TOKYO - MARCH 05:  Infielder Akinori Iwamura #8 of Japan waits for a pitch during the World Baseball Classic Tokyo Round match between Japan and China at Tokyo Dome on March 5, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

Chad Tracy—1B/3B/OF

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    PHOENIX - APRIL 12:  Infielder Chad Tracy #18 of the Arizona Diamondbacks in action during the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on April 10, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Dodgers 9-4.  (Photo by Christian Peter

Adrian Beltre—3B

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    SEATTLE - AUGUST 12:  Adrian Beltre #29 of the Seattle Mariners bats during the game against the Chicago White Sox on August 12, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Freddy Sanchez—2B/3B

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    SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 02:  Freddy Sanchez #21 of the San Francisco Giants throws to first against the Philadelphia Phillies during a Major League Baseball game at AT&T Park on August 2, 2009 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Im

Placido Polanco—2B

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    ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 26:  Placido Polanco #14 of the Detroit Tigers squares to bunt against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on August 26, 2009 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Tigers 4-2.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Image