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Keep in mind, they do have one of the best farm systems in baseball, so they can either draw from it as the season progresses or trade some of it. Staying in the mix is far from out of the question.
Joe Mauer's last home run came on Aug. 17, 2014. I'm taking bets on when he'll next hit one. Also, I'm not actually taking bets.
Hopefully Torii Hunter keeps playing like he has so far, because him going out with a big year for the Twins would be pretty awesome.
No, I can't see them lasting up here, but since their 1-6 start, they've only lost two series -- to the Royals and Tigers.
Remember that awful 1-6 team? They're 8-5 since then. Not half bad.
They've lost all three Phil Hughes starts and are 5-9. One would expect the Hughes situation to correct itself, too.
Chances to stick: Very likely. It's going to be a long year, it would appear. Again, I'm not necessarily saying the Twins will be the worst team all year -- seriously, the Phillies will again be here before long -- but they will stay in this general vicinity. Something like 24-28 on a weekly basis, I'd guess. Help is on the way, though.
Overreaction: Last season for Phil Hughes was a fluke and now with the Ervin Santana suspension, they are in deep, deep trouble.
Oswaldo Arcia hit 20 homers last season in only 372 at-bats. He's still only 23 years old.
Coming soon: Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano.
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2015 Team Leaders
AVGTorii Hunter , RF.279
HRBrian Dozier , 2B9
RBITorii Hunter , RF32
OBPTrevor Plouffe , 3B.352
SLGBrian Dozier , 2B.516
RBrian Dozier , 2B41
SBDanny Santana , SS4
WRicky Nolasco , SP5
ERAKyle Gibson , SP2.61
WHIPMike Pelfrey , SP1.25
KTrevor May , SP41
SVGlen Perkins , RP19

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