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ARLINGTON, TX – APRIL 25: Ervin Santana #54 of the Minnesota Twins throws against the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 25, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) The Moment: It seemed like the Twins were never going to capitalize on Andrew Cashner’s inability to get anywhere close to the strike zone. He worked 4 innings and walked 6 batters, but had a knack for getting out of the tough spots, somehow.
CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 08: Byron Buxton #25 of the Minnesota Twins is unable to catch a ball hit for a n RBI triple by Avisail Garcia #26 of the Chicago White Sox (front) during the second inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 8, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images) It’s been no secret. Byron Buxton has not been good at the plate so far this season
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If you demote Buxton, how do you replace what you lose?
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – APRIL 05: Hector Santiago #53 of the Minnesota Twins reacts to hitting Alex Gordon #4 of the Kansas City Royals with a pitch during the first inning of the game on April 5, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Royals 9-1.
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Twins 9, Royals 1 – The Twins are fun again
It’s not a secret: the Twins have been very bad for about 5 years now, and in that time, the pitching has been very bad. While there has been a lot of attention paid to the fact that the team doesn’t have any elite, top end starters, the thing that sets them from mediocre to bad is their stunning lack of depth. The remarkably poor rotation has created an undue strain on the bullpen, rendering that unit useless as well. When the Twins were without Johan Santana, they were successful behind inning eaters like Brad Radke, Carlos Silva, Carl Pavano and many others, because the bullpen remained crisp and effective.
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The path to success is through the rotation
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – AUGUST 25: Miguel Sano #22 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates at the plate with teammate Byron Buxton #25 following his three-run home run during the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 25, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St.