This is like trying to win at poker when you don't get to have any aces or face cards. No matter how much you shuffle it, the deck is stacked against you.
It comes down to performance on the field. Span, Mauer and Morneau have got to start performing at their potential. I don't expect them to stay cold all season, but so far the top three guys have not been finding many baseballs with their bats. In fact, the whole lineup has been making the other team's pitchers look like nothing but aces. Hey, poker again!
Amen Elmo, I mean Jimbo, Nobody was complaining that Gardy didn't have the team ready to play in March, in fact they looked pretty damn good to me. It's about execution, the manager can't bat and can't field, he's put in three different lineups with the same results. THE PLAYERS HAVE TO GET IT DONE.
For years, the Twins were a money ball team that had a very good track record. Payroll fluctuated in the $50-60M range, yet the team made the playoffs in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, and 2010. That...