I posed this question in a column on the SweetSpot blog at ESPN.com today. You can read it here.
Basically, the premise is that while the Twins have made their share of mistakes, they've been crippled by an endless string of really unfortunate injuries and developments, especially when it comes to their top prospects in the minors. Has any other club dealt with such a daunting series of setbacks? How much can TR, Gardy and company really be blamed when Joe Mauer suddenly transforms from elite catcher to lousy first baseman, big-$ signing Ricky Nolasco gets hit with an inexplicable elbow injury and almost EVERY top prospect has his timeline pushed back by some weird health issue (or, in Rosario's case, boneheaded mistake)?
I'm curious to hear the thoughts of the TD community on this topic.