Is there an effective way the Twins could avoid that same outcome this year?
Injuries are not the concern. Injuries happen every year (every month) to every team.
Injuries will not bring a team down. Just look at the Yankees last year. Just look at the Twins last year.
Poor play is what brings a team down.
Allowing players to play like Logan Morrison and allowing that poor play to play every day is what brings a team down.
When it comes to the rotation... Allowing Bailey or Chacin to pitch like Martin Perez pitched last year while keeping their rotation spot is what will kill the team. Bad play kills the team... not injuries.
The Twins have starting depth... if they use it. Let the depth compete for starts. Let the best man win. It's that simple.