I don't want this team to lose 100 games , or even 90 games for that matter Brock. But are you telling me it isn't possible? The pitching is better but by no means a certainty.
I'm not sure we are fully embracing how much better the pitching could be in 2014. The Twins got 72 starts from these five individuals last year: Kyle Gibson (10 starts), P.J. Walters (8 starts), Liam Hendriks (8 starts), Vance Worley (10 starts), Pedro Hernandez (12 starts), and Scott Diamond (24 starts). Those guys combined for an ERA just above 6.
I'm not sure how good Ricky Nolasco will be in the AL and I'm not sure that all of Phil Hughes' struggles will be fixed due to a ballpark change, but I am 100% certain that those guys can give the Twins 50-60 starts that are significantly better than the five guys in the previous paragraph. If Gibson improves (a reasonable bet based on his talent and age), then those 72 horrible starts I listed above could become league-average starts or better. If that happens, the rotation should be just fine.
You could argue that Kevin Correia pitched above his head last year and I would probably agree with you. However, I'd also argue that Mike Pelfrey was generally better in the past than he was last year, so maybe those two will swap roles in 2014 and their combined performance will even out.
I'm clearly an optimist when it comes to this team, but I also don't think that I've written anything that is crazy or delusional. There's a realistic chance that this team wins 75 games in 2014.