Is Carl Pavano Worth Bringing Back?

Posted: 11th November 2009 by Andrew Kneeland in MLB
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Following the acquisition of JJ Hardy, there are two major needs on this Minnesota team. First, and in my opinion the most important, a No. 2 hitter is needed to bat behind Denard Span. With his new-found power, the Twins desperately need to find a way to get runners on base for Joe Mauer; batting third this past season, Mauer was 103rd in the league in total number of runners on base when he was at the plate. His 19.15 RBI percentageùninth in the league of those with at least 250 chancesùdemands that he be given more opportunities. A player like Placido Polanco, Mark DeRosa, orá even Orlando Hudson would greatly improve the offensive output of the team. A secondary need of the Twins, though, is a solid starting pitcher. Currently, three rotation spots are occupied: Scott Baker, Kevin ...

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