After a charmed season in which they seemed to be able to beat every team in the American League except the Yankees, the Twins now enter the offseason filled with hope and a hunger for more success. Here are 12reasons why Twins fans should be optimistic for the future. á 1. Joe Mauer I don't really think I need to explain why he comes in first on this list. Short of Albert Pujols, Mauer could be the most important player for his respective team in baseball. Mauer is entering the final year of his contract, and Twins management is clamoring to lock him down for a multi-year deal. Look for the Mauer contract negotiations to be a hot button issue for the Twins this offseason. á 2. Justin Morneau's back Many people forget that the Twins were able to pull off their remarkable comeback in Sept ...
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