This is the story by Joe Christensen:
IF Liriano had pitched like we know he can ...
IF Baker had not been hurt and pitched like the Baker we know ...
IF Pavano had not been hurt and was the innings eater he was in 2010 ...
IF Blackburn had recovered his touch ...
IF Slowey had been the pitcher we thought he was ...
We would win the pennant this year and maybe even last year,
Instead we have 5 minor league starting pitchers and only one came up though the Twins organization. (not counting
With the emergence of Chris Parmelee as a Major League quality hitter, someone recently commented that the Twins could easily fit 7 players into 6 positions. So I tested the theory.
If nobody is traded, the Twins have 7 players to use in 6 positions.
Mauer C, 1b, DH
Doumit C, LF RF DH
Morneau 1b, DH
Revere LF, CF, RF
Parmelee LF, RF DH