Sep 3, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ervin Santana (30) pitches in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
2: Pitching Turnaround: The Twins have already made their rotation better through the signing of Ervin Santana. While we addressed our ideas of what the starting rotation may look like, it could very well stand to reason that the biggest upgrade to the Twins pitching isn’t a pitcher at all. Neil Allen was hired as the Twins pitching coach this offseason, and the replacement to Rick Anderson. Recent history has left the Twins amongst the worst in the major leagues when it comes to pitching. A fresh perspective from someone that is highly regarded and seen as a very strong pitching coach should provide the turnaround that fans are hoping for.