Sep 1, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer (7) hits a two run triple during the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Twins won 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
4. Minnesota Twins
After finishing yet another year with 90 losses, it’s in 2015 that the Twins break the spell. Thanks to some key offseason moves, as well as an organizational shift as a whole, the Twins look poised to take the next step in their rebuilding process.
During the offseason, the Twins lost very little of substance. Despite parting with some fringe players that provided minor league depth, Minnesota just got better. Key additions like Ervin Santana, and Torii Hunter should help elevate the Twins. A bounce back year for Ricky Nolasco, and the resurgence of a player like J.R. Graham could be just what the Twins need to compete in the competitive AL Central.
With some of the most exciting prospects set to make their debut in 2015, Minnesota has plenty to be excited about. Expect a record right around .500, with an outside chance to challenge late for a wild card berth.