2015 Twins: 5 Reasons The AL Should Be On The Lookout

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Sep 26, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ervin Santana (30) pitches during the first inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

2. Pitching As An Asset

When was the last time you could look at the Minnesota Twins starting rotation on opening day and suggest that they had strong pieces in each starting spot. This years rotation has no Kevin Correia, Cole De Vries, or anyone of the like. No matter who rounds out the 5th spot, considering the likes of Tommy Milone, Trevor May, and Alex Meyer are competing for it should tell you more than enough.

The bullpen has been retooled to a certain extent, and new faces have been brought in to help supplement the talent that was already there. Tim Stauffer should be a welcomed addition, and if J.R. Graham works out, the Twins might have hit a home run. Mike Pelfrey could provide the Twins some value, and Stephen Pryor could even force himself into consideration.

Pair the talent on the roster with the addition of a fresh face in the coaching department, and Neil Allen should have plenty to work with. For everything Rick Anderson did for the Twins, he too like Gardenhire, was no longer generating a response. Allen should be able to craft the arms on this team into something Minnesota can be proud of.