Manager Ron Gardenhire of the Minnesota Twins, desperate to end the curse of 2011, leads Twins fans with a new team chant in attempt to end the losing: "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
After awakening from a soul-tearing nightmare where you were the new general manager of the Orioles, you calm yourself down, take half an ambien, and go back to sleep. This time, you dream that you are the newly-appointed general manager of the Minnesota Twins.
What is your plan here? Is this team in need of a complete re-build, or did they just get hit by a bunch of bad luck in 2011? Are you going to rely on Joe Mauer behind the plate, or will you move him to another position and find another catcher? What will you do at first base if Justin Morneau can't regain his pre-injury form? Will you make an attempt to keep any of the potential free agents?
What is your draft strategy? High school? College? Mixed? Will you stick with the present organizational philosophy focused on control pitching?
How soon do you think you can return this team to full competitiveness in the AL Central? And how committed are you to Ron Gardenhire as manager? Is it time for a new approach?