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As a No. 1 overall draft pick who carried the hopes of his hometown and bore the pressure of a $184 million contract, Joe Mauer continues to deliver.
The Twins manager is mostly mum about his time as one of the game's all-time greats.
He did offer the traditional "I thought it was a dose of B-12'' angle that is popular when ballplayers are caught, but as long as there is no indignation over being treated unfairly, he will be fine.
Bobby Wilson figues to start the year third on the depth chart. He played in the big leagues in eight of the nine seasons from 2008 to 2016. He played a total of 75 games with three clubs in 2016.
Willians Astudillo became an internet sensation.
The signing of Lance Lynn and the arrival of Kirk Cousins provide comparisons for the franchises that arrived at Met Stadium in 1961, when Minnesota became a major league market.
What's obvious is that Derek Falvey and the Twins' front office has been aggressive throughout the off-season in seeking upgrades for the roster.
Major leaguers Jim and Gaylord Perry were making big plays on the field while out-of-this-world activity was literally going on above them.
Tampa Bay appears set to try using a four-man rotation as long as possible this season.
In his sixth season, Ryan Pressly is still the guy trying to convince the Twins there's a big payoff to come by sticking with his power arm.