Twins go all in
The instinct after a season like this might be to take a sledgehammer to the roster, to rebuild and reshape and remodel. But what Twins general manager Bill Smith must do, out of necessity, is wait.
He must wait for Justin Morneau's concussion symptoms to go away, if that's what the future holds for the slugger. And wait for Joe Mauer to rebuild his body, to train himself to the point where he can be one of the best everyday catchers in the majors again.
"They're both 100 percent committed to coming to camp in great shape," Smith said on the phone the other day. "If we're going to do anything, we need both of those guys to be back in the middle of the lineup."
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