What if the Twins had left Johan Santana in the
starting rotation back in spring training? Where would
they be now? Would it be too outrageous to suggest
they would be in first place?
On the day after Santana saved their bacon against the
division-leading White Sox, the question is an
interesting one. Certainly, his performance in Chicago
Wednesday night makes one wonder what the Twins were
thinking when they kept him out of the rotation at the
start of the year. He was clearly their most talented
pitcher heading into the season. Six months ago today,
this is what I wrote on Insider, following the
announcement that Santana would take the rotation spot
of Eric Milton:
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