For starters, some contenders need help
From a corner bat to a starting pitcher to a reliever, Keith Law points out the teams most in need of an upgrade.
1. Minnesota Twins
2. Los Angeles Dodgers
3. Houston Astros
It's well-documented that the Twins haven't had a batter hit 30 home runs in a season since Kent Hrbek, at a time when a good chunk of my readership was in diapers. That streak should end this year with Justin Morneau already at 26 -- although Minnesota probably should have an armed guard following him everywhere for the next few weeks -- but the Twins are still second-to-last in the league in homers, ahead of only the Royals. With Torii Hunter on the shelf, the Twins are getting no offense at all from left field or center field, and Jason Kubel has struggled a bit as the team's DH. Even a moderate power bat would be worth two extra wins to the Twins down the stretch; a Carlos Lee would be worth three or four.
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