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Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Minnesota Twins

The Twins struggled in 2011 and there's little help from the farm coming soon

Originally Published: September 15, 2011
By Baseball Prospectus, Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski | ESPN Insider
Joe MauerJed Jacobsohn/Getty ImagesJoe Mauer and the Twins have had a down year, but at least his projection for 2012 shows promise.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade -- whether in September (or before), the League Division Series, League Championship Series or World Series. It combines a broad overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview.

Today we say farewell to the Minnesota Twins, who endured one of their worst seasons in recent memory. Major injuries to major players made Minnesota's margin for error miniscule. It's time to give the Twins two kisses goodbye.