The biggest news for Twins fans this morning isn't the fact that the club lost again last night to Toronto. The biggest news is -- Cliff Lee is probably going to be traded to the Yankees as soon as tonight and the Twins lost out on an addition that could have meant a playoff run. Now...it looks like the Twins are in trouble and even with Lee, it might not have been enough to get them over the hump.
Two things are needed right now. A real ace of the pitching staff. And a real power hitter from the right side of the plate who can also play 3rd base and put some fear into opposing pitchers. Joe Mauer isn't hitting .300, Michael Cuddyer has the same hitting numbers as Nick Punto, and JJ Hardy can't seem to stay in the lineup. This team is in trouble.
The only suggestions we have -- go get Roy Oswalt or even Wandy Rodriguez from the Astros if you can. And then add a hitter. Miguel Tejada and Ty Wigginton are both available. That would help the lineup.
Just do something to show us you are alive Bill Smith. Please.