I apologize for increasing the number of individual team threads here, but I feel like the Twins shouldn't be left out of the mix. Seen as underdogs in a division with names like Sabathia, Carmona, Verlander, Willis, and Buehrle, they were pretty much counted out as soon as Santana was dealt away. However, all is not lost. Following acceptable outings by veteran Livan Hernandez and Boof Bonser, phenom Francisco Liriano threw four innings of no-hit ball against the Orioles just now. I guess this means he'll be ready for the starting rotation, eh?
The loss of Santana and Hunter is going to hurt the team, but it will be interesting to see if the new younger staff will be able to take the club somewhere (Also worth following is how Bill Smith is going to control damage when it comes. Trade away Morneau and Mauer, perhaps?)