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Updated: February 17th, 2014 8:37am
Wetmore: 20 questions the Twins will answer for us this season

Wetmore: 20 questions the Twins will answer for us this season

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by Derek Wetmore
1500ESPN.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- We think the Twins will be better in 2014 than they were in 2011-13.

It can't be much worse, right?

Before we know how much better, here are 20 questions the Twins will have to answer on the field. 

1.       How will Joe Mauer be defensively at first base?

2.       Will Mauer's offense improve with lesser fielding demand?

3.       Will Mauer play 150 games or more, helping offset the defensive value he brought at catcher?

4.       Who will be the starting catcher on opening day?

5.       What does Josmil Pinto's future hold?

6.       Can he catch well enough to get his bat in the lineup?

7.       Was Brian Dozier's second half for real?

8.       Can Aaron Hicks improve on his crummy rookie year?

9.       Will Hicks have to give up switch hitting at any point?

10.   With offseason additions, how much will the rotation improve?

11.   Can the lineup score enough?

12.   Is it feasible to still be in the race at the All-Star break?

13.    When will Miguel Sano be in the Majors?

14.   When will Byron Buxton be in the Majors?

15.   Can Alex Meyer or Kyle Gibson have an impact this season?

16.   Who will be in the rotation on opening day?

17.   How will Paul Molitor's addition to the coaching staff impact the Twins?

18.   Which player will Molitor affect the most?

19.   Will we ever again see coniferous trees in centerfield?

20.   With a strong season from the bullpen a year ago, isn't it time they got a bullpen car?

If you think you've got the answers, feel free to respond in the comments. Make sure to include the number of question you're talking about, or, heck, try to answer all of them.

If you have any pressing questions, please feel free to bring them up here as well.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
Email Derek | @DerekWetmore
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