Josh Willingham

Minnesota Twins 2014 Preview

Twins' faithful anxious for young stars to arrive
After bolstering their rotation, the Twins are closer to competing again in the American League Central but recognize that their true return to prominence won’t come until top-shelf prospects such as Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano and Alex Meyer begin to arrive.

During their first 50 seasons in Minnesota, the Twins had a total of two seasons with 95-plus losses: 1982 and ’99. After averaging 97 losses the past three seasons, fans were demanding change, but it didn’t come in the form of a managerial firing.

Baseball's Players of the Week: Kemp, Willingham

A look at the NL's and AL's standouts
<p> A look at the NL's and AL's standouts&nbsp;</p>

Each week Athlon Sports looks back at the previous week's best baseball players in the American and National leagues, and recaps the most outstanding pitching performances. Here are last week's—April 9-15—standouts.

National League Player of the Week