Hot seat: Joe Mauer. Will his knee hold up after two big setbacks last year?
Best case: A fourth straight division crown arrives on the wings of change. ... Michael Cuddyer and Jason Bartlett make Twins fans forget Corey Koskie and Cristian Guzman, at least in terms of offensive production. ... Johan Santana and Brad Radke make their new contracts look like steals for the front office.