In fact, the Twins should probably be viewed as a favorite within the division -- but that doesn't make any difference to them, says right fielder
Smith points out that the team's only major roster move was replacing a Mexican left-handed reliever, the departed free agent
"I think he's going to pleasantly surprise the national audience," says Cuddyer, before slightly reconsidering. "Well, I know the national audience really doesn't watch the Twins. But I think even the casual baseball fan is going to take notice of what this guy is going to do. He just has electrifying stuff."
Mijares could become the Twins' regular eighth inning man before long.
Not only is Kevin Slowey -- a 24-year-old control artist who had a strong second half in '08 (6-5, 3.69 ERA) -- a prime sleeper candidate in fantasy baseball circles, but he's also a likeable guy with a wide range of interests, for what that's worth, including the works of the graffiti artist