What can be said about a 99-lose season? Not much in fact. Last year was so embarrassing that long time Twins radio announcer John Gordon retired. We also lost Michael Cuddyer, Jason Kubel, and Joe Nathan who all three bolted for a fresh start in Denver, Arizona and Texas respectively. It was not all that bad this off season, the Twins did sign Ryan Doumit, Jamey Carroll, and Josh Willingham, and replaced Bill Smith with Terry Ryan as General Manager.