Just when we had all started thinking about what we'd like Minnesota's playoff roster to look like, the Twins went and scuffled their way to a 2-0 loss against the Royals, and slipped back behind the White Sox in the Wild Card race. The silver lining in the loss was that Matt "Heck Yeah, I'm a Top Prospect" Garza showed that he's moving in the right direction, pitching seven solid innings. The cloud was that the Twins' hitters had a collective brain fart against Mark "Heck Yeah, I'm an All-Star" Redman, who pitched a complete-game, five-hit shutout on an endless stream of well-located eephus pitches.
So while I'm a big fan of unbridled optimism, it would probably be more responsible to think about September call-ups with a mind towards making sure the Twins get to the postseason, rather than imagining what might happen when they get there. If Terry Ryan looked really hard on the waiver wire, do you think he could find some knee braces for Jason Kubel?