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Twins: 5 not-so-obvious things to watch for in April

When the Twins open the season tomorrow in Baltimore, there will be plenty of obvious storylines to follow: Morneau’s health, the revamped bullpen -- and so on. But Twins blogger Parker Hagerman has a list of five not-so-obvious things to follow. Our favorite is "Alexi Casilla's left-side leg kick."
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When the Twins open the season tomorrow in Baltimore, there will be plenty of obvious storylines to follow: Morneau’s health, the revamped bullpen -- and so on. But Twins blogger Parker Hagerman has a list of five not-so-obvious things to follow. Our favorite is "Alexi Casilla's left-side leg kick."

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