As much as I want to believe that this team is an OBP-demon away from the post-season, there isn't really all that much this team can do. Jake Peavy, Alex Rios, Scott Linebrink and Mark Teahen are all getting raises (though not much individually) and are virtually immovable, Edwin Jackson is nearly doubling his previous season's salary, and Kenny Williams has traded the organization into a corner where they have no solid prospects ready to take the reigns from the likes of Konerko and AJ.
You almost have to re-sign Konerko and AJ at this point, if not for them being better options than anything the farm system has produced, then for the fact that meatballs will be lighting themselves on fire in the streets should they not be brought back. This means that any available budget money will surely be used up to retain them, and we will get to see more of what has become a South Side tradition: shitty veteran players brought in and given PT comparable to a mid-level starter a la Freddy Garcia, Omar Vizquel (yeah, I know he had a good season, but you're a fool if you expect him to in any way replicate those numbers outside of actually having a batting average and OBP) and Mark Kotsay. Perhaps not them, specifically, but they will be equally as shitty yet receive at least as much PT.
So really, what we're looking at here is the same thing we were looking at in the Spring: probably a pretty crappy offense with a starting 5 that have the potential to be very very good, but are nevertheless overrated (I fell victim to this as well in March, but never again). Maybe they'll be good, but it's unreasonable to expect greatness (90+ wins and a division title); Maybe the Twins will tank without solid starters, who knows. In the end, with Peavy's return a question mark (both with regards to him being able to pitch and him returning to some form of being a good pitcher), Edwin Jackson's arrival (yeah, he was really good with the Sox, but remember: he's been really bad a lot longer than he's been really good) and the spot the organization is in financially (as well as the fucking embarrassing "hey, you've been shitty for awhile, so maybe with US you'll be good!" approach Kenny and JR absolutely love), we'll probably be looking at another mid-80's-win team that will have to rely on the Twins sucking (they probably won't) to make the playoffs.