The Twins now say that Eric Milton will be out for 4-6 months with his knee injury.
I, at first, wrote that Milton's injury was a blessing in disguise for the Twins since Johan Santana would be assured a spot in the rotation. That was when Milton would just miss the the baseball-scimpy month of April. Losing Milton for potentially the entire season is a big blow to the Twins and the hopes to repeat as the AL Central champs.
That said, the Twins are lucky to have Santana and Kyle Lohse to fill out the rotation. Santana may blossom give an entire year in the rotation. But no team wants to head into the season without its probable number-two pitcher. It's a long season and anything can happen, but an injury like this limits a team right out of the gate.
[By the way, the title is a bastardization of the last line from the theme song to Milton the Monster, a long-forgotten cartoon from my youth.]