I don't think Hunter will be missed as much as everyone thinks. Scouts say Gomez is a pretty good CF. He has speed and a strong arm. If he can just hit about .275 and use his speed on the bases this could be the best offense the Twins have had in a very long time. I think Young will come close to Hunters offensive output of last year. If Mauer can stay healthy he should be a .330 15-20HR and 90+RBI kind of guy. Then if Cuddyer and Morneau just do their thing along with Kubel playing how he ended the year the Twins could have a top 5 offense. Then again this all looks good on paper.
Yeah Hunter is one of the better defensive center fielders in the league in my opinion but age is starting to take its toll I think. I think the signing of Delmon Young fills the hole in the order left by Hunter. What they really need is run scorers in the top of the order because they have guys to drive them in in M & M, Cuddy, Young, Kubel, ect.