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Chapman to Cubs

Other Baseball Today, 07:52 AM
Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs for SS Gleybar Torres. Your thoughts?
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Why hasn't Berrios been called back up?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:51 AM
Dominating triple A. Not like our rotation is stellar, hoping he gets called up after either Santana, Gibson, or Nolasco is dealt.
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Fangraphs on the Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:47 AM
I'm just going to post here whenever they do an article on the Twins.   Today, they have one on Trevor May (noting some changes in s...
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Minor League Trade Pieces

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:46 AM
Which minor leaguers would be good trade pieces. I will start Palka Baxendale Harrison Hildenberger Eades Adam Brett Walker Stuart Turne...
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Miguel Sano 1st base or DH?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:52 AM
I am pretty sure the days of ever seeing Miguel Sano in the outfield are done. The question sadly falls on to how much of a future does h...
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Over and Under The Competition: The Tigers

Attached Image: Detroit-Tigers.jpg You’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone that doesn’t think the Detroit Tigers are the favorites to with the AL Central, including those who generate MLB futures odds. But Vegas has also tagged them with the highest over-under number in the American League: 93 games.

Vegas picked a similar number last year and the Tigers disappointed.[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK] They won the division, but they only won 88 games, and only their dominance of head-to-head matchups with the White Sox saved them from an ignomnius fate. After adding Cecil Fielder in the offseason, their offense was only slightly above average, though playing in Comerica Park might skew that a little. They bolstered their starting pitching staff by acquiring Anibal Sanchez but their bullpen remained full of question marks.

To their credit, they further improved this offseason. They retained Sanchez and replaced Delmon Young with Torii Hunter. But maybe best of all, they’ll add Victor Martinez to their lineup as he is fully recovered from the ACL surgery that cost him all of 2012.

So start with 88 wins, add a full year of Martinez, a full year of Sanchez, swapping Hunter for Young….and they pretty clearly approach that number. I’ll add in a more ethereal reason too: sometime it seems like it takes a team of superstars a year or so to remember that games won’t be just handed to them.

However, 93 is a huge number, so it’s hard to take the over – but that’s the point. If it was lower, everyone would bet it. Which way would you go?


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