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Promising Showing In NYC and Random Thoughts

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I have long ago accepted that the Twins do not have a realistic shot of making the playoffs this year and that it may be a few years before they can legitimately contend. However, I think we as fans can be encouraged by the series split the Twins just earned in the Bronx. I think it seemed like the Twins, for once, were not intimidated by the Yankees. They jumped all over some of the Yankee pitchers and didn't implode every time something bad happened. Although they did not technically win the series, I think this can be a positive point going forward in the season. I think the Twins showed themselves that they can be competitive against the best teams in the league, which is especially important during this very difficult portion of their schedule. I am excited for the series in Tampa to see if the Twins can build on what they did in the Bronx. This lineup can certainly score some runs and the defense, while not spectacular, is certainly better than last year. The bullpen hasn't been as bad I originally thought it would be. The key is going to be getting better starting pitching. I know that is stating the obvious, but if the starters can at least go a little deeper into games and minimize some of the damage, this team could be much more respectable at the end of the season than many thought. I am also very excited to see Morneau start improving the quality of his at-bats and driving the ball with authority. That's all for now...
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  1. nokomismod's Avatar
    I agree 100%. I will enjoy the season if the defense is decent and the team starts to rebuild. It will be really interesting to see what young starting pitchers if any step up to become starters. Let's hope Liam has a good start!
  2. TwinsGuy55422's Avatar
    I am really encouraged by the poise that Hendriks shows on the mound. He seems to understand how to pitch. I see him being a solid contributor for years to come. I just don't know what else can be said about Liriano right now.
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