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Poll: How many wins will the Twins have in 2013? (your votes will be public!) (93 member(s) have cast votes)

How many wins will the Twins have in 2013? (your votes will be public!)

  1. Less than 60 (2 votes [2.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.15%

  2. 60-69 (20 votes [21.51%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 21.51%

  3. 70-79 (59 votes [63.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 63.44%

  4. Voted 80-89 (10 votes [10.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.75%

  5. 90+ (2 votes [2.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.15%

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#1 glunn

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:31 AM

Assuming no major acquisitions, how many wins do you think that the Twins will have this season?

Note that all votes will be public, so we can see in October who was correct.

Edited by glunn, 08 February 2013 - 01:34 AM.


#2 Brandon

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:33 AM

I am going with 72-76 wins this season.

#3 Gernzy

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:34 AM

I think we have a chance at finishing close to .500 We'll see how the rotation does. That will be the biggest factor as we all know.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:26 AM

Probably should have broken that up into more choices. Given the current roster, I think the 70-79 win option is the obvious choice (though they'll probably be on the low side of that). It will require another complete implosion of the rotation (or a complete failure for the team to stay healthy... again) to not surpass last year's 66 win total, despite what some of the whiners -- I mean -- those of the "negative persuasion" on this forum seem to believe so staunchly.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:27 AM

This time of year I always have high hopes.

#6 gunnarthor

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:34 AM

I think it'll be a tale of two halves. I think over the first half or so we'll be surprisingly competitive. Something like 38-41 and 6 GB sitting in third place. But then Ryan will trade Willingham, Morneau and maybe even Perkins and the second half will be pretty bad. 32-51 and we'll finish 70-92 and have the 4th worst record again. On the positive side, we end the season with an OF of Benson/Hicks/Arcia and all three look promising for 2014. (And our minor leaguers continue to develop).

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:39 AM

I am thinking about 72. We should be competitive against most teams, will struggle against like the Tampa Bay and others with very good pitching staffs.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:34 AM

I am thinking low 70's. I'm hoping to be shocked an we end up in the .500 range, but who knows.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:34 AM

I have a hard time thinking of a number greater than 70. Mauer and Morneau were both pretty healthy last year and Willingham had a career year, even Doumit had a career year, plus the career month the Plouffe had. I would love for Mauer, Morneau, and Plouffe to stay healthy and hit their potential. I would love to Willingham to match his year last year. Will Hicks be able to contribute? Will Dozier bounce back? Will Parmalee hit when he is in the lineup everyday? Will Drew Butera hit over .185? That is a lot of questions on the offense and I didn't even get into the lack of quality starting pitching.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:37 AM

I'm thinking 72-74 wins. Pitching should be better can't get much worse.

#11 PseudoSABR

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:39 AM

77 wins. This is what optimism looks like.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:47 AM

Low 70's , IMO, unless we have some freakish over achieving from a bunch of guys.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:55 AM

If we follow the pattern of the last two seasons, we go from 63 to 66 to 69.

I don't think they get to 70 wins, for a few reasons - rotation is still lacking depth. Diamond is due for regression. Pelfrey is a big question mark. I expect Tommy John surgery for somebody important. Potential trades of Morneau and Willingham.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:09 PM

Pretty much the same as last year. Everybody else is improving too!--especially within the division. I would expect the opponents to pitch-around Willingham more than last year in game situations and that Morneau will see every LHP the opponents have by the 6th inning.

#15 mike wants wins

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:14 PM

72 wins is my current prediction. I think 75 is reasonable for people to predict, above that seems more like hope than math to me.

#16 ashburyjohn

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:23 PM

I'm putting my over-under at 74 wins.

#17 scottz

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:44 PM

I'm putting my over-under at 74 wins.


i went with 70-79, but i'd take the under on that all day long.

#18 ashburyjohn

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:55 PM

i went with 70-79, but i'd take the under on that all day long.


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#19 SpiritofVodkaDave

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:01 PM

92-70. I want him to ravage me sexually.

#20 Riverbrian

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:03 PM

Ron Gardenhire needs 68 wins to reach 1,000 for his career. If he doesn't reach 68 this year. He won't be around to make it in 2014.

Gardy will make it this year... Plus 10... 78 is my guess.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:36 PM

I voted 70-79,but I have a feeling that if they get off to a good start, that they will be there at the end, because there will be some trades. The poll said as constructed.

#22 glunn

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:55 PM

I set this up so that people's votes would be displayed, but somehow that feature does not seem to be working. Thanks to all who voted and posted, and I hope that the high numbers are rewarded.

#23 Thrylos

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:00 PM

76 to 86.
(but really, I'd love to see the SPs in ST and who made the cut in the OF and IF before I can have a solid guess :) )
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#24 Seth Stohs

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:15 PM

I said on a radio show earlier this week that 75 wins would be a good goal. In my mind ,that would be a pretty solid showing for this team. I'd expect 68-72.

#25 mike wants wins

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:16 PM

As always, Seth and I are in total agreement.................

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:25 PM

I voted 70-79 because it is in the middle of 50 and 100

#27 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:29 PM

I choose to be optimistic - 77.

#28 mikecgrimes

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

If Gibson Mauer and the CF sport produce more then expected we should be competitive and at this point of the year I can't worry about anything else. 80-89 possible World Series champions.

#29 powrwrap

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

I think they make it to 80, probably on the last day of the season.
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#30 Danchat

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:56 PM

Call me pessimistic, but with most teams getting better this offseason, the Twins have gone backwards. I'm glad we're building for 2015. But I think we will bomb big again a 3rd year in a row. 58 wins. Yes, that's 58-104. We are getting too optimistic, exactly like we did last year.