03-31-2012, 06:55 PM #41
Mauer, Morneau, and Liriano all rebound nicely.
Hughes forces his way into the lineup every day.
Capps stomach explodes after attempting a Minneapolis buffet marathon. Perkins replaces him and becomes the new closer and never lets go of the job.
04-02-2012, 09:24 AM #42
04-02-2012, 09:25 AM #43
04-02-2012, 02:54 PM #44
Liriano will get Cy Young votes.
The defense gives up 55 or fewer unearned runs.
The Twins will score more runs than they allow.
They will be in position to buy at the trade deadline, but Ryan won't be willing to dip into his surplus of OF in order to bring in the stud SP they need.
04-02-2012, 06:48 PM #45
casilla will emerge as a legit middle infielder and hit .309
maer will miss over %50 of games this year
revere will be traded at the trade deadline
liriano will be traded as well
04-02-2012, 08:52 PM #46
I'll hit on a few off the wall predictions.
Carroll will hit .275
Perkins will have an era over 4.00
Blackburn will win 15 games
04-02-2012, 09:23 PM #47
someone breaks into target field and plants some spruce trees under the batter's eye to reverse the curse.
04-02-2012, 10:30 PM #48
- Mauer posts a .900 OPS
- Liriano has a career ending arm injury
- Valencia is batting cleanup by the end of the year
- The bullpen puts up a combined 2.50 ERA
- Marquis wins 12 games
- I'll get around to putting up an avatar by the All Star break
04-02-2012, 10:49 PM #49
-Twins surprise the doubters and are in contention throughout the season
-5 games out in July trade for Grienke and lock him up to a 4 year $72 million deal before the end of the season. I'd think a package of Hicks, Wimmers and a PTBNL would entice the Brewers should they fall out of contention.
-Twins win the 1st wc, but Gardy burns through Grienke and Liriano to secure home field advantage in the one game playoff and Liam Hendricks gets drilled by the Rays and the Twins exit the playoffs.
-Gardy wins MOY
04-04-2012, 03:53 PM #50
-Twins will win 14 games in April
-Morneau will bat over .300
-Swarzak will end up in rotation in May and stick there till the season is done.
-Twins will end up over .500 in regular season series agains't the Yankees, Red Sox and Blue Jays.
-Gardenhire will not finish the season as Twins Manager.
-Parmalee will hit .240 but have over 20 hr's. and close to .500 slugging ave.
-Twins will have 5 players hit 20 hr's or more this season.
-Perkins will end up on the disabled list and miss half of the season.
-Slama will finally stick with the team coming up in June.
04-04-2012, 04:15 PM #51
Capps will struggle right away causing Perk to be made closer. Morneau, Plouffe and Hughes all hit 20 at least HRs. Mauer's average stays up over .300 all year. Willingham is a bust. Jamey Carroll goes down with an injury and Brian Dozier is made starting SS. Twins finish 2nd in the Division but don't get a WC spot.
04-04-2012, 04:34 PM #52
Thanks to the new MLB rule change that further emasculates the importance of the division races AND the top wild card spot, the Twins will now be competitive in the only regular season race that has a win or go home significance. - 5th best.
04-04-2012, 05:15 PM #53
Perkins replaces Capps as the closer in May. Morneau, Mauer, and Liriano have very good years. Willingham delivers. Valencia has good year. Overall relief pitching terrible. Casilla has good year. Every other starter except Scott Baker is lousy. Team goes 76-86.
04-04-2012, 06:59 PM #54
The Twins will make exactly zero trades before the trade deadline.
04-04-2012, 07:19 PM #55
well, this is for bold predictions, soooo......
Twins win the World Series.
04-04-2012, 08:50 PM #56
Mauer hits .350.
Waldrop gets healthy and ends the season at the RH setup man.