Bold Twins Predictions for 2012
Jim Bowden recently posted an article at ESPN with his bold predictions for 2012. Among them was that he thought the Twins would trade Justin Morneau. I quite frankly do not see any scenerio in which that would happen (if he is healthy and performing, they need him to compete and could not get equal value in return. If he is hurt, nobody would touch him). But it does create an interesting discussion topic. Here are my bold predictions for the year:
- Scott Baker will make less than 10 starts for the Twins, but they will pick up his option for 2013.
- Matt Capps will save less than 10 games for the Twins.
- Joe Mauer will catch over 135 games and bat .330.
- In spite of an inconsistent rotation and subpar defense, this team will win at least 81 games.
Let's hear what you all think.