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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith View Post
    The Twins will win the Central with a 81-81 record after trading the even number top 20 prospects to Phil. for Hamels and the odd top 20 prospects to the Brewers. for Greinke. They roll to the world series and win it all when Blackburn pitches a perfect game in game 7 beating the Wash Natl. Ryan said after the series that trading away the top 20 prospects in the system for a series win was the right thing to do, he was retiring for good this time and Bill Smith would be taking his place again, Smith was not available for comment he was in Japan scouting light hitting infielders.

    I like this better than reading "Span" as in a new uniform after the deadline.

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    1. Yuck. The Chicago White Sox will win the AL Central at 86-76.
    2. The Twins will finish 80-82.
    3. New uniforms for Capps, Pavano, Burton, and Casilla. Danny Valencia will be traded as well.
    4. The Cincinnati Reds with defeat the New York Yankees to win the World Series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    Not quite there, but close enough. I'd be curious in everyone's answers to these:


    2. The Minnesota Twins will finish in last place in the division with a record of 61-101. *
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    It will be a long sad rest of the summer if the Twins go 27-56 the rest of the way.

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    1. The White Sox will win the AL Central with a record of 85-77.

    2. The Minnesota Twins will finish in 5th place in the division with a record of 70-92.

    3. Current Twins who will be wearing new uniforms after the trade deadline include: Span, Liriano, Capps (assuming he comes back from injury).

    4. The Rangers will defeat the Dodgers to win the 2012 World Series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lecroy24fan View Post
    1. The Minnesota Twins will win the AL Central with a record of 83-79.

    2. The Minnesota Twins will finish in 1st place in the division with a record of 83-79. *

    3. Current Twins who will be wearing new uniforms after the trade deadline include: Jeff Gray, Chris Parmelee, Liam Hendriks, Nick Blackburn

    4. The Washington Nationals will defeat the New York Yankees to win the 2012 World Series.

    *If you already answered this in question 1, I don’t know what to tell you. Good luck in rehab, I guess.

    5. one_eyedjack will pay for my rehab.
    ---Ha! If you're right, and I hope you are, I may drink enough in celebration that I'll need to check into rehab myself!

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    Interesting answers.

    Lots of picks for the Whities, but I'm having trouble seeing it. It seems like every year there's a team that surprises everyone with a strong first half, then fades after the all-star break. This Whities team feels like one of those. Their second half schedule is tougher, and I question whether guys like Rios and AJ will maintain their production levels.

    We shall see. Frankly, nothing would surprise me in this division of misfits.

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    I posted these as a series of tweets today but thought I'd copy them here as it seems relevant to this thread:

    - Doing research for content in an upcoming #Twins scorecard. Did you know they've had a .600+ W% post-break 5 times in 10 years under Gardy?

    - Number of times Gardy has had a team finish the 1st half over .600: zero. For whatever reason, his (good) clubs ALWAYS surge in 2nd half.

    - The cumulative second-half W% of playoff teams under Gardenhire is .623 (compared to .433 for non-playoff teams). #Twins

    - Now hear me out on this... Say the #Twins went 3-3 to finish out road trip, then played .623 ball in the second half. They'd finish 85-77.

    - Do they have the pitching to do it? Probably not. But 85 wins sure could be enough in this division...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Nelson View Post
    For whatever reason, his (good) clubs ALWAYS surge in 2nd half.
    If only we could think of a possible cause...

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    1. Chicago White Sox, with a 85-77 record.
    2. Twins finish 5th, at 73-89, after a July tease followed by an August swoon.
    3. This is a tough one: the only one I'm confident about is Capps. Possibly also Liriano or Pavano (if he's healthy), but not both.
    4. In a rematch of last year, Texas will beat St. Louis, who will cap a late run by peaking at just the right time.

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    Well other than Detroit, mine didn't hold up. Major choke jobs by Texas and Cincy.

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