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#1 one_eyed_jack

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:01 PM

Not quite there, but close enough. I'd be curious in everyone's answers to these:

1. The ________________will win the AL Central with a record of ______.

2. The Minnesota Twins will finish in __ place in the division with a record of _____. *

3. Current Twins who will be wearing new uniforms after the trade deadline include:

4. The _______________ will defeat the _________ 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.

#2 one_eyed_jack

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:03 PM

Here's mine: 1. The Detroit Tigers will win the AL Central with a record of 85-77 2. The Minnesota Twins will finish in 4th place in the division with a record of 75-87 3. Current Twins who will be wearing new uniforms after the trade deadline include: Matt Capps and Jamey Carroll 4. The Texas Rangers will defeat the Cincinnati Reds to win the 2012 World Series.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:19 PM

Here are mine.

1. The White Sox will win the AL Central with a record of 90-60.

2. The Minnesota Twins will finish in 5th place in the division with a record of 66-96. *

3. Current Twins who will be wearing new uniforms after the trade deadline include: Span, and Capps if he gets healthy.

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


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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:25 PM

1. The Tigers will win the AL Central with a record of 87-75 2. The Minnesota Twins will finish in 4th place in the division with a record of 73-89 3. Current Twins who will be wearing new uniforms after the trade deadline include: Denard Span, Francisco Liriano 4. The Los Angeles Angels will defeat the Washington Nationals to win the 2012 World Series.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:39 PM

1. The Chisux will win the AL Central with a record of 86-76.

2. The Minnesota Twins will finish in 4th place in the division with a record of 78-84.

3. Current Twins who will be wearing new uniforms after the trade deadline include: Capps or none.

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

5. We re-sign Liriano for 18mil/3 years

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#6 glunn

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:48 PM


5. We re-sign Liriano for 18mil/3 years


I like your #5.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:16 PM

Not quite there, but close enough. I'd be curious in everyone's answers to these:

1. The Detroit Tigers will win the AL Central with a record of 86-76.

2. The Minnesota Twins will finish in 3rd place in the division with a record of 78-84. *

3. Current Twins who will be wearing new uniforms after the trade deadline include: Matt Capps.

4. The Texas Rangers will defeat the San Francisco Giants to win the 2012 World Series.

#8 Nick Nelson

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:20 PM

1. The White Sox will win the AL Central with a record of 90-60.

They're just going to be declared the winners after 150 games?

Actually, that'd make a lot of sense.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:27 PM

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.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:38 PM

1. Indians 84 78 2. Twins 5th 70 92 3. Span and Capps 4. D-backs beat the Angels in 7

#11 Top Gun

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:41 PM

1. The _Mn Twins_______________will win the AL Central with a record of _82- 80_____. 2. The Minnesota Twins will finish in _1st_ place in the division with a record of 82 -80_____. * 3. Current Twins who will be wearing new uniforms after the trade deadline include:Pavano & Blackburn. 4. The ___Twins____________ will defeat the Pirates _________ to win the 2012 World Series.

#12 Crotalo

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:52 PM

1. The White Sox will win the AL Central with a record of 86-76. 2. The Minnesota Twins will finish in 4th place in the division with a record of 76-86. * 3. Current Twins who will be wearing new uniforms after the trade deadline include: Matt Capps & Francisco Liriano 4. The New York Yankees will defeat the San Francisco Giants to win the 2012 World Series.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:20 AM

1. The White Sox will win the AL Central with a record of 87-75. 2. The Minnesota Twins will finish in 4th place in the division with a record of 77-85 . 3. Current Twins who will be wearing new uniforms after the trade deadline include: Denard Span, Francisco Liriano 4. The Texas Rangers will defeat the San Francisco Giants to win the 2012 World Series.

#14 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:21 AM

They're just going to be declared the winners after 150 games?

Actually, that'd make a lot of sense.


Ahahahahahahahahahahahahah

#15 stringer bell

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:42 AM

1) White Sox (gag) 84-79--game 163 playoff win. 2) Twin 4th with 72 wins 3) New uniforms for Span, Liriano and Capps 4) Texas wins the WS in seven games because Joe Mauer singled in the ninth inning of the All-Star game giving the AL home field. Pittsburgh's cinderella story ends up one game short.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:50 AM

1. White Sox will win division at 84-78 2. Twins will finish tied for 4th with KC at 73-89 3. Liriano, Span, Capps, Casilla will all be in new unis 4. Yankees over Nationals in 5

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:54 AM

1. The White Sox will win the AL Central with a record of 82-80. 2. The Minnesota Twins will finish in 5th place in the division with a record of 73-89. * 3. Current Twins who will be wearing new uniforms after the trade deadline include: sadly, no one. 4. The Angels will defeat the Braves to win the 2012 World Series.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:53 AM

1. The Chicago White Sox will win the AL Central with a record of 88-74. 2. The Minnesota Twins will finish in 5th place in the division with a record of 68-94. 3. Current Twins who will be wearing new uniforms after the trade deadline include: Matt Capps, Carl Pavano (August trade), Francisco Liriano, Nick Blackburn (it will be a RedWings jersey) 4. The Texas Rangers will defeat the Atlanta Braves to win the 2012 World Series.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:10 AM

Not quite there, but close enough. I'd be curious in everyone's answers to these:

1. The _Cleveland Indians _will win the AL Central with a record of _80-82__.

2. The Minnesota Twins will finish in last place in the division with a record of 61-101. *

3. Current Twins who will be wearing new uniforms after the trade deadline include: Liriano, Span, Capps, Pavano, Morneau, Blackburn (the last one will be wearing a Rochester Uniform)

4. The Pittsburgh Pirates will defeat the Baltimore Orioles to win the 2012 World Series.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:44 AM

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.

#21 Shane Wahl

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:58 AM

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.

#22 Shane Wahl

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:07 AM

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.

#23 SwainZag

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:25 AM

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.

#24 gunnarthor

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:34 AM

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.

#25 one_eyed_jack

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:43 PM

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.


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#26 one_eyed_jack

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:50 PM

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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Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:07 PM

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...

#28 Kobs

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:32 PM

For whatever reason, his (good) clubs ALWAYS surge in 2nd half.


If only we could think of a possible cause...

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:39 PM

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.

#30 one_eyed_jack

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:06 AM

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