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#21 D.C Twins

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 05:31 PM

Such a wide range..... Though the FO deserves the TD aggregate grade of 'A'.....much still comes down to the 'pre-existing conditions' before the off season:

 

Berrios:More specifically his command of the strike zone....Good hitters were able to watch many of his wipe out pitches spill out of the zone last year and ultimately either run up the pitch count or punish mistakes. 2018 command = potential ACE; No command + associated loss of confidence = as much a bust potential

 

Buxton: Consistency with the bat; If so = superstar, if not = serviceable defensive specialist

 

Kepler: evolution to dangerous 3 hitter (yep, that is still his ceiling) vs. stagnant platoon player.

 

Personally my confidence is Buxton>Kepler>Berrios.I really am still concerned about Berrios.

 

After this verbal diarrhea:85-77 again with another frustrating loss in the wild card game due to the lack of a true ACE. BUT....I do see 2019 as our true breakout year! 


#22 Twins33

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 09:32 PM

I'll say 91. Usually the Twins do well when I predict a bad outcome and suck when I predict a good outcome. Hopefully this breaks that pattern.

#23 FormerMinnasotan

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 05:19 PM

I think we will win 89 games and get a wild card spot for the 2nd year in a row.

#24 ashburyjohn

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:34 AM

I keep going back and forth on this. I'll go with 90 wins, but with low confidence in this team's floor quite yet. The organization is still in flux, and the acquisitions we're so happy about come mostly with risks and question marks attached. The upside is to my mind 100 wins and World Series aspirations, a breath-taking proposition we haven't had in years, but we could also suffer through a sub-.500 season yet before reaching the promised land. Strap in, it could be a wild ride with a rough landing aboard this rocket ship with deep space potential.

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