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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 01:24 PM

You may or may not have heard, but there is a football game on Sunday late-afternoon in Miami. It will pit the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs against the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers. As we have for several years now, we have accumulated the Super Bowl predictions of many Minnesota Twins players from the past, the present and the future, coaches, front office members, and more.As you will see below, some predicted scores. Some predicted the MVP. Some did both. I encourage you to post your Super Bowl predictions in the comments below.

Rocco Baldelli (Following seven MLB seasons (2003-10), he had a number of roles in the Rays organization including coaching. Became Twins manager late in 2018 and won the AL Manager of the Year Award in 2019.)

I have no prediction on the score, but Patrick Mahomes will be the MVP.

Randy Dobnak (RHP signed with the Twins from the independent USPBL late in 2017. In 2019, he pitched for the Miracle, Blue Wahoos, Red Wings and the Twins.)

KC 24 SF 21

Akil Baddoo (Twins Compensation Round pick in 2016 out of high school. He began 2019 with the Miracle before season-ending Tommy John surgery.

Go chiefs! 24-17

Trevor Plouffe (Twins 1st round pick in 2004. He played in 723 games over parts of seven seasons with the Twins from 2010-2016.

33-27 Chiefs

Adam Brett Walker (Twins 3rd round pick in 2012 from Jacksonville. He hit 124 homers in five minor league seasons. Spent 2019 with his hometown Milwaukee Milkmen.)

I got KC winning 28- 21. Chiefs come out hot early and hold em off for the W!

Brian Meyer (will be starting his first season in the organization as one of the hitting coaches for the Ft. Myers Mighty Mussels. He had previously coached at Butler.)

Chiefs - 35
49ers - 38

Casey Fien (RHP spent 8 seasons in the big leagues between 2009 and 2017 including 2012-2016 with the Twins. He went 17-15 with a 3.79 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 237 1/3 innings.)

KC Chiefs 31 SF 49ers 27
MVP: Tyreek Hill

Jay Rainville (One of the Twins first round pick in 2004 draft, he played through the 2009 season. He is now in law enforcement)

31-28 San Francisco
Michael McCarthy (After pitching in the Red Sox organization from 2011-16, he became a coach for the Rochester Red Wings.)

31-24 49ers. Garappolo as MVP.

Regi Grace (Twins 9th round pick in 2018. Pitched for the GCL in 2019.)

I got the Chiefs winning it

Audra Martin (Sideline Reporter for Twins games, and pre and post game host for the Twins and Wild.

I’m going Chiefs 27 Niners 21... Niners with a defensive TD, and someone with lose a shoe

Blaine Hardy (LHP spent the past six seasons with the Tigers. He signed a minor league deal with the Twins early this offseason and will compete for a spot on the Twins roster.)

49ers will win. 35-28.

Kyle Gibson (RHP spent 11 seasons in the Twins organization. Signed three-year deal with Rangers this offseason)

I will take the Chiefs at 35-24

Matt Walbeck‘(Catcher spent 11 seasons in the big leagues including 1994-1996 with the Twins)

I have a prediction but I do have a quick story. Pat Mahomes and I were teammates with the Twins when Patrick was born in ‘95. I’ll never forget how excited Pat was in the clubhouse after he returned from Texas after the birth of his son, Patrick. He was adamant, telling us that he had a boy and his boy was going to be an athlete that was going to set the world on fire some day. Was he right or what?
49ers 28-24.

Jason Kanzler (OF was the Twins 20th round pick in 2013 from the U of Buffalo. Spent 2013-2015. Now coaching in the minor leagues.

27-13 Chiefs
Mahomes throws for 300+ yards

Denny Bentley (LHP was the Twins 33rd round pick in 2018. He spent 2019 in Elizabethton and ended the season with two scoreless innings for Rochester)

I think it’ll be 28-21 San Fran

Shawn Schlecter (Enters his first year in the organization as GCL Twins hitting coach. Previously at North Iowa Area CC)

KC- 34 San Fran-13
Pat Mahomes MVP

Matt Hodson (Works in Twins media relations)

As a native of Northern California who grew up in the ‘80s as a big Niners fan (still have a Montana retro jersey!), I’m calling SF in a 27-24 thriller.

Ryan Jeffers (Twins 2nd round pick in 2018 split the 2019 season between Ft. Myers and Pensacola)

I’m going Chiefs. Andy Reed’s finally gonna get a ring

Trevor Hildenberger (Twins 22nd round pick in 2014, he pitched for the Twins in 2017-2019. He will pitch for the Red Sox in 2020.)

Niners by 3. 34-31

Todd Van Steensel (Australian spent 2011 and then 2014 through 2018 in the Twins minor leagues. He won a American Association championship with the St. Paul Saints.)

41- 27 Chiefs win
Basing that on the only knowledge I have on these two teams is that Mahomes is a stud.

Luke Bard (Twins third first-round pick in 2012, Bard has pitched for the Angels in 2018-2019.)

28-27 chiefs

Ernie de la Trinidad (OF came to Twins from Arizona in the Eduardo Escobar trade in July 2018. He split 2019 between Ft. Myers and Pensacola)

I got the chiefs winning by a touchdown. I think Mahomes running ability is going to give the niners defense some trouble

Shane Carrier (former Twins minor league OF from 2016-2018, played in the Frontier League in 2019)

I’ve got it as 28-13 Niners, Jimmy G MVP.

Chris Mazza (RHP was Twins 27th round pick in 2011, pitched in minors from 2011-15. Bounced around including independent ball. Debuted with Mets in 2019. Claimed by Red Sox for 2020)

49ers 35-28

Tyler Webb (Twins 40th round pick in 2018 from Memphis, he split 2019 between Elizabethton and Cedar Rapids)

Gonna be a good game but I got the 49ers 42-35

Taylor Rogers (Twins 11th round pick in 2012 from Kentucky, he debuted in 2016. Became one of the top closers in baseball in 2019.)

Taking the 49ers 35-27

Landon Leach (Twins 2nd round pick in 2017 from Canada, returning from injury in 2020)

I think Mahomes will come out clutch like he usually does with a Chiefs victory 33-27 victory!

Tanner Swanson (Twins minor league catching coordinator in 2018-2019. He joined the Yankees MLB coaching staff this offseason)

Chiefs 37, Niners 24
Go HAWKS!

Nat Ballenberg (joined Twins organization as coach in 2019. Will be a pitching coach at Pensacola in 2020)

Chiefs

Wesley Wright (After 8 MLB seasons as an LHP, Wright enters his third season as Twins pro scout.)

I’m going 38-31 Chiefs.

Tyler Benninghoff (Twins 11th round pick in 2016, he spent 2019 season in Elizabethton)

Chiefs 52 49ers 44

Brian Rapp (Twins 26th round pick in 2018 from Boston College, he pitched in Cedar Rapids in 2019 and was their Harmon Killebrew Award for Community Service recipient)

27-24 Niners.
The game is either going to be a close win for the 49ers like that or an absolute blowout by Mahomes.

Hunter McMahon (RHP was acquired this week from the Nationals for Ryne Harper. Was Washington’s 9th round pick in 2019 from Texas State.)

CHIEFS! 31-28.

Taylor Grzelakowski (Signed with Twins as non-drafted free agent in 2017. Played for Ft. Myers and Pensacola in 2019.)

Chiefs win 34-21!!

Logan Darnell (Twins 6th round pick in 2010 from Kentucky. He pitched in seven games for the 2014 Twins. He is currently in Puerto Rico playing for Team Venezuela in the Caribbean Series.)

Kittles-21. Kelces- 31

Gabe Snyder (1B was the Twins 21st round in 2018 out of Wright State. Hit 19 homers for Cedar Rapids in 2019.
35-31 chiefs!

Malique Ziegler (OF from Des Moines came to the Twins in April 2019 from the Giants in the Tyler Austin trade)

I predict the score will be 24-30 Chiefs!

Roy Smalley (SS played 13 MLB seasons including 1976-1982 and then 1985-1987 with the Twins. Hit .262 with 110 HR for the Twins and ended his career a World Series champion. Now is an analyst for the Twins on FSN)

I think it will be a great game—SF dominant lines vs Mahomes talent and Andy Reed schemes. KC defense concerns me a little, but in the end I think Mahomes will be the difference. KC 28-24

Dave St. Peter (Twins President)

KC 39, SF 35


Tommy Watkins (infielder was drafted by the Twins in 38th round in 1998. Spent 12 seasons as a player, including 9 games with the 2007 Twins. Coached and managed in Twins minors from 2008-2018. Became Twins OF and 1B coach in 2019.Also, cousin of Chiefs Wide Receiver Sammy Watkins)

I’m rooting for the Chiefs. 38-24

Tyler Smarslok (Joins the Twins organization as a coach of the GCL Twins)

My prediction: 31-27 49ers win.

49ers just play clean football consistently. I think the Chiefs will drive the ball down the field but won’t convert TD’s in the red zone as often. 49ers defense will make the big stops when they need to.

Bradley Hanner (Twins 21st round pick in 2019 from Patrick Henry Community College. Pitched in the GCL last season.)

I think the 49ers take it home my family is 49ers fans and I’m pulling for them 24-14 49ers

Dick Bremer (FSN play-by-play man enters his 37th season of calling Twins games on television. Has a book coming out soon that all Twins fans will definitely want.)

I'm pulling for the Chiefs but the Niners running game will keep Mahomes off the field. San Francisco 27, Kansas City 21

Benjamin Dum (side-winding RHP signed with Twins last summer out of independent ball after four seasons at Virginia Commonwealth.)

I’ve got the chiefs 27-24, I love Mahomes and I am an Eagles fan so I am rooting for Andy Reid to get a Super Bowl.

Andro Cutura (RHP was the Twins 7th round pick in 2014 from Southeastern Louisiana University. Spent 2019 in Pensacola and made one start in Rochester.)

New Orleans Saints 2021 Super Bowl Champs

Aaron Sutton (joins organization as manager of the Ft. Myers Mighty Mussels after four years as head coach at Montana State in Billings).

Tough to go against that defense the Niners got rolling but pulling for Andy Reid to get his ring. Chiefs 31 Niners 24

Cory Provus (2020 will be his ninth season as the Twins radio voice.)

Sure. 31-17 Chiefs. Mahomes MVP

Kevin Gorg (He is an analyst and sideline reporter for hockey and baseball on Fox Sports North.)

I'm going San Fran 27, KC 24
Kittle will be a difference maker in the red zone and Jimmy G plays mistake-free football.

Matt Wallner (He was Mr. Minnesota Baseball in 2016, and a Twins draft pick, from Forest Lake. He went to Southern Mississippi, was a three-time All American and was the 39th overall pick in the 2019 draft by the Twins.)

49ers 38-35 in close affair

Travis Harrison (50th overall pick in the 2011 draft, Harrison played in the Twins organization through the 2017 season.

31 -28 Chiefs! Jimmy G is pretty but Mahomes just can't be stopped!

Michael Quesada (Catcher was the Twins 24th round pick in 2010, he played through the 2015 season. He has become an amateur scout for the Twins in recent years.)

I’m taking the 49ers 24-21 with a field goal to win it

Tyler Wells (RHP was the Twins 15th round pick in 2016 from Cal State San Bernadino. He was the Twins Daily Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Year in 2018. Missed 2019 with Tommy John surgery. Began throwing in the past week.)

I’m gonna predict that the Niners win, even tho I would like to see Mahomes get a ring. I think the score is gonna be 24-34 Niners

Travis Blankenhorn (Twins third round pick in 2015 from high school in Pennsylvania. After a month in Ft. Myers, he hit 18 homers for Pensacola. Added to 40-man roster after the season.)

31-27 Chiefs

Spencer Steer (Twins 3rd round pick in 2019 out of Oregon. Split summer between Elizabethton and Cedar Rapids.)

KC wins, 35-31

Steve Singleton (Twins 11th round pick in 2006 out of the U of San Diego. He played in the system for six seasons. He was also a coach in the organization for three seasons. Currently the assistant coach and hitting coach for the University of Texas’s women’s softball team.)

49ers!!!
38-35
The defense tightens up late, long 49ers drive to setup a go ahead FG and a big TO ends it.

Trevor May (Twins late inning reliever. He joined the organization from the Phillies after the 2012 season. He has pitched in 292 ⅔ innings for the Twins since his debut in 2014.)

Chiefs 28 - 24

Tyler Watson (Came to Twins from Nationals organization in July 2017 for Brandon Kintzler. Spent the 2019 season pitching for the Ft. Myers Miracle.)

I think the Chiefs are gonna win it this year, 24-17

Bonus: no passing touchdowns for the 49ers

Josh Rabe (Twins 11th round pick in 2000 from Quincy University. Played 8 season in Twins system. Played 38 games in the big leagues between 2006 and 2007. Hit .250 with three homers in 82 plate appearances. Now the head coach at his alma mater.)

38 - 24 Chiefs
Mahomes lights it up in the second half. Chiefs Kingdom runs the KC streets

Donegal Fergus (begins first season as Twins minor league hitting coordinator after spending 2019 with UC-Santa Barbara.)

I’ve got Bud Heavy making a comeback, like its 1999, and winning the commercial war. Fingers crossed for horses.

Gregg Olson (The 1989 AL Rookie of the Year played 14 games in the big leagues including an 11-game stint with the Twins in 1997.)

Chiefs 31-21. Mahomes wins MVP.

Casey Scoggins (Twins 40th round pick in 2016 fro m Tampa. He played two seasons in the organization, peaking at Ft. Myers. He spent a season in independent ball before going into coaching.

Good halftime show, great Super Bowl! 49ers win 48-45

Seth Pinkerton (RHP was the Twins 20th round pick in 2018 from Hartford. Missed 2019 season with a knee injury.)

46-38 Kansas City. Mahomes is MVP. Hope it’s a shootout and crazy offensive game.

Tucker Frawley (After 12 years of coaching at Yale, he is now the assistant field coordinator and coordinator of skill development.)

Putting a lot of faith in Mahomes and those versatile arm angles... 34-23 Chiefs

Chase De Jong (RHP came to the Twins in July 2018 trade from Seattle. He made five appearances for the Twins over 2018 and 2019).

I’ll just say the Niners are going to win.

Ryley Widell (Twins 7th round pick in 2017 from Central Arizona College, he spent the 2019 season with the Elizabethton Twins.)

49ers on top 21-10!

Derek Molina (The RHP was the Twins 14th round pick in 2017 from Merced College. He struck out 61 batters in 41 innings in 2019 between Cedar Rapids and Ft. Myers.)

I’m going with the 49ers

Nick Brown (RHP was the Twins 32nd round pick in 2017 from the College of William & Mary. Spent 2018 with the Cedar Rapids Kernels.)

Chiefs by 14. Tyreek hill makes a mockery of the San Fran secondary. He unlocks the ability to teleport halfway through the second quarter and goes 2 TD and 147 rec yards. Onside kick in the 4th gets recovered by the niners but taken away by an offsides.

Niall Windeler (LHP was the Twins 19th round pick in 2019 from the University of British Columbia. He pitched in the GCL last year.)

I’m going with the niners!

Adam Bray (RHP is an Eden Prairie native who was traded to the Twins from the Dodgers in spring 2018. He split 2019 between Pensacola and Rochester.)

I’m taking the chiefs. Their offense is too explosive!

Jacob Pearson (OF was traded to the Twins from the Angels in December 2017. He split 2019 between Cedar Rapids and Ft. Myers.)

I’m going to have to root for the 49ers because they gave the saints the best game of the year. I got 49ers 34-27

Brent Headrick (LHP was the Twins 9th round pick in 2019 from Illinois State. He made three appearances in Elizabethton.)

I’m going to have to go with the Chiefs 34-24. I don’t think the 49ers can stop Mahomes.

Andrew Cabezas (RHP was the Twins 18th round pick in 2018 from Miami. He made 22 starts for the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2019.)

Chiefs 35 - 31

Annie Sabo (joined FSN last September. She is a studio host for “Wolves Live.”)

I’m taking the Chiefs 41-30. One word, Patrick Mahomes. Chiefs have had quite the playoff run, their momentum/confidence carries into the Super Bowl.

Evan Gillespie (LHP signed with the Twins from Faulkner University after the 2019 draft and pitched in 12 games for the GCL Twins)

I think the score will be 27-24. Both good offensive teams but with the event being the Super Bowl I don’t think it will be a scoring fest, but still a close game.

Jared Gaynor (pitching coach in the GCL in 2020. He also owns Gaynor Strength & PItching.)

49ers over the Chiefs 31-24

Alex Phillips (RHP signed with the Twins late in the 2018 season and helped the Miracle to an FSL title. Split 2019 between Ft. Myers and Pensacola.)

Give me the team with the best D Line.
49ers - 24, Chiefs - 22

Steven Theetge (RHP signed with the Twins after the 2019 draft from Bryant University and spent the summer in the GCL.)

I got Chiefs 27 49ers 24 with Mahomes winning MVP

Parker Phillips (1B was the Twins 27th round pick in 2019 from Austin Peay. Split the summer between the GCL and Elizabethton.)

I truly believe that the 49ers are going to get a little taste of what it feels like to be the Dolphins playing at Hard Rock.. Which is not a good feeling at all. Chiefs 37 49ers 17

Alec Craig (infielder signed with the Twins after the 2019 draft from the USPBL. He is an on-base machine who played in the GCL.)

I like the 49ers winning 35-31

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Seth Stohs

Chiefs 40,
49ers 16

After giving up a first-drive touchdown to the 49ers, the Chiefs will completely dominate. Tyreek Hill will get consideration, but Patrick Mahomes will be the MVP.

Ted Schwerzler

Chiefs 35 49ers 17
Hard to go against Patrick Mahomes, no matter the defense. Andy Reid is the king of bye weeks. Jimmy G finally is asked to do too much.

Steve Lein

49ers 27, Chiefs 24
Gotta go with the healthy SF defense to be the difference maker, but should be a close one!

Nate Palmer

Chiefs 30-27
It feels like it could be close but I think Mahomes, Hill, and Kelce’s athleticism will simply be able to win out.

Cooper Carlson

I have two predictions. First, the Chiefs will win the game by a score of 27-24. Second, we will see Andy Reid eating a celebratory cheeseburger during his press conference after the game.

Rena Banena

The spirit of Tom Brady will manifest in Mahomes, rather than Garoppolo, with a final score of 34-28 Chiefs. The MVP is Shakira.

Nash Walker

I'll take the Chiefs 31-28!

Matt Lenz

Chiefs 24, 49ers 14

Steve Buhr

49ers to win 28-24. Hawkeye alum George Kittle is the MVP, obviously!

Throw in your predictions in the Comments below. This page will be updated with more predictions right up until game time on Sunday.

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#2 Sconnie

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 02:49 PM

The Matt Walbeck story was really great!

SF 24, KC 21.
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Posted 01 February 2020 - 07:00 PM

Worst. Halftime. Show. Ever.

Book it.
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Posted 01 February 2020 - 07:41 PM

Royals 1, Giants 0. Mahomes goes the distance with a complete game shut out.

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 10:27 PM

 

The Matt Walbeck story was really great!

SF 24, KC 21.

 

So great, wasn't it? Loved that story!!

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 11:03 PM

Long story made as short as I can.

(Shut up Chief! Lol)

I believe in old fashioned football, even in today's game. SF has a great defense. I think they have the better running game. But unless they self district, the modern game favors the offense. KC has speed that kills, the better QB and the more experienced coach.

I'm about 50/50 in general. But I think Mahomes is special, and KC wins 35-31.

Remember Vikings fans, not only is the son of a former Twins player in this game, playing for the Chiefs, but it's been 50yrs since super bowl 4. Karma!

KC wins.
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Posted 02 February 2020 - 08:08 AM

The most extensive prediction segment I have ever seen on the Super Bowl,Love the sotiries and bios that went along with the predicitons.Would like to see the Chiefs win 28-21.


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Posted 02 February 2020 - 11:29 AM

Go Central Division.
KC

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 01:52 PM

I'm going with San Francisco. 

 

I am so confident in that prediction that I am betting absolutely nothing on the game. 

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 03:39 PM

 

I'm going with San Francisco. 

 

I am so confident in that prediction that I am betting absolutely nothing on the game. 

I'll cover that wager and choose KC. :)
 

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 08:34 PM

Worst. Halftime. Show. Ever.

Book it.


You called it.
Yikes.
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Posted 02 February 2020 - 08:40 PM

Mrs Chief, a couple minutes into the halftime show:

"I think I'd rather watch Carole Channing."

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 09:18 PM

I'm going with San Francisco. 
 
I am so confident in that prediction that I am betting absolutely nothing on the game.

 

I'll cover that wager and choose KC. :)

Please deposit the proceeds to my PayPal account.

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#14 Seth Stohs

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 11:53 PM

Logan Darnell and Gregg Olson were definitely the closest!


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Posted 03 February 2020 - 06:53 AM

 

Please deposit the proceeds to my PayPal account.

 

Too late. I've already mailed the absolutely nothing. 

 

I admit that I don't know your address so I had to guess. 

 

When you consider all the possible addresses in the world... The odds of you getting absolutely nothing is astronomical. 

 

 

 

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