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MLB Power Rankings: May 2022 American League Edition

We are about a month of the way through the 2022 MLB Season. Some teams have overperformed expectations thus far, some have underperformed expectations thus far, and other teams have performed as expected. I want to rank the 15 American League teams based on their performance in the first month of the season. I will be considering not only the teams' Win-Loss records but also the way the individual parts of the teams have performed. Let's dive into it, shall we? (Yes, I will be doing a National

Through 19 games, what are the strengths and weaknesses of this team?

Our Minnesota Twins start the 2022 MLB Season at 11-8 and are 1st Place in the American League Central Division. It’s a Small Sample Size, but the Twins have shown both areas of strength and areas of weakness in their first 19 games. Today, we’re going to analyze the following four items and label each as either a strength or a weakness: • Starting Pitching • Relief Pitching • Offense • Defense Starting Pitching: Strength One of the biggest surprises for the

Mid-Offseason Reflection and Grade

While we are undergoing the lockout, nothing can be done by any team. So I think this would be an appropriate time to look over what has been done this offseason and discuss what to expect after the end of the lockout, and what the Twins still need to do. Buxton extended When we were all down on the Twins’ FO and thinking that a trade was inevitable, the Twins got it done. The Twins and Buxton agreed on a 7-year, $100M extension with incentives. That’s $14.29M per year base salar

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Baldelli: Pros/Cons and what I think about his future with the Twins

With the Buxton turmoil recently and much of the negative eye on the FO, there hasn’t been much talk about Baldelli. However, Baldelli has received just as much heat from this site over the past 7 months as the FO has. I’ve touched on Baldelli before in this thread, but that was incredibly one sided toward Baldelli and I never really talked about some of my criticisms toward Baldelli. Also, that was written in May. It is now November. Time has passed and we have more to look at. Baldelli now has

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ALCS/NLCS Predictions!!!

Welp, I was 1 for 2 on my Wild Card picks and 2 for 4 on my Division Series picks. Let’s do the Championship Series’ now. Once again, take these with a grain of salt. ALCS (C as in ”Cheaters”): Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros If you told me at the beginning of the year that the Red Sox would make the ALCS I would’ve laughed at you. Yet here they are. This matchup looks like a pretty good one. Both teams have great lineups that both hit for a high average and score a lot of

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2021 MLB Postseason Predictions!!! (Wild Card & Division Series Edition)

October baseball is upon us. 10 teams battling for a World Series trophy. Only one will win it all. I will make predictions for each round. I will pick a winner from each matchup, and a # of game(s) (or score for the Wild Cards) that series is going to go. Today, I’m only going to do the Wild Card and Division Series. After you read, please share your opinion down below. How wrong or right am I? WARNING: Take my predictions with a grain of salt. Let’s get started. Wild

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What I think

The Twins’ bullpen has been one of thee worst in baseball, no question, the last 10 games. Like, apocalyptically awful. Why?   I want to hear what y’all think. Who’s to blame for this? How do we fix it? CAN we fix it (prior to the trade deadline)? Will the bullpen be a thorn in our side until then? Or has this awful stretch been a fluke?   I’ll give my answer. I think it’s a combination of:   1) Lackluster Construction; Bullpen help was a need this offseason. We were losing Trevor May, Tyler Cli

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