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Seth Stohs

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On Wednesday afternoon, I did my regular weekly Twins Talk segment with Dave Overlund on WJON radio in St. Cloud. Instead of talking more about a struggling Twins team, we had a really fun time doing a Twins Fantasy Draft. I'd love to hear your thoughts on our teams. Who would win? Click the link in the tweet below and you can listen to the segment. 

 For this draft, we selected the following: 
SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, DH 

It's always so much fun looking back at the history of the Twins. 60+ seasons. So many great players. Hall of Famers. Twins Hall of Famers. All Stars. 

Find out who we selected for our teams and let us know what you think. 

I think I'll go with this lineup: 

Rod Carew 2B
Joe Mauer C
Kirby Puckett CF
Tony Oliva RF
Kent Hrbek 1B
Bob Allison LF
Justin Morneau DH
Corey Koskie 3B
Roy Smalley SS 
Jim Kaat SP

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My two favorite Twins, ever, are Tony Oliva and Rod Carew. The greatest Twin, however, was Harmon Killebrew. He played 1B, 3B, LF, and DH in his career. Hrbek, Koskie, Allison, and Morneau would all agree to step aside for Harmon.

Your first four should be unanimous picks and if the Veterans Committee chooses Tony, all Hall of Famers.

I would choose a couple different players: Lyman Bostock, LF; Greg Gagne, SS; Gary Gaetti, 3B; and Johan Santana as my ace. Leave Herbie at 1B with Harmon as the DH or switch them as Harmon was from (mostly) a pre-DH era.

The Twins have had some great players and teams.

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I'm with you tony&rodney.  Oliva and Carew are my Fav's.  Killebrew is the greatest.   Here's my try:

Carew   2B

Puckett   CF

Mauer  C

Killebrew  DH

Oliva   RF

Gaetti  3B

Bostock/Allison  LF (platoon)

Morneau/Hrbek  1B  (tough call)

Gagne   SS  

Tovar  (Utility)

SP:  Santana, Blyleven, Kaat

RP:  Nathan,  Aguilara

 

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