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2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/22/2019 9:49:28 AM   
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Here is the place for all of your predictions for the coming year. Anything from how many games we win to how many times CPAMAN calls players a worthless POS.

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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/22/2019 9:50:42 AM   
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Here is the place for all of your predictions for the coming year. Anything from how many games we win to how many times CPAMAN calls players a worthless POS.



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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/22/2019 10:28:05 AM   
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I will predict that we will lose a lot of 10-9 games. and win a lot of 10-9 games. We will score runs. A lot of them, but be unable, with this "pitching" staff to stop other teams from scoring.

I will predict a record of 81-81 as a result.

MY CPAMAN prediction as suggested by Sweens: 4627.6

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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/22/2019 11:02:27 AM   
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I will predict that we will lose a lot of 10-9 games. and win a lot of 10-9 games. We will score runs. A lot of them, but be unable, with this "pitching" staff to stop other teams from scoring.

I will predict a record of 81-81 as a result.

MY CPAMAN prediction as suggested by Sweens: 4627.6


I'll take the over.

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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/22/2019 11:20:37 AM   
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The cobbled-together pitching and bullpen does better than expected.
Buxton edges the needle back towards … STAR
Sano plays about 75% of the time, relaxes, and mashes pretty nicely.
Cruz is a nice addition for us.
Closer by committee works for awhile, but eventually costs us ome big games.
The Pohladslose their mind around the deadline and actually add a guy who can help down the stretch.
All in all, a good summer of ball.
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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/22/2019 11:30:28 AM   
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By mid season SMF will switch his Dozier nut huggery to Schoop ... and then the Twins will trade him.

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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/22/2019 11:34:42 AM   
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Schoop? Who?
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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/22/2019 11:36:52 AM   
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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/22/2019 11:37:16 AM   
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Schoop? Who?



Keep telling yourself that. You know it's coming.

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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/22/2019 12:05:54 PM   
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I will predict that we will lose a lot of 10-9 games. and win a lot of 10-9 games. We will score runs. A lot of them, but be unable, with this "pitching" staff to stop other teams from scoring.

I will predict a record of 81-81 as a result.

MY CPAMAN prediction as suggested by Sweens: 4627.6

I will bet you $100 the Twins don't play a single 10-9 game this season.

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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/22/2019 3:13:33 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Trekgeekscott

I will predict that we will lose a lot of 10-9 games. and win a lot of 10-9 games. We will score runs. A lot of them, but be unable, with this "pitching" staff to stop other teams from scoring.

I will predict a record of 81-81 as a result.

MY CPAMAN prediction as suggested by Sweens: 4627.6

I will bet you $100 the Twins don't play a single 10-9 game this season.

No thanks. not into gambling what little money I have away.

But you can certainly point out how right you were at that end of the season if this turns out true

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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/22/2019 3:21:53 PM   
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I will predict that we will lose a lot of 10-9 games. and win a lot of 10-9 games. We will score runs. A lot of them, but be unable, with this "pitching" staff to stop other teams from scoring.

I will predict a record of 81-81 as a result.

MY CPAMAN prediction as suggested by Sweens: 4627.6

I will bet you $100 the Twins don't play a single 10-9 game this season.

No thanks. not into gambling what little money I have away.

But you can certainly point out how right you were at that end of the season if this turns out true


Matt would never do a thing like that .... more than a dozen times ... maybe sixteen ... twenty four ... tops

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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/22/2019 3:54:43 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Trekgeekscott

I will predict that we will lose a lot of 10-9 games. and win a lot of 10-9 games. We will score runs. A lot of them, but be unable, with this "pitching" staff to stop other teams from scoring.

I will predict a record of 81-81 as a result.

MY CPAMAN prediction as suggested by Sweens: 4627.6

I will bet you $100 the Twins don't play a single 10-9 game this season.

No thanks. not into gambling what little money I have away.

But you can certainly point out how right you were at that end of the season if this turns out true

No, that wouldn't be worth it.

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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/22/2019 7:13:39 PM   
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The Twins offense will be MLB above average.

They'll win 78 games

Because the bullpen will be the worst in baseball. And it won't be close.

The Spielman duo will try to get some help, but will TRyan and refuse to trade their top prospects just to contend for a wild card.

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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/22/2019 8:28:53 PM   
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Hildenberger gives up another run in relief.

All the Strib hand-wringing over guys out of options.

If they can't get outs, who gives a crap if someone else takes them?

This org knows NOTHING about pitching.

Hasn't for a long time.

< Message edited by Mr. Ed -- 3/22/2019 8:30:02 PM >


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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/22/2019 9:55:23 PM   
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Buxton hits around .280 with around 16 Hr's. Leads the league in stolen bases.
Rosario remains a dangerous hitter.
We finish top 5 in the AL in runs scored.

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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/23/2019 11:11:58 AM   
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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/23/2019 3:01:29 PM   
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88-74
The cobbled-together pitching and bullpen does better than expected.
Buxton edges the needle back towards … STAR
Sano plays about 75% of the time, relaxes, and mashes pretty nicely.
Cruz is a nice addition for us.
Closer by committee works for awhile, but eventually costs us ome big games.
The Pohladslose their mind around the deadline and actually add a guy who can help down the stretch.
All in all, a good summer of ball.


Pretty much everything the opposite of this post. 74-88 W/L record. Buxton will have a few hot streaks but overall will end up batting around .240 but SMF will be proud because that is the Brian Dozier line. Sano will play about 25% of the time. He will have an "extended" rehab assignment with his foot/ankle that will extend well into June. He will not make a ML appearance until after the All Star break and be ok for a few weeks before sustaining another injury due to being out of shape again. Cruz will hit around 20 HR but strike out a lot. The Twins will have no luck at all with any closer and the Twins will opt not to add any players before the trade deadline because they will be sellers.

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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/23/2019 3:03:23 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Trekgeekscott

I will predict that we will lose a lot of 10-9 games. and win a lot of 10-9 games. We will score runs. A lot of them, but be unable, with this "pitching" staff to stop other teams from scoring.

I will predict a record of 81-81 as a result.

MY CPAMAN prediction as suggested by Sweens: 4627.6

I will bet you $100 the Twins don't play a single 10-9 game this season.


I will take that bet.

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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/23/2019 7:45:37 PM   
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Morin gives up another HR

8-7 Twins

Morin ST era over 4

Rogers over 5

and they're both going to make the roster

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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/24/2019 9:13:22 AM   
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Morin gives up another HR

8-7 Twins

Morin ST era over 4

Rogers over 5

and they're both going to make the roster


Rogers may have more IP by mid-June than Kyle Gibson.

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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/25/2019 7:49:50 AM   
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I haven't seen much of spring training, but like many of you I'm optimistic that the lineup will score some runs and pessimistic about the pitching staff. Hopefully the starters pitch a lot of innings to keep that bullpen off the mound as much as possible. We shouldn't be horrible, we won't be great. 84-78.

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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/25/2019 8:50:58 AM   
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Team's regular players show significant improvement. The field is set for a few years. Berrios continues to improve and pitch like a number 2 starter but is not yet the ace the management thinks he is.

Gibson's last year is a mirage.

But the others in the rotation are better. Odor pitches better than last year. Pineda does well. Perez is what he is, a fifth starter.

Pen in terrible. No closer in the bunch so closing is done by committee with very up and down results.

Twins try to patch pen midseason but the results are spotty.

Rosario plays like a star. Buxton shows he is not only a great defensive player but is a very good offensive player and will continue to improve. Kepler is up and down......still lacks the consistency.

Polanco is solid. Castro shows not only that he can't hit other than the occasional homer but his defense is bad and is worse than Garver's.

Astudillo becomes everyone's favorite player and proves he can flat out hit.

We go into this offseason with optimism....the team is getting better.

Kiriloff and Lewis get Sept call ups and give us even more optimism.



Twins trade for Dozier for Schoop and SMF is estatic

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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/25/2019 8:53:15 AM   
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Oh, I forgot....Sano becomes the forgotten superstar in waiting and is traded midseason after he weighs in over 300 lbs.

Cruz tries and tries to get Sano to take the game seriously but Sano can't hear him over the crunch of his candy bar he is always eating.

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RE: 2019 Twins Season Predictions - 3/25/2019 11:15:58 AM   
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I think the Twins will hit, score runs and field at a very competitive level. Pinky and the Brain will have to scramble early on to address pitching.

Starters:

I expect Berrios to improve modestly from last year. He needs to improve his stamina over the course of a year. I think he just fatigued out in the second half, despite his legendary workout routines. It was his first time at that many innings

I'm optimistic on Gibson because last year was a result of a complete overhaul in pitching mechanics and approach. Most importantly it came after scrapping the mechanics the Twins always forced on their pitching prospects. In fact other Twins prospects have adopted his routine in the off season. He may start a little slow since he is still recovering from his bout with E coli in the off season.

Assuming Pineda returns to career form, he should give is about 175 innings and an ERA just over 4.

Assuming Odorizzi returns to career form, he should give is about 175 innings and an ERA just either side of 4.

Assuming Perez's sessions with the velocity whisperer bear fruit, history says he could give us 185 innings with an ERA in the low to mid 4's.

If you add a good bullpen to all of the above, you would have reason to feel optimistic about the Twins prospects for winning a very winnable AL Central. The Twins don't have a good bullpen. The Twins don't have a mediocre bullpen. The Twins have horseshit bullpen and that's being generous. Even in the days when starting pitchers were men and could routinely throw 250+ innings this bullpen isn't good enough. As a result this about a .500 team until the Wonder Twins address this glaring weakness.

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