2015 Twins: Puckett’s Pond Season Predictions

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Here at Puckett’s Pond we have made it a habit to keep you up to date on the latest breaking Twins news over the course of the past offseason. Now with the Twins set to take center stage during Spring Training, we want to get our season predictions out ahead of time.

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Having two co-editors on the Pond, both Ted Schwerzler and Collin Kottke have taken some time to share how they think the Twins look when the dust settles at the end of 2015. Looking at the team as a whole, as well as a few individual performers, there’s a couple of surprising predictions.

Keying on four key categories, both editors give us their season record prediction, team MVP, batting title holder, and wins leader for the 2015 season.

Collin Kottke

Record: 82-80
MVP: Brian Dozier
Batting Title: Joe Mauer
Wins: Phil Hughes

Ted Schwerzler

Record: 78-84
MVP: Oswaldo Arcia
Batting Title: Joe Mauer
Wins: Ervin Santana

I think it’s safe to say that both editors believe the Twins are in a significantly better position than both ESPN and Vegas see the club in. Looking at the MVP selections, Dozier is expected to have another good season for the Twins, and Arcia looks poised for a big year if he can stay healthy. With Mauer picked as the batting title winner unanimously, it’s almost certain the belief he has a bounce back year rings true as well. Collin sees another strong year from Hughes on the mound while Ted leans towards Santana looking like his Kansas City Royals 2013 self for the Twins.

As the Spring Training slate gets underway and the Twins get their 2015 season rolling, it will be interesting to take periodic looks back throughout the season to see how these predictions are holding up. While Minnesota may not make the playoffs in 2015, fans have to be excited about a building year that should vault them forward into 2016.

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