THE TWINS WILL ONCE AGAIN FINISH IN SECOND BUT MUCH CLOSER THAN 2015
Well you know what? The Twins have a lineup that will feature a full season of Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario and Byron Buxton. A pitching staff with a full season of Ervin Santana, Tyler Duffey, a healthy Phil Hughes and potentially Jose Berrios.
What I’m getting at is the Twins will be no slouch either. It’s easy to get caught up in the talk regarding the rest of the competition but keep in mind the Twins found a way to scrape together enough wins to stay in the playoff hunt up until the final weekend of the season.
The addition of Byung Ho Park and the hopeful return to form for Joe Mauer should also give the offense a boost against a division full of some tough pitching.
No, I do not think the Twins will win the Central much less the World Series but I do believe they will still be in second and will be much closer in the final standings than last year.
Of course the season could go extremely south in a heartbeat but at this point, it’s best to remain optimistic and my optimism says a second place finish for the Twins who are on their way to a potential playoff push in 2017.