Minnesota Twins Pre-Season Staff Predictions Part 2
- Do you think the Twins make the playoffs? If so, how far will they go?
Jordan: I think they could make a push for a Wild Card spot…yes, I’ll go yes, that offense will lead them to a first round exit but a big year to build off of.
Martin: The optimistic fan in me says the Twins will make the playoffs. The realist in me says there is too much parity in the American League for the Twins to overcome. If the Twins make the playoffs it will almost certainly be as a Wild Card team. Depending on who they play and injuries to key players on both teams involved will determine whether the Twins get ousted in a one game playoff.
Scott: I think they get one of the two Wild Card spots. KC is still too good right now, and last year’s title will give them the confidence to repeat as division winners.
Paul: When I look at the other teams in the AL Central, it’s hard for me to argue that the Twins have done much to improve their position from last year. A lot of the Twins optimism in 2016 sits on the idea that these young players should naturally get better since they now have that 2015 notch in their belt. Though that may be enough, I would have liked to see some more improvements made to the team. I think they put up an entertaining season, but I expect them to miss out on the playoffs.
Manuel: Based on the current team, I don’t think so, but then again, I was even more pessimistic last year and we almost made it. Anything is possible.
Mike: Sorry but no. I’d be happy to be proven wrong though. One, possibly two, wild cards will come from the AL East. Too many solid/slightly superior competitors for the second wild card. It’s not as if the Twins are out of it though. There’s a bunch of similarly skilled teams grouped together in the middle of the AL.
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