Minnesota Twins: Breaking Down the 2022 AL Central Rivals-Detroit

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Detroit Tigers prospect Spencer Torkelson takes batting practice during spring training minor league minicamp.
Detroit Tigers prospect Spencer Torkelson takes batting practice during spring training minor league minicamp. /
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Minnesota Twins: AL Central Rival 2022 Predictions

The Tigers still aren’t ready to compete. The team has some major holes in their bullpen, and if the young players aren’t ready to go, this team could return to close to last year’s levels (though Baez, Meadows, and Rodriguez will make sure they don’t fall apart further).

With that being said, this team is far better than they were in the past. There’s a very real chance that this team wins 80 games and sets themselves up for a big year in 2023. Castillo feels they might fall just short:

"I think 79-83 is realistic because the AL as a whole got better. The AL East is just a beast. 4 teams could win 90 games in that division and in the AL West, Seattle got better and Houston is still very good. Minnesota kept up with the Tigers and White Sox on upgrading their rosters."

Even if they don’t hit that .500 mark, the Tigers will be a lot more fun to watch than last year.

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