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  1. Dainir's Avatar
    Especially when we are talking about a team that is scoring way more runs than it did before, thanks primarily to unproven players, or players who track record suggests that they are over performing. Basically there is no reason to believe that the twins can sustain this scoring. If they keep it up for a while longer, then they will start taking notice. But right now its to early to say they are the real deal and this isn't just blip on the radar.
  2. Brandon's Avatar
    Yahoo has the Twins ranked 26th. Annoying yes, but when I go back and look at the standings there aren't many teams that are more than 2 games under .500 and the Twins still have one of the worst rotations. I don't think I would rank them higher than 20th at this point. but at the end of the season if the Twins remain at .500 then they should be ranked from 14th to 18th more than likely.
  3. LaBombo's Avatar
    When you've been this bad for this long, it takes more than three good weeks to change the minds of writers.
  4. DuluthFan's Avatar
    Oh and beating the Tigers next week should help.
  5. DuluthFan's Avatar
    It has less to do with how a team is actually playing and more with how the team is perceived by the sports writers that vote. If you have never watched the rankings week to week before, they tend to focus on the upper positions. Unless you are horribly bad they tend to not take as much time choosing the mid to lower positions. The Twins will need to do something extraordinary to get the writers to pay attention. I too think they should be ranked higher based on their current play, but the writers wont pay attention until it becomes obvious.

    There was one instance where I commented on their site on the placement of a Minnesota team before and it seemed like they took notice. I don't know if it was coincidence or not. But I would suggest a few well worded comments when the next list is posted on Tuesday could make the writers take a second look for the following week's list. As long as the team does it's thing and continues to play .500 ball, it is conceivable to see them ranked in the higher the following week.
  6. Twins Twerp's Avatar
    Because it is just an average ranking of analysts. Obp has nothing to do with it...maybe they watch the pitching staff and assume the record cant last...which it cant
  7. pierre75275's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sconnie
    It wouldn't surprise me to see Florimon or Dozier traded, depending on how Santana and Rosario do this season.

    if Rosario comes back from suspension hitting and fielding well, Dozier is valuable and expendable.

    If Escobar can hit like he did last fall or Santana show the ability to play SS well, Florimon could be a valuable defensive sub for a contender close to trade deadline or in August.
    Good points, all...but I believe Bartlett will get released first before any of those other things happen
  8. pierre75275's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by blindeke
    I like this post. It's depressing and strangely optimistic at the same time.

    Your most positive prediction is for Kubel? Defend yourself, good man.
    My prediction on Kubel is that he is released by the first of August. I believe that because at this point in his career he is on an extreme downward spiral. Now I hope I am wrong but given his contributions the last year and a half I don't see him sticking with the Twins all year.
  9. Cris E's Avatar
    I think if they move any bullpen guys they'll keep Swarzak (homegrown) and move Burton or Fien, probably Burton since he's got a better track record so he'd bring a better return.

    If Willingham is toast it'll be obvious by May and he'll be sitting in MN on August 1. At that point there's little reason to play him or trade him until Sept, when his playing time will be more valuable in the hands of the kids. My guess is that is if he bombs we'll see more Kubel, and if he bombs too by the end of June we'll see the end of the Eddie Rosario 2B Experience and the dawn of Rosario: LF. When his 50 games wrap up they'll tune up his bat and have him go stand in LF, defense or no.
  10. Sconnie's Avatar
    It wouldn't surprise me to see Florimon or Dozier traded, depending on how Santana and Rosario do this season.

    if Rosario comes back from suspension hitting and fielding well, Dozier is valuable and expendable.

    If Escobar can hit like he did last fall or Santana show the ability to play SS well, Florimon could be a valuable defensive sub for a contender close to trade deadline or in August.
  11. Highabove's Avatar
    Are the wagering windows open?
    I would like to put $10 on Casey Fein
    Updated 04-01-2014 at 03:27 PM by Highabove
  12. tobi0040's Avatar
    I put KC at about 100%. I was very confident early on, but it seems like pitchers are dropping left and right and the season is young.

    I think Deduno is an asset, controllable. Can make spot starts and be in the pen. I think we keep him.

    I don't see Plouffe being moved either. He is cheap and can play 3B, 1B, LF, and RF and pounds lefties.

    I hope you are wrong about Josh and Kubel, I hope they both play well enough to warrant a prospect.

    Good blog.
  13. blindeke's Avatar
    I like this post. It's depressing and strangely optimistic at the same time.

    Your most positive prediction is for Kubel? Defend yourself, good man.
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