To put my money where my mouth is, my complete take on Seth's slash lines:
Likes: Pinto, Dozier, Willingham (unfortunately), Arcia, Kubel
Slight downgrades (maybe -.025 OPS): Suzuki, Florimon, Plouffe, Hicks, Escobar, Bartlett
Bigger downgrades (maybe -.050 OPS): Mauer, Colabello (although I'm rooting for Cola as much as anyone)
In 2010 the Twins had 5 players with an OPS of .800 or more.*
Most of the projections above have 1 or 2 players with an OPS of .800 or more.
We need a lot better for this year to be much different from the last 3.
(* yes, it's a lie, but I counted Valencia's .799 as one of them. I did not count Luke Hughes and his 2 hits in 7 at bats)
Yeah, I don't think we will have a league average OPS. No matter how you slice it, this will be a below average offense.
Originally Posted by spycake