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    Breakthrough Season WAGs

    With the season nearly here, it's about time to start throwing out our best wild guesses of what's going to happen before Spring Training gets a chance to change the crazy theories. Last year we had Scott Diamond coming out of practically nowhere to have a really good season. Josh Willingham posted the best season of his career. Who's the guy you think is going to have a better season than most people are expecting? Is Plouffe gonna hit 35 dingers? Is Morneau gonna post an OPS over .900? Is Glen Perkins going to lead the league in saves? Is Kevin Correia gonna win the Cy Young? Pick your player and tell us what you think their season might look like and why.

    My guess is gonna be Brian Dozier. I've said it before, I think he gets moved to 2B and it's going to really work well for him defensively. That change allows him to relax and be more consistent with his hitting. My guess is a hitting line of around .265/.315/.385 with 10 HR, 25 doubles and maybe 10-12 stolen bases and only around 12 errors. I think he plays well enough to get the Twins to think about moving him back to short at some point during the season.

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    Chris Parmelee - .280/.350/.500 and 25 HR.

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    Parmelee. Plays well enough that the team is comfortable with trading Morneau. Maybe a .290/.350/.500. I don't know.

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    Parmelee/Dozier/Plouffe. I think you've named the three guys capable of a breakout year, unless Jamey Carroll has been taking steroids in the off-season. I guess Gibson is the only candidate on the pitching side, and I don't see him doing it to that extent.

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    I'm pretty optimistic about the offense this year. I think Plouffe and Parmelee keep trending up, Morneau has a monster year and Hicks makes a legit impact. Would love to see Dozier take major strides but have a harder time seeing that.

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    Brandi Dinkelman is my breakthrough season WAG

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    I like Parmelee a lot and I'm also optimistic about Hicks. My favorite WAG though has gotta be Amy Ashby

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    Liam hendriks, will be this years Diamond me thinks

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    I'm going to go with Plouffe. We'll wonder why we didn't attribute more of his second half struggles last year to that thumb injury.

    Gibson might be a close second.

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    I'm with Nick. I think the offense should be pretty good. A strong case could be made that Parmalee, Plouffe, Dozier, and Morneau all significantly improve on the 2012 lines in an every day role....

    pitching and defense on the other hand...

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    Parmalee and Hendricks for me.

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    Yep, Hendricks is my bet as well as Parms, I'll also throw out my steadfast belief that Morneau will make everybody not want to trade him by July.

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    Mauer hits .400.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AM. View Post
    Mauer hits .400.
    And OBP .500?

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    Great thread and great responses.

    I am going out on a limb here and predicting that at least one of Deduno or Blackburn will surprise us and emerge as a solid starter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diehardtwinsfan View Post
    A strong case could be made that Parmalee, Plouffe, Dozier, and Morneau all significantly improve on the 2012 lines in an every day role....
    Let's hear it.

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    If he hits 400, then yeah, his OBP will likely be north of 50%.

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    Here is my second wild ass guess for this year.

    Anthony Slama makes the bullpen, sticks all year, and puts up numbers...that look just like his minor league numbers.

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    I can't envision what exactly would happen if this were to occur, but I'd love to see Joe Benson go hog wild at whatever level he is at, starting from day 1 of spring training.

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    Joe Benson has a solid comeback year makes the future CF debate really interesting.

    Whether or not it happens, I do hope last year doesn't torpedo his confidence/career-- We will see.

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