Monday, February 16, 2009

2009 MLB Preview: Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Twins

IF (3.5/5) - Castilla, Punto, and Buscher hit well enough, if not for a lot of power. Harris will get at-bats too. With Mauer coming off of kidney surgery, Morneau and Kubel will be expected to lead the ofense early and Redmond will be getting more playing time.

OF (3.5/5) - Could be a pretty good OF, especially if Young increases his power. But it loks like Span may take his job.

SP (3.5/5) - Slowey pitched well last year. Baker is impressive and appears to be getting better. If Liriano returns to form and Perkins and Blackburn are more consistent, this is a good rotation. But is that too many ifs?

RP (2.5/5) - After Nathan, there are questions. While Guerrier was pretty bad down the stretch, on the way to more than doubling his 2007 ERA, Mijares was great during this time. Besides Crain, they'll need a few others to step up. Can Bonser help here?

Wildcards: Young, Bonser, Redmond,

Can they beat the Brewers? Yes.

[Disclaimer: I do not claim to be an expert on your team. I think it's fun to do this stuff before a season starts and then see how close (or how far off) I was. If you spend time from your day insulting us, telling others to insult us, or posting in a blog or messageboard about how wrong our opinions are, then we are flattered!]

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