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    Twins fans: Yanks, Rays, or...

    Boston?

    Red Sox trail the Yankees by six games BUT the Yankees still have a four game set against the Rays where the Sox could make up ground.

    And the little fact that Boston and NY play 6 times over the final ten games of the season.

    6 game with 16 to play sounds like a lot...but keep in mind it is roughly the same hole the Twins faced last year, down 5.5 to Detroit with 18 to play.

    If Boston heads into those final 10 only back 3 or 4 games?

    What do you say? Do you want the Rays, the Yankees, or a potentially red-hot Boston team?



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    Re: Twins fans: Yanks, Rays, or...

    No way Boston makes it.


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    Re: Twins fans: Yanks, Rays, or...

    Not sure Boston can do it, but as a Twins fan would LOVE to see the Yankees out. Only thing better would be the Twins taking them out in the first round.



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    Re: Twins fans: Yanks, Rays, or...

    Twins need to play the Rays. Yankees just have their number mentally. Plus Derek Jeter might keep faking getting hit by balls.


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    Re: Twins fans: Yanks, Rays, or...

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    Twins need to play the Rays. Yankees just have their number mentally. Plus Derek Jeter might keep faking getting hit by balls.
    Which is why I'd rather play them in a 5 game set instead of 7. They'll have the first 2 at Target Field where it's tougher for the Yankees to play their HR type of ball. Get them out of the way and set the tone for a playoff run.

    Also, I think the Rays are simply the better team.



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    Re: Twins fans: Yanks, Rays, or...

    So no matter what Twins will get home field for the first series EVEN if a worse record than the Wild Card?


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    Re: Twins fans: Yanks, Rays, or...

    I think we can take the Rays. The Yankees are just scary, as they could even out or win a low scoring game with a big hit. They seem to be able to win the closer games against us.

    If our bats were hotter, and we were putting up more runs against better teams, then I wouldn't be so concerned.



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    Re: Twins fans: Yanks, Rays, or...

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    So no matter what Twins will get home field for the first series EVEN if a worse record than the Wild Card?
    That is true.



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    Re: Twins fans: Yanks, Rays, or...

    I'd rather face the Rays. Plus the Rangers got done sweeping the Yankees, and the Twins have matched up well with both the Rays and the Rangers this year. I don't know the last time the Twins matched up well with the Yankees...


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    Re: Twins fans: Yanks, Rays, or...

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    So no matter what Twins will get home field for the first series EVEN if a worse record than the Wild Card?
    As long as the Twins' record stays better than the Rangers' (and the Twins currently have a 5 game lead on them), the Twins will have home field at least in the first round.


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    Re: Twins fans: Yanks, Rays, or...

    RAYS ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!



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    Re: Twins fans: Yanks, Rays, or...

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    No way Boston makes it.
    I agree. It's not going to happen. It'd be epic for the Sox to rally and knock the Yanks out of the playoffs in the last series at Fenway but that would require a lot of breaks going the Sox way and the breaks have been going against them all year.


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    Re: Twins fans: Yanks, Rays, or...

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBroncos View Post
    I agree. It's not going to happen. It'd be epic for the Sox to rally and knock the Yanks out of the playoffs in the last series at Fenway but that would require a lot of breaks going the Sox way and the breaks have been going against them all year.
    No kidding. And by breaks you probably mean bones, ligaments, muscles...


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    No kidding. And by breaks you probably mean bones, ligaments, muscles...
    Exactly. I can't believe with all the s**t the Sox have gone through, they could still end up winning 90 some games


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    Re: Twins fans: Yanks, Rays, or...

    [QUOTE=FDWxMan;1898680]Boston?

    Red Sox trail the Yankees by six games BUT the Yankees still have a four game set against the Rays where the Sox could make up ground.

    And the little fact that Boston and NY play 6 times over the final ten games of the season.

    6 game with 16 to play sounds like a lot...but keep in mind it is roughly the same hole the Twins faced last year, down 5.5 to Detroit with 18 to play.

    If Boston heads into those final 10 only back 3 or 4 games?

    What do you say? Do you want the Rays, the Yankees, or a potentially red-hot Boston team?[/QUOTE]

    The logical answer is the Rays; the Twins don't want to face the Yankees and, as you say, if they faced the Red Sox they would be a dangerously hot team.


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