****OFFICIAL 2020 MINNESOTA TWINS THREAD****

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  1. SCyclone

    SCyclone Well-Known Member

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    Pitchers and catchers are reporting, it's almost time for us to deflect our attention from our underachieving men's basketball team and think about baseball.

    Twins add Josh Donaldson and Kenta Maeda, and (hopefully) get Byron Buxton back full-time. The outfield looks awesome, and the infield ain't shabby neither.

    The rotation isn't dominant, but with this line-up they may not have to be.

    What's your take on the coming season?
     
  2. Blackhawk6515

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    Bullpen looks pretty good. Starters will need to keep improving to make a difference.

    Their offense and defense should be solid again.
     
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    Hopefully Graterol doesn't turn into a stud and make us regret that trade for Maeda. I'm not in love with our starting rotation, but at least it was addressed. Our batting line-up should be able to turn an unsuccessful outing by a pitcher into a game on any given night, though.
     
  4. JM4CY

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    Thanks for starting this thread!!! I’m way more optimistic than I should be. I know how these things go: Berrios will blow his shoulder, Father Time will catch up to Cruz, Sano will remember how to not to hit a baseball and won’t be able to hit his way out of wet paper sack and Donaldson will be a bust.

    But hell with it, this could be the year baby!!!!
     
  5. mj4cy

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    My fear is we're going to flirt with 100 games again but then come up short in the playoffs when you have to have 2 B+ level pitchers or better.

    Hope I'm wrong. I know we're going to hit and when games with scores like 11-7 but I don't know how pitching will be.
     
  6. JM4CY

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    Berríos seems to get better every year. If he can stay healthy and take a jump to being that unhittable guy and true ace among aces, I think that’s one of main keys to making an October run or bending over and taking it dry from the Yanks again.
     
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  7. mj4cy

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    I drove up to watch in person the Yankees take it to us. Seemed like every time we hit the ball hard it was right to the and every time they hit it hard it was open space. We also had an inning with bases loaded no outs and nothing.....

    Long story short, the Yankees were simply the better team due to better pitching.
     
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    And they just got Gerrit ******* Cole
     
  9. CTTB78

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    Even with the addition of Donaldson, it's hard to believe the Twins will match last year's homer mark. The defense and pitching should be slightly better in 2020 so the Bomba Squad won't have to do it all.
    It's fun going into the season knowing the Twins will be one the AL's top teams. I have them winning 99 games.
     

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