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Monday, April 16, 2001

Twins capture sixth in a row

I doubt the Twins can hold off Cleveland or Chicago, but they do have good starting pitching and good pitching is supposed to stop good hitting and and and…. Deep down, Bud Selig has to be cursing the Twins and Don Fehr et al is loving it. The small markets rule!!!

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   1. I am Ted F'ing Williams Posted: April 16, 2001 at 06:59 PM (#67179)
I told anyone that would listen that I felt the Twins would finish no lower than third and probably finish second in their division. I think their rotation is the most solid in the division. Plus I expected improvement from Guzman and Koskie as their stats showed this trend. After seeing this series, I get a feeling much like the WS Twins of the last 15 years that they may be a very tough team at home and probably below average on the road. I still think they have depth problems and the bullpen is a little weaker than Cleveland and Chicago.

Just opinions, of course. But I think this team is clearly better than Detroit and KC. Plus I get the feeling that since Cleveland and Chicago can't both finish first, the lesser team will take a bigger fall than they can imagine.

While I've always felt Pohlad's whining about revenue was BS, I do like the way the organization runs its talent operations. They don't waste money on bidding for free agents, but when they do develop players that produce, they get them signed.
   2. I am Ted F'ing Williams Posted: April 16, 2001 at 06:59 PM (#67965)
I told anyone that would listen that I felt the Twins would finish no lower than third and probably finish second in their division. I think their rotation is the most solid in the division. Plus I expected improvement from Guzman and Koskie as their stats showed this trend. After seeing this series, I get a feeling much like the WS Twins of the last 15 years that they may be a very tough team at home and probably below average on the road. I still think they have depth problems and the bullpen is a little weaker than Cleveland and Chicago.

Just opinions, of course. But I think this team is clearly better than Detroit and KC. Plus I get the feeling that since Cleveland and Chicago can't both finish first, the lesser team will take a bigger fall than they can imagine.

While I've always felt Pohlad's whining about revenue was BS, I do like the way the organization runs its talent operations. They don't waste money on bidding for free agents, but when they do develop players that produce, they get them signed.
   3. Cris E Posted: April 18, 2001 at 08:14 PM (#67180)
I mentioned this over in the Thome thread, but I think that Pohlad should/will add a pretty good sized contract (and accompanying right handed bat) to the roster this year. They could actually make things interesting with a little more balance and power in the lineup, and Pohlad can't honestly expect any significant changes in the revenue sharing scheme until he proves that he'll spend more than $30-35m on his team. They are at a point where it wouldn't be folly to try a small move to the middle of the pack, and I'm expecting some sort of salary floor to be introduced in the next year or two so they'll need to get to work on beefing up payroll in advance.
   4. Cris E Posted: April 18, 2001 at 08:14 PM (#67966)
I mentioned this over in the Thome thread, but I think that Pohlad should/will add a pretty good sized contract (and accompanying right handed bat) to the roster this year. They could actually make things interesting with a little more balance and power in the lineup, and Pohlad can't honestly expect any significant changes in the revenue sharing scheme until he proves that he'll spend more than $30-35m on his team. They are at a point where it wouldn't be folly to try a small move to the middle of the pack, and I'm expecting some sort of salary floor to be introduced in the next year or two so they'll need to get to work on beefing up payroll in advance.

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