trwi7 wrote:Kerb Hohl wrote:The Twins have a relatively forward-thinking front office and can make this work, but unless they make some magic, I'm thinking 83 wins (and still tons over tanking teams) and 3rd place in the AL Central next year.
What team is going to overtake them? Maybe if Cease takes a huge step forward and Robert rakes when he gets called up the White Sox but that seems unlikely, otherwise they're at worst 2nd.
I still can't believe Cleveland went into the season. I mean honest to God, Jake Bauers, Leonys Martin and Tyler Naquin as your starting outfield.
Cleveland [incorrectly] assumed that they'd be ahead by 10 games and could just grab an outfielder at the deadline. It was a cheap ownership thing that they thought wouldn't be a huge deal but the other 2 relatively competitive teams in their division also have cheap ownership so they are in good company.
If healthy, give me Cleveland any day of the week unless the Twins drastically improve their pitching.
And while the Twins are pretty good and I know that the White Sox cheaped out trying to spend last year, I think they now add some pitching as their window is opening.
Kluber, Clevenger, the Biebs, Carrasco if he's healthy enough plus likely a superior bullpen...give me that team.