Minnesota's in the Middle

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Monday, February 20, 2006

Spring is here.

Pitchers and Catchers are begining to report, opening day will be here before we know it, with that I give you my thoughts on the 2006 Minnesota Twins

1st base Justin Mornoue, promising young power hitter who looked solid in the field last year should emerge as a 100 RBI guy this year.

2nd base Luis Castillo the big addition should pay off simply by showing up, if he has a dissapointing season he's an upgrade over last year, if he has an above average season he will be a big help for the RBI guys'

SS Jason Bartlett nothing special here but hey maybe he'll hit .270 otherwise the job could change hands.

3rd base Tony Batista the big wild card, if he hits .270 with 30 HR's we have nothing to worry about, if not at least we're no worse then last year.

CF Torii Hunter great defensivly solid on offense

LF Shannon Stewart last year may have been the end of the line but I see a little bit of a rebound and he should hit upwards of .280 again

RF up for grabs with Jason Kubel having the most potential

Catcher Joe Mauer solid and improving could become the best offesnive catcher in the game

DH Rondell White not as big of a name as the other options but possibly the best of the free agents available should have a solid season even if he misses a handful of games here and there due to injury.

Pitching

Johan Santana if not the best pitcher in the game one of the top 3

Brad Radke hopeful to finish his career with a solid year, although I see a career ending injury headed his way

Carlos Silva, possibly the most underated pitcher in baseball

Kyle Loshe typical #4 starter wins some loses some

Scott Baker/Fransisco Liriano 2 of the best pitching prospects around should combine for minumum 15 wins this year

should be better then last year, how much better who knows, but anytime you have the pitching the Twins do your a world series contender.

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