Predictions 2010

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A couple of weeks ago, Josh Johnson e-mailed Twins bloggers and said that on April 2, we should post our 2010 predictions. The Twins 25 man roster is set. I will be attending the Twins/Cardinals exhibition later today. If you happen to be watching on TV, I’ll be in the left field, lower level bleachers right down the line, 3rd row. Hopefully there will be batting practice. Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday hitting shot after shot. Could be fun.


But back to predictions. They are always fun to do. Why? Because if they are accurate, at the end of the season I’ll remind you about them. And if they are wrong? Well, we’ll just forget about them… right? So, I will post my Twins predictions, and AL and NL awards, and you can add your predictions in the comments.


Twins predictions


Twins MVP: Jason Kubel, 2.) Joe Mauer, 3.) Justin Morneau


Twins Top Pitcher: Scott Baker, 2.) Francisco Liriano, 3.) Kevin Slowey


Twins Best Rookie: Anthony Slama, 2.) Danny Valencia, 3.) Wilson Ramos


Most Improved Player: Francisco Liriano, 2.) Delmon Young, 3.) Kevin Slowey


AL Central Predictions


Minnesota Twins         93-69

Chicago White Sox      88-74

Detroit Tigers               83-79

Cleveland Indians        74-88

Kansas City Royals      72-90


American League Predictions


AL MVP: Alex Rodriguez, 2.) Joe Mauer, 3.) Mark Teixeira


AL Cy Young: CC Sabathia, 2.) Felix Hernandez, 3.) Scott Baker


AL Rookie of the Year: Brian Matusz, 2.) Michael Brantley, 3.) Austin Jackson


ALDS: Twins beat Mariners, Yankees beat Rangers

ALCS: Twins beat Yankees


National League Predictions


NL MVP: Albert Pujols, 2.) Chase Utley, 3.) Troy Tulowitzki


NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay, 2.) Adam Wainright, 3.) Ricky Nolasco


NL Rookie of the Year: Jason Heyward, 2.) Jon Niese, 3.) Ian Desmond


NLDS: Phillies beat Rockies, Cardinals beat Braves

NLCS: Cardinals beat Phillies


World Series Predictions


Twins beat Cardinals in Six Games.

What do you think? What are your  2010 Projections? Leave projections and comments here.

10 Responses to “Predictions 2010”

  1. Ryan April 2, 2010 at 12:02 am #

    Man, you are such a homer… But that’s why we all like you :)

  2. Seanmiz April 2, 2010 at 2:51 am #

    Baker 3rd for Cy Young eh?

  3. fishingmn April 2, 2010 at 7:40 am #

    I scratched my head on Baker too.

    And then there was Mariners and Rangers both in the playoffs? Red Sox & Rays are better than both (imho)

  4. Weatherboy April 2, 2010 at 9:07 am #

    There will be more crappy weather days (below 60 or rainy or snowy or windy) than nice weather days at the new field-without-a-roof this season.

  5. Adam April 2, 2010 at 9:35 am #

    My predictions are posted:

    We seem to agree on our ROY choices, I am guessing for the same logic that I outline in my post, because Matusz could be successful in the toughest division in baseball. I would absolutely love to see another Twins/Cardinals World Series, I have them facing the Rockies in my predictions, but a repeat of the 1987 series would be outstanding. Scott Baker coming in 3rd in the CY Young voting is a gutsy selection, I don’t know if his ERA can be low enough for that, but I like that you are going out on a limb.

  6. Steven April 2, 2010 at 9:58 am #

    Kubel is the most valuable Twin, but Mauer takes 2nd in the AL voting?

  7. mike wants wins April 2, 2010 at 10:38 am #

    Twins: 90 wins, make playoffs, win in the first round, lose in the LCS.

    Twins rookie: none of the above? This leadership does not seem to like rookies, and unless someone on the roster fails, we won’t see much of them. However, Slama has the best chance to make an impact, as it is more likely that a RP fails than one of the position players.

  8. akaDawn April 2, 2010 at 10:07 pm #

    Feeling the Kubel-love, but where is Punto on the MVP list??? ;-)

  9. 8th inning guy April 4, 2010 at 7:17 am #

    No dominant starting pitching. No dominant relief. They’ll be lucky to win their division which i think they will but they dont match up starting pitcher vs. starting pitcher with boston or new york. Anything can happen in a single series but it would take winnig two series in a row with
    unfavorable pitching matchups.

  10. mntwin34 April 5, 2010 at 1:50 am #

    2010 Twins All-Stars – Joe Mauer (Starter), Justin Morneau, Denard Span, Jason Kubel, and Scott Baker.

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