The Minnesota Twins are For Real In 2019.

By Scott Manning
May. 10, 2019

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The Minnesota Twins Are For Real This Season. If you Don't Believe Me Look at what they Have Done So Far. They Have the Hitting and the Pitching this Time Around and they Have Beaten Teams Like the Yankees, Astros and Indians.

They Have a 23-12 Record And with a .675 Win Percentage They Could Be a Factor In The Post Season, I know it's Only Mid May But anything Can Happen.

I know they Have Beaten Up The Cellar Dwellers Along the Way, They Are 6-0 against the Baltimore Orioles And I Almost Forgot, they Are 7-6 Against the Yankees, Astros and Indians.

Keep This In Mind To The Twins Just Held The Blue Jays to One Run In a Three Game Set In Toronto Which Leads Me to the Pitching Staff.

The Pitching for the Twins Has Been Excellent this Season So Far. Jose Berrios Leads The Team In Wins With 6, 51 Strikeout and with a 2.53 ERA He Would Be the Pitcher I would want If I was In the Postseason.

But I have Some other Starters to think about to. Martin Perez, He's 5-0 with a 2.83 ERA so I have another Pitcher Who Could Get the Job Done If Needed and Perez Has Improved His Slider In a Big Way.

Kyle Gibson, He Is 3-1 With a 4.19 ERA, The ERA on Him Worries Me Just a Little Bit Because He's a Good Pitcher But He Still Has Some Work To do So Bottom Line Kyle Gibson Needs a Little Improvement.

The Pitching Staff As a Whole Has Been Very Good This Season With a 3.80 ERA as a Team and With Blake Parker Doing his Part In the Bullpen With 6 Saves and 1.54 ERA It's Clear to Me that the Twins Pitching Staff Has Really Improved In a BIG Way.

The Twins Have Also Got the Job Done With the Bats Also, I Haven't Forgotten About the Hitting.

Eddie Dascrio, He Leads The Team with 13 Home Runs and 31 RBI'S This Season. His Numbers are Pretty Good to. {.233/.273/.564} With Numbers Like That How Could The Twins Be as Good Right Now.

Don't Forget Jorge Polanco Either He Leads the Team In Batting Average and Has Seven Home Runs and 14 RBI'S and His Batting Numbers are Very Excellent {.344/.412/.649} He's The Best Power Hitter that The Twins Have Right Now and If Polanco Keeps It Up the Twins Could Be a Factor At the End Of the Season.

The Twins Could Win the American League Central.

Here's My Take, When the Season First Started The Twins We Projected to Win 85 Ballgames the Season with a 11.1% Chance of Winning the Division. Now With Injuries Hurting the Indians and With The Indians Struggles against teams at the Bottom of the League and the Twins Just Doing Everything Right the Twins are Now Projected to Win 93 Ballgames and they Now have a 53.5% Chance Of Ending the Cleveland Indians Chokehold Of the AL Central. And they Have Chance, An Outside Chance Grant You But It's There, They Could Win 100 Games Or More Because they Have a Team in 2019 That Could Do it.

And Yes I Will Say This Now, The Twins are Going Somewhere In 2019, And I Do mean the Postseason in 2019 If they Keep Playing Like they Are Right Now.