Central Division Prediction Contest

Prediction time! With the Twins Magic Number at 9, and a relatively easy 13 game schedule from here on out, a Twins Central Division win is a near certainty. So let’s do a contest when the Twins will outright clinch the division. Below is the schedule for both teams to help you decide. The earliest the Twins could clinch is this Friday September 20th.

DayDateMN GameCLE Game
M9.16CWS@MN
TU9.17CWS@MNDET@CLE
W9.18CWS@MNDET@CLE
TH9.19KC@MNDET@CLE
F9.20KC@MNPHI@CLE
SA9.21KC@MNPHI@CLE
SU9.22KC@MNPHI@CLE
M9.23
TU9.24MN@DETCLE@CWS
W9.25MN@DETCLE@CWS
TH9.26MN@DETCLE@CWS
F9.27MN@KCCLE@WAS
SA9.28MN@KCCLE@WAS
SU9.29MN@KCCLE@WAS

Put your prediction in the comments below (spoiler if you want). Try to get them in by say before Tuesday's game. Then sit back and see when the Twins will be sipping (and spilling) champagne.

23 thoughts on “Central Division Prediction Contest”

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  2. B-R did 1000 simulations, and of the ones which occurred more than 10 times and involving the Twins:

    • Twins vs Dodgers: 62 times, Dodgers win 69.4%
    • Twins vs Braves: 36 times, Braves win 58.3%
    • Cardinals vs Twins: 33 times, Cards win 54.5%
    • Nationals vs Twins: 15 times, Nationals win 60.0%
    • Cubs vs Twins: 13 times, Twins win 61.5%

    Three things I get out of this exercise -- Twins are in the WS at least 16% of the time, the Twins should strive to catch the Braves, and Go Cubs! :/

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  3. I'm thinking if we have a bunch of the same dates, that a tie-breaker will be if you think the clinch will be because (1) the Twins win and Cleveland loses that day; (2) Minnesota wins and Cleveland wins; or, (3) Minnesota loses, Cleveland loses.

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