I couldn't tell you if the Twins are going to take the division or go crashing down in a flaming pile of injuries. Or maybe just somewhere in the middle. Oh, right, optimism. Um... Win Twins!
How many games will the Twins win in 2023?
- 84-87 (53%, 10 Votes)
- 88+ (21%, 4 Votes)
- 81-83 (16%, 3 Votes)
- 78-80 (5%, 1 Votes)
- 74-77 (5%, 1 Votes)
- 73- (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 19
30 thoughts on “March 30, 2023: Here We Go”
I think we need to rely on Cleveland crashing down in a flaming pile of injuries to have a chance.
FanGraphs projections give the edge to the Twins, though the staff picks very slightly prefer the Guardians. I think a healthy Twins team can beat a healthy Guardians team.
dang, I knew our projection was 82, didn't realize that was highest!
Someone on r/baseball simmed 2023 in OOTP 50 times. The Twins averaged two more wins than the Guardians. They won the World Series five times!
The more balanced schedule is really going to reveal the difference in the divisions.
I'm #teambeau here. I think the Twins have a middling team this year plus can't feast on the Tigers/Royals as much as past years.
But neither can the Guardians. That said, they did best against the Twins in 2022, but close behind were their 12-7 records against the Royals and White Sox. FanGraphs puts the Twins and Guardians at identical strength of schedules (.498).
A big chunk of the CLE dominance over the Twins came in September last year. The Twins were awful at that point.
Just was about to type the same thing. It really all depends on health. If we avoid losing key players for an extended amount of time, I think we beat a healthy Cleveland team in the standings and finish with 84-90 wins. We do have more depth so don't think we fall too far if we get the injury bug again this year. Looking at other teams in the American League - The east is down a little with Boston doing very little in the offseason and the Yankees rotation already falling apart. The teams out west don't really scare me. I think we can still hit that 84-90 win range.
So you're saying there's a 10% chance!
Why is Larnach in left? Is he a better fielder than Gallo, or do we just not have a better first baseman than Gallo when Kiriloff isn't in the lineup?
I know they were talking about Gallo playing some first base this year. I doubt that Larnach is a better fielder than Gallo, but I seem to remember he rated pretty well during his limited time out there. I am all about giving him a fair amount of at bats.
Sounds like teams will still provide housing, and the deal improves the housing provided.
I knew they were underpaid but …… yikes.
Say sean, could we get a 2023 Game Logs category added to WordPress? I've got today's in the generic Game Logs category.
You’d think a guy who only works every other Thursday could occasionally get lucky with season openers and big games being on his off Thursday. Oh well.
You'd think a guy who writes his own schedule and rarely works Thursdays could occasionally get lucky with season openers and big games. However, I am still pretty occupied with following the Wild right now.
You'd think that we could get more than, say, five minutes into the season before the incessant Aaron Judge chatter starts up again.
EDIT: Dang, I was hoping that would load.
Sounds like you're free for the home opener!
Indeed, it’s a hell of a silver lining.
I have never had mlb.tv but thinking about purchasing it this season.
Is it a good service? or is it NBA Season Pass quality?
I'm happy with both, particularly since The Boy may or may not be my provider.
But at least with MLB, fewer games are blacked out Because On ABCESPN.
When I had to use it, I loved it.
Naz Reid 🙁