• Maybe It Will Be The Twins?

    Posted by on September 20th, 2009 · Comments (6)

    Back in 2006, the Minnesota Twins were 10 games back of first place on July 2nd and they made it to first on September 28th. And, it looks like they may be pulling a repeat of 2006 in 2009…

    On September 7th of this season, the Twins were 7 games back of first place – and, now, they’re just two games back of the Tigers. And, Detroit has lost 9 of their last 12 games…

    If the Yankees win the A.L. East and the Twins win the A.L. Central, more than likely, these two teams will then meet in the ALDS.

    As we know, this season, the Yankees played the Twins seven times and beat them in every contest. And, since 2002, the Twins are 3-23 when playing at Yankee Stadium.

    Can you imagine what would happen if the Yankees faced the Twins in the 2009 ALDS and then lost?

    Comments on Maybe It Will Be The Twins?

    1. Evan3457
      September 20th, 2009 | 12:03 pm

      But that can’t be!

      The Twins are not a quality opponent.

      I know this, because the Yanks are 7-0 against them, and they’re included in the “Weak Sister Five” commonly cited as the main reason the Yanks are 41 games over .500.

      How could such a disastrously bad team even make the postseason, much less beat the Yanks in the ALDS?
      Because: this is baseball, not football or basketball, and that’s why they play the games.

    2. Tresh Fan
      September 20th, 2009 | 1:22 pm

      If the Twinkies do make the Post Season Joe Mauer is the 2009 AL MVP, hands down.

    3. Evan3457
      September 20th, 2009 | 1:31 pm

      He’s the MVP now, even if they don’t make it. The Twins are 2 games out with two weeks left. That’s close enough.

    4. Tresh Fan
      September 20th, 2009 | 1:57 pm

      @ Evan3457:
      Sort of like Brooks Robinson in 1964.

    5. Evan3457
      September 20th, 2009 | 2:18 pm

      Tresh Fan wrote:

      @ Evan3457:
      Sort of like Brooks Robinson in 1964.

      Well, sort of…the main difference being that Mauer is also the best hitter in the league this season as well as a Gold Glove at a key defensive position.

    6. Tresh Fan
      September 20th, 2009 | 2:50 pm

      More than sort of, actually In 1964 Robinson was 27 and en route to winning his 5th Gold Glove. At that juncture he was considered the greatest defensive 3B in history. That season he would also lead the AL in RBIs while finishing 2nd in BA. For a good part of the year the O’s were in 1st and everyone said Brooks was MVP, but then the Yankees came on strong down the stretch and passed the Birdies. But people still held to the opinion that Robinson was MVP regardless of where his team finished, and in the end he took something like 19 of the 20 1st place ballots to win the honor easily. I suspect Mauer will win it just as easily.

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