2014 over/unders: Minnesota Twins
It's time to take a look at some overs and unders yet again. This time, the Minnesota Twins.
Time for another round of team over/unders. What's this, you ask? Here's the explanation:
As part of our preview of the 2014 season to come, let's roll out a few "over/unders" for each team. That is, we'll assign a number to some different categories that, in their own way, will predict one facet of the season ahead. In turn, you, the loyal commenter, will let us know whether you take the "over" or "under" for each category. Stated another way, will the actual figure be higher or lower than the one we've presented? Remember, we're talking 2014 season and 2014 season only.
Today's installment brings us to the Minnesota Twins, who made the playoffs six times from 2002-10, but haven't won more than 66 games since.
Place in the AL Central: 4.5
Teams in the AL with a worse record: 1.5
Joe Mauer's batting average: .323
Joe Mauer's home runs: 13.5
Brian Dozier's home runs and stolen bases combined: 28.5
Number of All-Stars: 1.5
The trade candidate and free agent to be Jay Bruce has six homers in his last five games
The 2002 Rangers hold the MLB record at 27 games
The Orioles are the new No. 1 team in baseball
Puig has worn American and Cuban flag themed cleats this season as well
Rondon has 18 saves with a 1.95 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 37 innings this season
Stanton helped the Marlins on both sides of the ball Wednesday afternoon