5 Ridiculous Overreactions To The Minnesota Twins’ Early Action

5 Overreactions To Minnesota Twins' Early Action

5 Overreactions To Minnesota Twins' Early Action
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The Minnesota Twins are off to a 3-4 start this year, and are very much in contention for the AL Central crown. Their pitching has been underwhelming, but some hot bats and a stabilization of the rotation, and this team could be making the playoffs. On the other hand, the season is early and optimism is high, but here are some more overreactions to the beginning of the Minnesota Twins' 2014 season.

5. Aaron Hicks Is Officially A Bust

Aaron Hicks Is Officially A Bust
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5. Aaron Hicks Is Officially A Bust

Aaron Hicks Is Officially A Bust
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Aaron Hicks won over Twins fans before the 2013 season even began. A strong spring had the rookie penciled in as the Opening Day center fielder and a strong candidate to win Rookie of the Year. However, after batting .192 through 281 at-bats, Hicks was sent to AAA, where he struggled (.222 BA) some more. Through seven games this season, Hicks has a .200 batting average, but with two doubles and only five strikeouts, he should turn things around.

4. Chris Colabello Is Team MVP

Chris Colabello Is Team MVP
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4. Chris Colabello Is Team MVP

Chris Colabello Is Team MVP
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Chris Colabello is one of the few feel good journeyman stories in the major leagues. Now, in his second season with the Twins, Colabello has a .370 batting average, one home run, and a team leading 11 RBI’s. He’s been productive in the middle of the lineup, and as the ultimate platoon player he will get plenty of at-bats, which likely will bring him down to earth, where being a .280 hitter is more realistic in the long run.

3. Kurt Suzuki Will Outperform Joe Mauer

Kurt Suzuki Will Outperform Joe Mauer
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3. Kurt Suzuki Will Outperform Joe Mauer

Kurt Suzuki Will Outperform Joe Mauer
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If things stay on-course, newly signed catcher Kurt Suzuki will have Twins fans forgetting about Joe Mauer’s catching days. Suzuki’s .389 batting average is highest on the team, and his two strikeouts are tied for the fewest. Mauer is hitting just .250, but over time he will return to form and possibly improve upon his .323 career batting average. Suzuki on the other hand is splitting time at catcher with Josmil Pinto and is a career .253 hitter.

2. Minnesota Twins Have A Top 5 Offense

Minnesota Twins Have A Top 5 Offense
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2. Minnesota Twins Have A Top 5 Offense

Minnesota Twins Have A Top 5 Offense
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The Twins are second in the majors in on-base percentage and third in runs scored. They are finding more than one way to get on base, mostly through walks, and so far have been able to drive those runners in. However, the Twins lack a true power hitter, and with only one All-Star on the offensive side of the ball, they simply don’t have the talent to keep producing at such a high level.

1. Ricky Nolasco Is The Next Vance Worley

Ricky Nolasco Is The Next Vance Worley
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1. Ricky Nolasco Is The Next Vance Worley

Ricky Nolasco Is The Next Vance Worley
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The Twins trotted out Vance Worley on Opening Day last season, and after disappointing fans for 48.2 innings with an ERA of 7.21, he was finally sent to AAA to finish the year. Ricky Nolasco has lasted just 10 innings in two starts this season, and with an ERA of 9.00, he desperately needs to turn things around if he want’s to avoid being the second straight Opening Day starter to flame out for the Twins.

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