Before the start of the 2015 baseball season, at the draft of one of my fantasy baseball leagues, regular reader, Sark, predicted that the Minnesota Twins might be a threat in the A.L. Central this season.
I really wasn’t sure what to make of this prediction. I didn’t like their dismissal of Ron Gardenhire, perhaps my favorite manager, and I didn’t see any big improvements they made made to their roster, although I didn’t follow them that closely in the off season, and after the Tigers torched them to open the season, I didn’t think much more about them. But did anyone notice that they swept a four game series from the White Sox this weekend?
Thursday they beat Chris Sale into a conniption hanging nine runs on him in three innings. Friday they beat them 1-0. Saturday they won 5-3 and today they finished off the sweep with a 13-3 annihilation. They are now in third place, one game over .500, and 7-3 in their last 10.
Sark, you may be on to something. It’s early, but as Nebraska says, “we shall see”.