Second Half Predictions
Depending upon how late I get home tonight, I hope to do an interesting posting giving some awards for the first half, with the help of many Twins related bloggers, writers and more. But today, I thought it would be fun to come up with some predictions for the second half. Iíll make a few predictions and then encourage you to leave your second half predictions as well. So here are nine from me:
∑ The Twins WILL make a trade at or before the July 31st deadline for a middle infielder.
∑ Joe Mauer will NOT hit .400. In fact, I am going to go out on a limb and say that he will not even win the batting title.
∑ Justin Morneau will be vastly underrated and only because he plays first base.
∑ Denard Span will get the OBP up to and slightly over .400.
∑ Scott Baker will be the teamís top starting pitcher in the second half.
∑ Jose Mijares will be better in the 2nd half than he was in the 1st half.
∑ Jesse Crain and Alexi Casilla will not be with the Twins on August 1st.
∑ Anthony Slama will be.
∑ Twins edge out Detroit to win the AL Central by one game.
Alright, your turn. What are your big predictions for the second half of the season?
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