13 Fearless Minneosta Twins Predictions

Marty AndradeSenior Writer IJune 28, 2009

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 11:  Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins bats against the Oakland Athletics during a Major League Baseball game on June 11, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Fearless predictions for the final half of the Twins season:

-Kevin Slowey will not get 20 wins.

-Scott Baker will win eight more games.

-R.A. Dickey’s ERA will stay below 4.00.

-Justin Morneau won’t hit more than 30 home runs.

-Joe Mauer will not hit .400, or even .390, but he will hit 25 home runs.

-Joe Crede will miss 20 more games.

-Delmon Young’s OPS will slip above .700.

-Matt Tolbert, Nick Punto and Alexi Casilla will have a combined OPS nearly equal to that of national league pitchers in the second half.

-Danny Valencia will don a Twins Uniform before the end of the year.

-Trevor Plouffe will start at least 10 games for the Twins.

-Jason Kubel will have the third highest OPS on the team.

-Joe Nathan will blow four more saves.

-Carlos Gomez will start less than half the remaining games after the All Star break in Center Field.