Twins Are Being Disrespected by MLB Win Total 2020

Mike Esposito
Twins shortstop Eddie Rosario celebrates a home run in the 2019 ALDS against the New York Yankees
Twins shortstop Eddie Rosario celebrates a home run in the 2019 ALDS against the New York Yankees / Brace Hemmelgarn/Getty Images

The Minnesota Twins seemingly came out of nowhere in 2019 and took the baseball world by storm, cruising to a 101-61 record and AL Central crown, largely due to a prolific lineup that crushed an MLB-record 307 homers during the season.

The Twins were ultimately swept out of the 2019 postseason by the New York Yankees in the ALDS, despite a record-setting regular season and it seems like oddsmakers aren't expecting a repeat performance, as the Twins' win total sits at 90.5 games for 2020, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Minnesota's 90.5 win total is easily the highest of any AL Central squad, and another division title may be in their future at the end of the year, but that number seems a bit low considering the make-up of the club's current roster.

Headlined by sluggers Nelson Cruz, Miguel Sanó and Eddie Rosario, Minnesota's "Bomba Squad" lineup still has plenty of offensive firepower even without C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop, who joined the Detroit Tigers in free agency. Additionally, you can even make a legitimate case that the team is more well-rounded than last season's history-making squad.

The Twins vastly improved their rotation this offseason after losing Martin Perez (Boston Red Sox) and Kyle Gibson (Texas Rangers) in free agency, signing Homer Bailey (1.9 WAR in 2019) and Rich Hill (2.45 ERA in 2019) to fill out a rotation headlined by young ace and AL Cy Young Award candidate Jose Berrios.

Given their improved rotation and the record-setting power already on this roster, the Twins seem to have everything in place to legitimately compete for more than 90 wins next season or come out on top in the AL Central.

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