Contest: Predict the Twins Opening Day Roster

Just for a little fun, let’s have a contest to predict the Twins opening day 25-man roster. I don’t know what we’ll use for a prize — I do have an extra copy of “Ball Four” lying around — but we’ll make it something interesting if anyone wants to even try.

A few rules:
FA is a completely acceptable answer if you think the Twins will add one. (As in ‘FA’ in the pen works for Dan Wheeler, etc.)
Rotation spots/bullpen spots need not be exactly right.
Must be posted in the ‘comments’ section.
Must enter before pitchers and catchers report. All ‘edits’ must be done by then.
Tie-breaker is last player cut from Twins cap (as reported by Phil Mackey or other reputable source).

Mine:

C- Joe Mauer
1B- Justin Morneau
2B- Alexi Casilla
3B- Danny Valencia
SS-  Jamey Carroll
OF- Ben Revere
OF- Denard Span
OF- Josh Willingham
DH- Ryan Doumit

C- J.R. Towles
IF- Luke Hughes
IF- Tsuyoshi Nishioka
OF- Trevor Plouffe

SP- Carl Pavano
SP- Francisco Liriano
SP- Scott Baker
SP- Nick Blackburn
SP- Jason Marquis
RP- Brian Duensing
RP- Glen Perkins
RP- Matt Capps
RP- Terry Doyle
RP- Alex Burnett
RP- Anthony Swarzak
RP- FA

Tie-Breaker: Lester Oliveros

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3 Responses to Contest: Predict the Twins Opening Day Roster

  1. Bryz says:

    C Joe Mauer
    1B Justin Morneau
    2B Alexi Casilla
    3B Danny Valencia
    SS Jamey Carroll
    OF Ben Revere
    OF Denard Span
    OF Josh Willingham
    DH Ryan Doumit

    C Drew Butera
    IF Luke Hughes
    IF Tsuyoshi Nishioka
    OF Trevor Plouffe

    SP Carl Pavano
    SP Francisco Liriano
    SP Scott Baker
    SP Nick Blackburn
    SP Jason Marquis
    RP Alex Burnett
    RP Glen Perkins
    RP Lester Oliveros
    RP Matt Capps
    RP Brian Duensing
    RP Anthony Swarzak
    RP FA

    Tiebreaker: Jason Bulger

    Mine isn’t much different from yours, Brandon.

  2. MinnySportsFan says:

    C- Joe Mauer
    1B- Justin Morneau
    2B- Alexi Casilla
    3B- Danny Valencia
    SS- Jamey Carroll
    OF- Ben Revere
    OF- Denard Span
    OF- Josh Willingham
    DH- Ryan Doumit

    C- Drew Butera
    IF- Luke Hughes
    IF- Tsuyoshi Nishioka
    OF- Trevor Plouffe

    SP- Francisco Liriano
    SP- Scott Baker
    SP- Carl Pavano
    SP- Jason Marquis
    SP- Nick Blackburn
    RP- Brian Duensing
    RP- Glen Perkins
    RP- Matt Capps
    RP- Alex Burnett
    RP- Anthony Swarzak
    RP – FA
    RP- FA

    Tie-Breaker: Delois Guerra

  3. cody w says:

    C. Mauer
    1B. Morneau
    2B. Casilla
    3B. Valencia
    SS. Carroll
    LF. Revere
    CF. Span
    RF. Willingham
    DH. Plouffe
    C/OF/1B. Doumit
    IF. Hughes
    IF. Nishioka
    C. Towles

    #3 SP. Baker
    #2 SP. Liriano
    #1 SP. Pavano
    #4 SP. Marquis
    #5 SP. Blackburn
    CP. Perkins by all star game
    RP. Capps starts season as closer
    RP. Duensing
    RP. Burnett
    RP. Swarzak
    RP. Doyle
    RP. Diamond

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