On line sports gambling handicappers again expect big things from the Twins for the 2010 sportsgambling season as they move to their new home at Target Field. The Twins have played in the “great indoors” of the Metrodome since 1982 and had their greatest on line sports gambling success in that era as they won World Series titles in 1987 and 1991 and were a perennial contender for the majority of the time.
Last year the Twins had a sports gambling online record of 87-76 and owed their success to a strong offensive lineup that ranked 5th overall in major league baseball for run production. The pitching staff was more suspect and ranked 23rd overall in on line sports gambling for earned run average.
The Twins were dominated in the American League Divisional Playoffs by the eventual World Series champion New York Yankees. Right fielder Michael Cuddyer was a big part of the Twins on line sports gambling success for 2009 as he hit .276 with 32 home runs and 94 runs batted in for his best season ever as a pro.
He has been a regular in the Twins lineup for the past 6 on line sports gambling seasons. Catcher Joe Mauer was another key component to the lineup last year as he hit a phenomenal .365 with 28 home runs and 96 runs batted in. Right hand starter Scott Baker is currently listed as the number one man in the rotation.
Baker was 15-9 last year with a 4.37 earned run average. Baker allowed 28 home runs last year and will need to cut down that number to keep his top status. He has a career ERA of 4.27 in 5 years as a pro, all of which have been as a Twin.
Joe Nathan saved 47 games in 52 chances last year and had a strong 2.10 earned run average as he struck out 89 batters in 68.2 innings of work. He has been the closer for Minnesota since 2004 and has had at least 38 saves each year with an ERA at 2.10 or lower in all but one season.