Minnesota Twins Baseball Predictions 2010: The Minnesota Twins [5/4] have been listed as the early sports betting odds favorites to win the American League Central Division title this season by most Baseball Predictions 2010 sportsbooks in the world, including SPORTSBETTING.com! After being swept by the eventual World Series Champion New York Yankees in the AL Divisional Series, the Twins are ready for another exciting season with reigning AL Most Valuable Player Joe Mauer and a brand new stadium, Target Field ready to open its doors on April 12, 2010.
With a new look and fresh vibe, how far will this team go in the upcoming 2010 campaign and postseason? According to Baseball Predictions 2010 Betting Odds makers, the Minnesota Twins [20/1] have been listed with the twelfth best sports betting odds to win the 2010 World Series. As far as winning the 2010 American League Pennant is concerned, Minnesota [12/1] currently trails New York, Boston, LA Angels, Tampa Bay, and Seattle. The Twins are currently tied with Texas in that sports betting odds category.
To improve from last season, the Twins signed pitcher Nick Blackburn to a four-year, $14 million contract, which includes an $8 million option for 2014. For a second year in a row, Blackburn went 11-11 and finished with a 4.30 ERA. He also led the team in innings pitched and finished second in wins. But of the Twins are to improve from last season, they’re going to need their superstars to stay healthy.
This week, stellar closer Joe Nathan was removed from his first Spring Training appearance after complaining of soreness in his surgically repaired right elbow. He was flown back to Minnesota to undergo a series of tests. The 35-year-old Nathan was 2-2 with a stingy 2.10 ERA and a career-high 47 saves last year.
"Hopefully, it's just something like a little post-op scar tissue breaking up, something like that," Nathan said. "That's why I'm going for these pictures and getting this information, hoping that's what it is."