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The schedule makers didn’t do the Twins any favors. Aside from the fact that they stand pretty much no chance of succeeding in 2014, they will endure a tough start to the season.
Buster Olney ranks Minnesota’s early schedule the toughest in the American League. The Twinkies will face 31 of 40 games against teams who were above .500 in 2013 and play just 18 of their first 40 games at Target Field.
A particularly gruesome gambit for Minnesota begins on April 18 when they will face 25 straight games against teams that either made the playoffs or bowed out in the season’s final days.
Yikes, good luck with that schedule–however if they survive May in decent shape, perhaps a surprise run could be in store?
Probably not, but take it from a Tiger fan from the dark days of 1989-2005, you gotta have hope.
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