By La Velle
O.K. let’s try this again….
The first Picks to Click vote wound up being a curse, as Jason Kubel and Matt Garza were voted as the Twins player and pitcher to light it up this season.
Kubel was unable to get the pilot light going, batting .273 with 13 homers and 65 RBI. Garza didn’t even make the team out of spring training, complained about how he was being treated in the minors and, once called up, finished 5-7 with a 3.69 ERA.
That’s not exactly clicking.
What’s great about a new season is that you get another chance to get it right.
I’m asking you to pick one position player and one pitcher you think will have a big year. We all may have different opinions of what, `big,’ is, but let’s be sure that if you select Justin Morneau, he’s got to push 40 homers and 135 RBI because he’s done the 30-100 thing a couple times. For someone like Delmon Young, 25 bombs and 115 RBI is a, `click,’ year.
Twins starters have to win at least 13 games, preferably 15. The expectations are lower for these youngsters.
The polls are open until Sunday evening and the results posted by mid-week. Have fun….