Bremer sees Twins taking another step forward in 2016

Bremer sees Twins taking another step forward in 2016

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Count longtime Twins broadcaster Dick Bremer as one of those who believes Minnesota will build on its 2015 campaign that saw the club post a winning record for the first time since 2010.

Bremer, in his 33rd year as the television voice of the Twins, knows the club is counting on several youngsters. But he told in a video interview that he thinks they can be even better than they were a year ago.

"I think everyone would be safe in assuming that the expectations are that they'll have a better year, because, in my mind, of how they put together the winning record from last year, with the influence of young guys who should only get better," Bremer said. "Guys like [Miguel] Sano, [Byron] Buxton, [Eddie] Rosario."

Bremer, though, acknowledged how difficult the American League is this year, especially the AL Central. So it's hard to predict how it'll turn out.

"I think the American League is going to be very, very balanced," Bremer said. "I don't think there is going to be anyone with less than 70 wins, I don't think there's going to be anyone with more than 90. Now, within that, the American League Central might be the most balanced division of the three in the American League, in my mind. I think you could make a case for any of the five teams -- including the Twins and the Royals -- everybody finishing first and getting to the playoffs."

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.