“I don’t know about that,” Guillen answered. “Man by man, I don’t know. They’re playing better than us, yes. But man by man, I don’t know. Right now they are. They’re in first place. I don’t think man-by-man … we got a pretty good club.”
As Guillen is very well aware of, so do the Twins.
“They’re a better team than people think,” Guillen said. “Way better team. They got so many bullets to get you. I think their pitching staff, their starters hold on, they’re going to be a tough team to beat. Great defense. Good speed, their pitchers throw strikes.
“They have the best two hitters you’re going to see [in Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau]. I don’t want to say the best in the past 10 years because of Manny [Ramirez] and Papi [David Ortiz in their Boston days], but I’d rather pitch to Papi and those guys in their prime than pitch to those two kids.
“People forgot about [Jason] Kubel, [Michael] Cuddyer, [Delmon] Young. Just because they wear Minnesota Twins uniform, but they’re good. You got to admit it. They play well so many different ways. They put the ball in play, they execute well. What more can you ask of a team to play like that? That’s the reason every year they’re in the pennant race. When they’re not there, they’re fighting. Maybe I’m crazy or I look at it different way, but those guys are good.”
Ozzie Guillen – http://blogs.suntimes.com/whitesox/2010/05/are_the_sox_good_enough_even_i.html