Twins in the playoffs

The Twins celebrated last night. They have made the playoffs. Now, they should put the pedal to the medal and overtake the Tigers to win the division.

One national writer is saying the Twins should ease up and try notto win the division. The reason? They would be better off facing the Yankees in a short series of five games in the first round than facing them in a longer series of seven games in the second round. If they win the division, they won't see the Yanks until the second round, assuming they win the first.

I think that is trash. While Gardenhire should rest his regulars a bit, the push to win the division and secure home-field advantage should go forward. Don't let up. You don't know if you'll be able to turn it on again when you have to.