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  1. Prospect watch update

    Early this season, I wrote about 10 prospects who I believed would have breakout seasons. These are not top prospects but 25-50 ranking prospects who I believed would emerge into serious big league contenders down the road. Here is an update on them and my prognostication results are definitely mixed.

    (age), team, PA, slash, 2B/3B/HR, BB/K, SB/SBA
    (age), team, IP, ERA, K/BB, WHIP

    The Good:

    Nate Roberts: (23-6), Beloit, 339, .303/.435/.435, 18/3/4, ...
  2. Blind faith vs. evidence and reason

    When coming to form one's beliefs or making evaluations about things, the rather vast ocean between blind faith and evidence sets up a stark contrast in reasoned (or un-reasoned) judgment. This post is not about evolution or theism, but about something much less important in the grand scheme of things.

    This post is about the Twins' evaluation of Anthony Slama.

    Let's first examine the evidence, sticking to Slama's minor league and major league statistics. In parts of four ...
  3. An early blueprint for 2013

    Soon it will be time to actually get serious about next year (imagine being a Cubs fan). Maybe a title like Dr. StrangeGlove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb of the 2012 Twins Season would be most appropriate here.

    An early blueprint for 2013:

    Trade Justin Morneau (Oakland, Texas, Tampa Bay would seem to be potential teams for this trade) for pitching prospects (hopefully at least one in AA or AAA) or even an arbitration-eligible pitcher. Maybe include ...

    Updated 08-23-2012 at 02:08 PM by Shane Wahl

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