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  1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Han Joelo
    Drew Butera is the worst hitter in all of baseball.
    Well, he is.
  2. drunksam's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Han Joelo
    Drew Butera is the worst hitter in all of baseball.

    This may be true, but there are a lot of awful hitting backup (and starting) catchers in the league.

    Nice post, by the way.

    It's not a stereotype if it's true? You'd be hard pressed to find a worse hitter. Wait, are we counting pitchers and the kid who made the high school team because the school only has 38 kids in it? Whatever, I'm done. Drew is terrible with the bat.

    I'm going to go count my gold coins.
  3. Han Joelo's Avatar
    Drew Butera is the worst hitter in all of baseball.

    This may be true, but there are a lot of awful hitting backup (and starting) catchers in the league.

    Nice post, by the way.
  4. Teflon's Avatar
    The Twins Play the Game the Right Way

    The Twins were always credited with good fundamentals on defense during their winning seasons. While pitching and injuries were blamed for the horrid season in 2011 and mostly just pitching in 2012, the media was still praising the team for playing the game "the right way" even though the Twins also really stunk on defense. (-55 runs in Zone Total Fielding Runs Above Average for those two years)
  5. TheMix's Avatar
    Not to be the grammar tool in the bunch. I think whomever this person is deserves to be heard and propelled forward as far as writing. However, with that in mind....in this case his slider "complements" his fastball, not "compliments".

    Damn I hate being that guy. Great analysis though.
  6. John Bonnes's Avatar
    I think Baker's performance this year is going to be very important and also very interesting. A couple of notes...

    First, it's an important year for him financially. The Twins have a $9M option on him next year and he'll need to earn that.

    Second, it turns out tht pitch count has not been proved to necessarily be that important for reducing injuries. A lot of what that was based on is now been shown to be a myth. If you're interested, I did 3 stories talking about that research. They are at:

    http://twinsgeek.blogspot.com/2010/05/maybe-bert-is-right-part-1.html
    http://twinsgeek.blogspot.com/2010/0...ht-part-2.html
    http://twinsgeek.blogspot.com/2010/0...ht-part-3.html

    Finally, I'll give a gratuitous plug for our Gleeman and the Geek podcast where we talk quite a bit about Baker and Pavano and disagree pretty vehemently about who was more valuable last year and what to expect this year. It will be published on the 21st.
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