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  1. Moneyball, the 2014 Draft, and the Future of Twins Pitching

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    The Twins need top-notch starting pitchers if they are to compete in the latter half of this decade. Last year, Twins starters paced all starting staffs with a 5.26 ERA, while taking the loss in whopping, major league-topping 74 games. So, something has to change. But how?


    The most effective way to bolster starting pitching, long-term, is through the draft. Drafted players have greater longevity, and they come cheaper than buying developed
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    Updated 10-30-2013 at 06:06 PM by Don't Feed the Greed Guy

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  2. Why the City Pages are Silly

    Like everything else I write: this is also available at our original site: Peanuts from Heaven

    It's a spring-time tradition. When Spring Break arrives, I say goodbye to my students, make a few Arrested Development jokes with my colleagues, and pick up as much as I can find on the impending baseball season




    This year, in addition to the standard season preview issues of Sports Illustrated and ESPN, I also picked up the City Pages, on the basis of it's ominous ...
  3. A Thanksgiving Hors D'ouevre: A Peanuty Blueprint

    'Tis the season both for overeating and overanalyzing potential Twins transactions. While most people in Twins Territory will be fixated on football in the next 72 hours, I thought, on the off chance that someone sneaks a peak at this space, that I should make it look presentable. So, here's a new blog on how best to address the biggest issue the local nine faces this year.

    Most of the truly accomplished and respected Twins' bloggers have presented their blueprints for general consumption. ...
  4. 2012's Teachable Moments: Money Changes You

    This post was originally published at Peanuts From Heaven

    The playoffs are in high gear, but those who cling to hope for the underdogs might be forgiven for tuning out early this year. The league championship series featured the past three champions (Cardinals, Giants and Yankees) and a preseason favorite (the Detroit Tigers). Gone are the plucky upstarts: the Nationals, the A's, the O's, the Reds. In short all the teams who haven't sniffed the World Series in over 20 years, and in
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