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Article: Twins 2019 Position Analysis: Starting Pitcher

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:59 AM
Nowhere has the reforging of this team's identity over the past half-decade been more apparent than in the starting rotation. Five years...

Twins and Gibson Discussion and Extension

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:55 AM
http://www.startribu...lier/507159692/   Interesting to see how this plays out. I'd have to think an extension is likely since the T...

Article: Could Martin Perez Be 2019's Anibal Sanchez?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:22 AM
Last season, the Twins signed then 34-year-old starting pitcher Aníbal Sánchez to a one-year contract, a move that confused most of their...

Article: Homonym Leads to Hot Water for Jason Castro, Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:58 AM
Among the many “new school” approaches of the Twins front office is an increased focus on pitch framing, wherein catchers tweak their mov...

Leadoff Batter

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:36 PM
In most games this spring I've noticed Kepler being used as the leadoff batter. And based on results thus far (yeah, yeah, small sample s...

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The War on WAR

Posted by jwiederin , 15 February 2017 · 959 views

Community Blog Post
This will be my first post and hopefully one of many. Most of my work will be from the sabermetrics/analytical angle as I spend too much time on sites like FanGraphs and Baseball Reference.

Today, February 15th, an article was posted on FanGraphs about WAR (wins above replacement) and relating it to the "stars and scrubs" model in forming a baseball team...