By now, youíve probably heard about the dominant stretch R.A. Dickey has put together over his last few starts. Heís thrown back-to-back 1 hitters, and hereís his stat line from those two games combined: 18 IP, 1 R (unearned), 2 H, 2 BB, 25 K. In particular, look at that K/BB ratio. From a knuckleballer! Now how about his last 6 starts?: 48.2 IP, 21 H, 2 R (1 ER), 5 BB, 63 K, 3 complete games.
As a Twins fan, it may be a bit bittersweet to see this from Dickey, because he was
I hear lots of griping about the lack of starters. I think Terry Ryan has put a more professional team on the field with smart moves. Sure they won't win the central, but I believe TR will assemble more pitchers in the offseason.
Even other writers think so
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In six weeks the trade deadline will come to pass, but before that happens there will be rumors, conjecture, and wheeling/dealing of innumerable kinds. It's exhilarating and yet, frightening because--after all--you're giving up something you know for something that is totally unpredictable.
There's so much uncertainty that it makes me feel every bit as anxious as I used to feel
Updated 06-19-2012 at 12:32 PM by PeanutsFromHeaven
Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
Here is this week's installment:
Congratulations to Beloit Snappers for making the 1st half playoffs. Here are Snappers' AJ Pettersen's thoughts about Beloit's first half.Congratulations to Oswarlo Arcia for being promoted to New Britain. He is on the 40 man roster, so it very well be that he would be called up to the Twins in September from AA, pretty much like Parmelee and Benson did last season.Here is a
If Ben Revere's legacy with the Twins is as a speedy outfielder who
was a placeholder until better players developed, that's just fine
[Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]
If you read this blog with any regularity, it's no secret
Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan
After pulling out a victory in a 15-inning affair on Sunday afternoon and into Sunday evening, the Twins got a much needed day of rest yesterday before traveling to Pittsburgh. The Twins will play the Pirates and the Reds to complete their interleague schedule before returning home and getting back into American League action. Both of these teams have been playing well in the last couple weeks so it will be interesting to see
The Twins had another off day on Monday, following the long Fatherís Day afternoon at Target Field on Sunday. On Monday afternoon, the team flew to Pittsburgh where they will play three inter-league games against the Pirates before heading to Cincinnati for three games against the Reds.
In the minor leagues, Monday was the first game for the GCL Twins and Tuesday will be the first game for Elizabethton. The Florida State League returned to action on Monday following its All Star break.
I love the Twins Daily Site. It presents to me a lot of insight, angles and intelligence.
I love the metrics also, and I understand it is a sabermetric dominated site - but in a way, I find the Twins Daily site a dominated platform for "Metrics" individuals and it can become quite stifling for some.
There is seemingly a small amount who play it by the vest and display their emotional quotient, but they are on this site hoping for their chance to have a voice...
Originally posted at http://troystwinsdugout.wordpress.co...e-the-victory/
Hello Twins fans, How about that game yesterday! It took 15 innings, but the Twins got it done thanks to a base hit by Denard Span that scored Brian Dozier. There were plenty of mistakes for the Twins at the plate. The most glaring is Ryan Doumit grounding out with the bases loaded to end the bottom of the Twelfth. Part of it
Updated 06-19-2012 at 12:02 AM by Troy Larson
Not a very active (or successful) night tonight. Ft. Myers is coming back from their All-Star break, while Beloit heads into theirs. New Britain has an off night, but GCL Twins debuted tonight, sans Byron Buxton and the Elizbethton Twins start tomorrow. Thus I have added 2 new pages and they new tabs can be seen on the bottom of the page.
Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog
Hi. It's been a while. Nothing like a busy-at-work-busy-at-home lifestyle to put a dent in one's blogging ambitions. But anyhoo...
I have a few thoughts.
My thoughts on Ben Revere
How much fun has Benny been to watch lately? The plays in the outfield, the improved hitting, the smiling, the adorableness, the little chicken wing thing he does in the batting box, the plays in the outfield ...
Some spring training moves are bearing fruit. The question is when they will be most ripe?
Glen Perkins hasn't been especially effective this year, but he still profiles as possible closer long term, with well over a strikeout per inning. Even better, this spring he signed a deal that keeps his salary team-controlled through 2016 at a level considerably below that of a closer.
So how should the Twins play that? On the one hand, they could trade him now to
Originally published at www.Knuckleballsblog.com
I recently received a review copy of Harmon Killebrew: Ultimate Slugger. The book was written by Steve Aschburner with a foreword by Jim Thome and published by Triumph Books.
Steve Aschburner is a long time sports writer, covering all four major league sports and NCAA basketball. His primary area of emphasis is NBA basketball,
The look of a displaced man who will
never again see Target Field
[Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]
For purposes of this post, I need to start of with 2 limitations: First, I'm thinking about players in the upper levels