Q&A: Glen Perkins, Stud Reliever & Stat Geek
Here's a follow-up audio interview on Fangraphs where Perkins answers the fan questions.
FanGraphs Audio: Glen Perkins Answers Reader Qs
Edited by snepp, 12 July 2012 - 06:27 PM.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:07 AM
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:10 PM
Glen is a very bright guy with a great head on his shoulders. I am not surprised by his ability to digest this type of information and use it to his advantage. My older brother played with Glen from 8th grade through High School in a winter Dome league at the old Rice street dome, and even back then you could tell he was going to go far in baseball.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:29 PM
he's the next to get the Kevin Slowey treatment.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:54 PM
Wait didn't Slowey get the Glen Perkins treatment?
The difference of course being Perkins nutted up and became a very nice asset to the team in the pen, while Slowey sulked, got traded, and showed the Twins there massive mistake by immediately getting let go by the Rockies and sent to AAA by the Indians were he has posted a robust 5.14 ERA!
Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:07 PM
If the front office knew how to use the internet, Perkins would be on the first flight back to Rochester after reading this nonsense.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:13 PM
I always find it amusing when people get their undies in a bunch after a player mentions an advanced stat. And to top it off, it is then used as an excuse to bludgeon the Twins front office some more.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 05:23 AM
Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:51 PM
I have a hard time believing Perk knows the daily scoop on what JR does. He plays baseball, and travels all over doing it, it would be improbable that Perk is that plugged in. That said, I'm not a big fan of JR, I've said it before. I want new blood in charge and changes made up and down the organization. This years draft has me curious to see where it goes. P.S. for as much **** as Billy Smith got, his big time minor league players are going to give the Twins their next best shot at a world series...
The audio interview is pretty damning regarding the Twins lack of statistical analysis. Glen basically admitted they were behind the times in not even having a SABR guy on staff until late 2011. It is usually really bad when a player is willing to admit that. Also stated something like they only have the one guy and maybe another guy who knows advanced stats, Yikes. Other MLB teams have had "Stats/SABR" guys on staff for 10 years and the Twins are finally joining the party? I bet the Rays have 10 Stats guys on hand.
I really like Perkins' game and honesty in these interviews. His answers give me little hope in Terry and his Good Old Boys and further proves that a complete overhaul of the FO and scouting department is needed.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:55 PM
P.S. for as much **** as Billy Smith got, his big time minor league players are going to give the Twins their next best shot at a world series...