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Johan down again

by ThejacKmp on 06-07-2014 at 08:12 AM
I know ESPN is moronic sometimes but I couldn't believe that I was reading an article where they judged a pitcher based on wins. I thought we were four to five years past that. I'm not asking for advanced stats either, just maybe ERA and strikeouts?

Its especially frustrating because Johan was robbed in 2005 for the Cy Young by this very wins mentality. He had an ERA a full .6 lower than Colon (2.87 vs. 3.48), pitched 9 more innings and struck out over 80 more batters but

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Starting Pitching and the Folly of the Pohlad Fortune

by ThejacKmp on 04-25-2013 at 07:34 AM
I was reading this article and in the comments section came across this blurb in the comments section concerning the Twins not being able to get FA starting pitching:

Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
Considering free agency will never be an option for this, the only alternatives would be to get lucky with a college arm early in the draft or get good value in a trade.
I don't understand where this assumption comes from. I know that the Twins haven't gone out and gotten this free agent pitcher in the last

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