With Twins fest in the books and the first spring training games coming up at the end of the month itís time to take a look at the upcoming roster and see what we got. Last season was disappointing to say the least. Can we look forward to something better this season?
Letís begin by looking at the starting pitching.
No matter how you look at it the starting pitching last year was in a word, awful, and that may be putting it politely. The rotation had the highest ERA of
Well the move has finally arrived, we all knew it was coming sooner or later. Now itís time for the panic and the uninformed clichťís to fly. However before you curse the contract or start making inaccurate comparisons; stop, take a breath, and look at some facts.
Yes itís true that Mauer is more valuable at catcher then at first base. Itís a simple fact that the catcher position is far more valuable than first base. But with Mauer having a concussion and so little known about what
While Most fans (and I am one of them) are hoping the Twins get a power arm with the number 4 pick tonight there is another possibility that is interesting. San Diego 3B Kris Bryant is leading College in HRs. Heck he has more bombs then the majority of college teams. That kind of right handed power is rare in the game right now. Also position players (aside from catcher) carry far less risk then pitchers. Oakland A's GM Billy Beane says you need 3 pitching prospects to fill one spot in the rotation
Playoff Rundown: Whyeach team can and canít win it all
Well itís that time of year again, the greatest of those months, October. With the postseason about to get underway every baseball fan has one question on his or her mind; who will win it all? With that question in mind experts and amateurs alike try to look at the numbers and try to predict who has the best shot. However the same logic and metric we use in a regular season donít always work the same in October. As we have
Well here it is, September, the stretch run. For me tied for the second best time of year with opening week and trails only October. This is the time of year when series become critical. I know a win in April counts the same as a win in September. However there is one major difference, a team with a losing streak early in the season has all sorts of time to recover. Right now teams only have about 25 games remaining.
Now I know the Twins are out of it but if you call yourself a baseball