With the Twins coming off one of their worst pitching seasons in over a decade, many fans and analysts are blaming the Twins’ “pitch to contact” philosophy. Critics cite career lows in strikeout rates for pitchers like Francisco Liriano and Matt Capps in 2011 as proof that there needs to be a new approach on the mound.
However, if we look back at the Twins’ recent history, we see that the “pitch to contact” strategy has actually played a large
I'm sure you've all heard the news by now, but Rhett Bollinger (Twins beat writer for MLB.com) reports that Joel Zumaya, newly acquired righty reliever, "intends to stay healthy" this season. The main point of this article (I'm guessing since have only actually read the headline) is that in the past years, Zumaya has gone into the season looking to get hurt. "In 2010, I went into the season with one goal: breaking my arm while pitching," Zumaya probably said in this article