10-24-2012, 09:27 AM #1
Dunn and Worsts
Two topics... one thread. Dunn won Comeback POY. A dubious honor perhaps. Still, I think Mauer should have won.
I saw this article, "Jerks of the Year: Worst Batters, Pitchers, Teams in the 2012 MLB Season."
Only one Twins mention that I noticed, Ben Revere hitting an MLB worst zero home runs. I did take note of the worst attendance: Tampa Bay drew 1,559,681 (19,255 average per game). That would have led the AL in 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1970 and 1974 (and very often prior to '61).
I imagine both leagues measure the same way now but, back in the day, one league (I think the AL) counted the turnstiles which included give-aways like Knothole Day (among others) while the other counted tickets sold, including no-shows. The NL numbers were always higher than the AL but nobody was really sure which league actually drew more.
10-24-2012, 10:23 AM #2
The requirement of 162 innings looks to have spared the Twins from peppering the worst pitching page. A full season from Blackburn likely would have given him the worst ERA, WHIP, ER and HR titles. Hendricks surely could have challenged for most loses.
10-24-2012, 10:24 AM #3
Dunn wan TSN's CPY trophy, not the MLB award. Those awards went to Fernando Rodney and Buster Posey.The Biggest Braves Fan on Twins Daily!
10-24-2012, 11:30 AM #4
10-24-2012, 11:46 AM #5
I was one that was absolutely in the camp that Dunn would rebound. NOW, I would never have gambles on his 39m left on his 3 yrs but......there are some players on that list I would gamble on this winter & Ricky Romero heads the list.
One bad year out of 4 would lessen what it will take to get him. Its a gamble but he's quasi-ace (at least #2 type) if he gets his control back.
10-24-2012, 01:29 PM #6