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Nice article, John. But as a counter-point, I'd like to dig up some ancient wisdom:
"No single drop of rain believes it is to blame for the flood."
From the perspective of Colabello and Gibson,...
- I don't get all the 'I feel sorry for Craig Biggio' comments. Dude is on the ballot for the second year, and he's two votes shy of enshrinement. He's getting in, maybe next year, maybe the year...
01-08-2014, 11:00 AM
That's part of the problem of living in Minnesota -- even if you've got the hot water of optimism, by the time you throw it in the air, it freezes into the snow-and-ice of reality. Point by point:
11-27-2013, 10:10 AM
Given Parker's story about the Twins already making an offer to Mike Pelfrey (and that offer not being high enough), I'm going to withhold any enthusiasm for a 'big free agent signing'.
Absolutely disagree. The Indians lost 90 two years in a row (in 2009 & 2010), then got to .500 in 2011. The Mariners lost over 90 in 2004 and 2005 before improving in 2006 and nearly...
05-22-2013, 03:45 PM
I suspect the Twins are waiting to hear from Worley's agent as to whether or not he'll accept the assignment (his option was exercised by the Phillies in his rookie year).
It seems unlikely he'll...
04-02-2013, 04:53 PM
Nice point that I hadn't considered -- there's a lot of short-term and expiring contracts coming up, which means that a new manager would have an opportunity to immediately put his own 'stamp' on the...
01-10-2013, 02:21 PM
I'll agree that, with Glavine and Maddux entering the ballot next year, it doesn't look like Morris will get into the Hall via the BBWAA election.
But guys like Morris are exactly why the...
12-06-2012, 03:30 PM
Absolutely agree -- the Phillies won over 100 games in 2011 and still have most of those players, so I'm sure they think they're still competitive. On the other hand, it's hard to look at their...
12-06-2012, 03:08 PM
If you say so, man, but you got me interested if I'd looked at the numbers wrong:
runs scored = 713
runs allowed = 529
runs scored = 684
runs allowed = 680
12-06-2012, 02:30 PM
In general terms, I like the trade myself, but I'm noticing a couple of things not being mentioned:
- People are putting the trade in terms of Revere's value, but I think the trade from the...
I can't really get behind the thought process on display here. Sure it sounds good to say 'hey, spend more money and get more wins -- the Yankees do', but there are a couple of points standing in my...
10-19-2012, 04:55 PM
I would eagerly read a companion post to this entitled "Could the Twins trade for Alex Rodriguez?"
10-19-2012, 03:28 PM
I believe Red Sox fans would beg to differ with this statement.
Both of these are very specious points.
First off, actually looking at baseball-reference's WAR values shows that these two guys aren't really comparable:
Since 2007 -
Sanchez = 9.3
Going to agree with you on this one, Nick. Anybody who thought Liriano was in a class with the other pitchers acquired at the deadline this year was sadly delusional. Here's the evidence:
07-11-2012, 04:25 PM
Let's take this one at face value, Nick. I realize that this scenario isn't likely, but I'm not sure the scenario you have laid out is optimistic enough:
1) Twins need to come out of the break on...
Look at it from the other GM's perspective.
If you don't think Mauer is worth $23M a year, why trade good value prospects to get him into your organization?
Even more to the point, why give up...
05-17-2012, 03:59 PM
So the results here seem to support the idea that umpires, following years of fan and official comment that games should be decided on the field rather than by an umpire's call, are reluctant to make...
Mauer may well be a wonderful player, and he might even get into the Hall of Fame some day, but I'd be shocked if the Twins ever won a World Series with Mauer in their uniform. Here's why I think...
Yeah, let's make fun of Delmon some more! It's obvious that the Tigers made a bad move in acquiring him and his...
...wait, .380 on-base percentage?
Oh, but his poor fielding has to be costing...
02-24-2012, 03:41 PM
I'm neither a lawyer nor a front-office worker, and I can't seem to find the current CBA so I'm working off the 2007-2011 CBA, so here's what I think would happen:
1) If Morneau retires now based...
02-22-2012, 03:48 PM
Welcome, AJ, and best wishes on both your baseball and non-baseball careers.
02-22-2012, 03:22 PM
I'd say it's defensible -- you might not remember it, but Puckett was playing games in right as early as 1991, and by 1994 had become strictly a rightfielder, yet he continued to win Gold Gloves...
Much as I'd like to take a flyer on the Twins, I just can't see the club improving by 30+ games. That would be unprecedented. The biggest win jump in franchise history was 27 wins, and that was from...