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Up & In: The Baseball Prospectus podcast is delightful and crazy informative. Baseball America's podcast is also rich with info. Both are pretty prospect heavy and talk about the entire league. But...
04-19-2012, 09:06 AM
I sure hope they just draft whoever they think is the best player. If Buxton falls to #2, they better not pass him up solely on the fact that they've got organizational depth in the OF.
04-18-2012, 05:05 PM
Does anyone else think this is a good move?
Lets not forget that we're talking about a 27 year old utility man who plays questionable defense, can't get on base and has a career OPS of .627 in...
04-11-2012, 08:57 AM
Awesome article! I can't wait to see how Blackburn does in more starts and what his platoon split looks like as the year goes on.
I'm a 3, but not because I'm a pessimist or irrationally angry at losses & poor performance, I simply think some of the Twins philosophies are outdated. If I were a Tampa Bay Rays fan, I'd be a 7 or...
It may be surprising to you, but home runs and batting average aren't the only things used to measure a player's value.
Mauer posted a 7.9 WAR that year, the "aberration." He also had seasons of...
04-09-2012, 04:07 PM
Oh but I can...the 1998 Florida Marlins went 1-2 (.333 Win%) in their opening series against the Cubs and they finished the season with a record of 54-108 (.333 Win%).
04-09-2012, 03:55 PM
Now we're talking! I'm just having fun, gang!
04-09-2012, 12:55 PM
If the Orioles played the Twins 162 times in a year...
...Jake Arrieta would make Justin Verlander look like a broken Rick Reed.
...they would rename Camden Yards to Markakis Goes Yards after...
It be kind of fun to collect as many old Nationals players as possible. We've got Capps, Carroll, Willingham, Marquis, & Pavano pitched with Montreal--why not Lannan too?
Oh yea, I know why not...
Of the Twins' first 25 games (eight series), the will play just 6 games against teams who finished last year below .500. They start with the terrible Orioles and play the on-the-rise Royals at the...
AL West: Rangers
AL Central: Tigers
AL East: Red Sox
AL Wild Card 1: Yankees
AL Wild Card 2: Rays
AL MVP: Jose Bautista
AL Cy Young: David Price
AL Rookie: Yu Darvish
How has nobody mentioned this gem yet?
Agreed. Anytime you can rhyme "I wasn't quite alive yet" with "Zoilo Versalles" you're doing something right.
Knowing Mr. Gardenhire, the right fielder will likely change everyday. Doumit on Tuesday, Plouffe, on Wednesday, Parmalee on Thursday, Mauer on Friday, Revere on Saturday, and maybe first base coach...
Speak the truth, brotha!
Last year's best closer Craig Kimbrel lead all relievers in WAR with 3.2. There were a total of 109 starters/hitters that had a higher WAR than he did. In other words,...
04-01-2012, 01:44 PM
I think this is a move based on Burroughs upside. He's got at least twice the ceiling that Dinkelman has with pretty much the same floor. All and all, the last hitter off the bench shouldn't have too...
- Nick Blackburn posts a sub 3.30 ERA and is the ace of the staff
- Joe Benson posts the highest WAR of all position players in 2012 after winning the everyday job in RF in early June
03-30-2012, 12:10 PM
Trading Morneau would be a great move, but it's hard to picture a situation where that could happen.
In order for anyone to want Morneau in a trade, he will have to be productive and prove...
Do you realize how meaningless 26 at bats is? Here's an example:
From May 28-June 10, Drew Butera had 25 at bats. His line over that period of time was .360/.407/.640.
LOOK AT THAT LINE! We...
Whoa! The Dodgers? That would REALLY impress the new owners...
03-28-2012, 01:15 PM
Here's a link to the Hardball Talk post about Cristian Guzman getting released by the Indians. With the Twins middle infield need for a backup shortstop, its seems plausible that they would look...
We all have our own predictions, so why not get them on record before the season starts!
(I know the Mariners just beat the A's, but I doubt either team is going to make it in anyone's playoff...
03-28-2012, 08:35 AM
I think it's gunna be the Atlanta Braves. When I look at their line-up, I'm surprised at how weak their hitting is. Pair that with a shaky staff full of injury risks and young pitchers, and you...
03-28-2012, 08:32 AM
Going into 2011, the Twins were expected to win the Central. In the Fangraphs organization rankings (which are being handed out for 2012 right now), the Twins had the #6 franchise. After a 99 loss...