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    Joe Mauer vs LHP:
    76 PA .211/.282/.211 30% K rate. Brutal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SydneyTwinsFan View Post
    Joe Mauer vs LHP:
    76 PA .211/.282/.211 30% K rate. Brutal.
    I believe you were looking for the "Not Fun with Numbers" thread and reached this one by mistake.

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    Per Berardino, the Twins have dodged more than $1 BILLION in arms this spring (Buehrle, Sonny Gray, James Shields, Verlander, Scherzer, Kershaw, Josh Beckett, John Lackey, Jon Lester, Iwakuma, Matt Cain, Tim Hudson, Yu Darvish, Kuroda, Sabathia, Lohse).

    How about 2014 salary? Even factoring in Gray’s near-minimum salary and counting Buehrle just once, the Twins have dodged $229.5 million worth of elite starting pitching, or an average of $14.34 million per starter.

    http://blogs.twincities.com/twins/20...sing-starters/


    The Twins are 0-5 when facing a starter w/a ERA in the top 10 in the league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    The Twins are 0-5 when facing a starter w/a ERA in the top 10 in the league.
    Well it's hard to face them when most of them are on your team. That's the case right?

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    Fun one about TD's favorite two debate topics:
    Hicks has passed Mauer in OBP (.338 to .336)
    What planet do we live on again?

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    I feel like I'm flogging the Joe Mauer dead horse a bit here, but seriously, is there a health issue that needs some DL time to sort out? Back? Concussion hangover? Mauer's last 100 PA:

    19-94, 6/18 BB/K for a .202/.250/.277 slash line

    That's beyond unlucky to me.

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    Among Twins regulars, the best defender on the team, according to UZR, is Trevor Plouffe (+2.2).

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    The 2013 Twins won 66 games.
    The 2014 Twins are on pace to win 78 games.
    Therefore the 2015 Twins are on pace to win 90 games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    The 2013 Twins won 66 games.
    The 2014 Twins are on pace to win 78 games.
    Therefore the 2015 Twins are on pace to win 90 games.
    We can count on the 2022 Twins winning 174 games or thereabout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    We can count on the 2022 Twins winning 174 games or thereabout.
    Hopefully the season hasn't been expanded to 1,000 games by then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby_Waved_At_Me View Post
    Hopefully the season hasn't been expanded to 1,000 games by then.
    Well if they did, you'd think they'd finally have a few traditional double headers at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    Well if they did, you'd think they'd finally have a few traditional double headers at least.
    They'd skip the traditional day/night doubleheaders and do Day/week dodecaheaders.

    Fuuuuuutuuuuure!

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    Ok, not Twins related, and nobody else will care, but too fun a number to pass up. And quite astonishingly impressive.

    Hank Aaron has an Erdős–Bacon number of 3.

    Contrast this with Carl Sagan's and Richard Feynman's values of 6 and Natalie Portman's value of 7.

    What this means: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erdős–Bacon_number
    Oh, I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay,
    I sleep all night and I work all day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crarko View Post
    Ok, not Twins related, and nobody else will care, but too fun a number to pass up. And quite astonishingly impressive.

    Hank Aaron has an Erdős–Bacon number of 3.

    Contrast this with Carl Sagan's and Richard Feynman's values of 6 and Natalie Portman's value of 7.

    What this means: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erdős–Bacon_number
    we need one of these for baseball. Something that rolls off the tongue.

    Maybe the Orosco number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco View Post
    we need one of these for baseball. Something that rolls off the tongue.

    Maybe the Orosco number?
    Punto number.

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    Octavio Dotel , Jesse Orosco , Mike Morgan are good candidates. Ken Brett for the 1970's. Tommy Davis for the 1960's.

    Currently active players LaTroy Hawkins, Jamey Wright (wait, is he still playing?), and Bruce Chen have all played for 10 different francshises.

    Hall of Famer Dan Brouthers played for 10 different teams spanning 1879-1904, so he's got the old timers covered...

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/le...anchises.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby_Waved_At_Me View Post
    Octavio Dotel , Jesse Orosco , Mike Morgan are good candidates. Ken Brett for the 1970's. Tommy Davis for the 1960's.

    Currently active players LaTroy Hawkins, Jamey Wright (wait, is he still playing?), and Bruce Chen have all played for 10 different francshises.

    Hall of Famer Dan Brouthers played for 10 different teams spanning 1879-1904, so he's got the old timers covered...

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/le...anchises.shtml
    It's good where you're going with this. See if you can calculate a few values, and then it may be fun for some of us fans to compute our own.

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    The other thing about 'Kevin Bacon' is that it sounds a little like the word "Separation," so Six Degrees of Separation became Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon... For baseball ... Six Degrees of Kenny Lofton? He played for 11 teams...

    For instance, Lofton and the 1958 Dodgers are just 3 degrees apart - Lofton was on the 1991 Astros with Jim Clancy (1 degree), who played with Ron Fairly on the 1977 Blue Jays. Fairly (2 degrees) played with Pee Wee Reese, Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Don Zimmer and others on the 1958 Dodgers (3 degrees each)...

    Or in the other direction, Lofton is just 2 degrees from The Marlins' Jose Fernandez. Lofton played in 2007 with Jarrod Saltalamacchia on the Texas Rangers. Salty and 21 year old Jose are teammates in Miami this year.

    If you want some Local connections, Lofton and the 1961 Twins are just 4 degrees apart. The same path to the 1958 Dodgers will get you 3 degrees to Elmer Valo, who played for the 1961 team with Killebrew, Jim Kaat, Bob Allison, Camilo Pascual, Earl Battey etc. etc. etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SydneyTwinsFan View Post
    I feel like I'm flogging the Joe Mauer dead horse a bit here, but seriously, is there a health issue that needs some DL time to sort out? Back? Concussion hangover? Mauer's last 100 PA:

    19-94, 6/18 BB/K for a .202/.250/.277 slash line

    That's beyond unlucky to me.
    Maybe he's busting out of it?

    Last 29 AB:

    12/29, .414, 5 2B and 9 RBI. He has only walked once and K'd 5 times, but he looks more aggressive at the plate and the hits are falling.

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    A's 2014 run differential: 135, after just one start apiece by two newly-acquired pitchers with a cumulative 5.3 WAR this season.

    Total of all other division leaders' run differentials: 152

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