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    Article: Twins Offseason By The Numbers


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    The dearth of activity in this off-season has been excruciatingly painful. This was punctuated by the lead story that David Freese crashed into a tree to avoid hitting a deer.

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    More numbers

    Here are some more numbers.

    2 - Denard Span's uniform number. Someone else may well be wearing the number next year.*

    6-2 - The height of both Aaron Hicks and Josh Willingham, both of whom could be patrolling the outfield for the Twins next year. Some are suggesting Willingham will be traded; I think that would be a PR nightmare. Furthermore, I don't see how the Twins can keep Hicks out of the major leagues next year.

    3 - The number of starting pitchers the team says it's looking for this offseason. The Twins will be fortunate if they get two top-of-the-rotation types this offseason.*

    30 - The number of homeruns Justin Morneau hit in 2009, the last season he was in the Metrodome. *Target Field has not been as kind to Morneau as it has to Willingham – but then Willingham is a righty, and Morneau a lefty. But that doesn't mean Morneau couldn't return to that form – in 81 games in 2010, he hit 18 home runs, one short of what he did in 2012 in 134 games.*

    Just goes to show - some numbers are worth remembering.

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    I like Lee's bit above so I have some numbers too ;-)

    20% - The percent of starting pitchers (6/30) that were described in the Twins Offseason Handbook who are no longer on the market. Are 50% of the available pitchers off the market before free agency really "starts" for the Twins?

    5.5 - A number that is going to start looking a lot better later this year when we start seeing what guys like Joe Saunders, Jeff Francis, Kevin Millwood, ect... start getting if Guthrie's contract is any indicator.

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    100 billion is a conservative estimate of how many neurons there are in a brain. The exact number that were moved to now different spots in Morneau's brain is unknown. It is, however, a good reason to not hit as well as he used to.

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    The numbers of Mr. Smarty Pants we have at Twins Daily who are capable of continuing this bit. I'll be interested to see how high that number climbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee_the_twins_fan View Post

    3 - The number of starting pitchers the team says it's looking for this offseason. The Twins will be fortunate if they get two top-of-the-rotation types this offseason.*
    We're not going to get ANY top-of-the-rotation types...

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    Quote Originally Posted by old nurse View Post
    100 billion is a conservative estimate of how many neurons there are in a brain. The exact number that were moved to now different spots in Morneau's brain is unknown. It is, however, a good reason to not hit as well as he used to.
    Evidence of Absence? You can't prove a negative.

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    You can only prove a negative.....the entire basis of science is proving what is not true, narrowing down what is likely true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinsnorth49 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by old nurse View Post
    100 billion is a conservative estimate of how many neurons there are in a brain. The exact number that were moved to now different spots in Morneau's brain is unknown. It is, however, a good reason to not hit as well as he used to.
    Evidence of Absence? You can't prove a negative.
    With neurology a lot of times all you have is evidence of absence after an event.

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