Jump to content

Providing independent coverage of the Minnesota Twins.
The same great Twins Daily coverage, now for the Vikings.

The Store

Recent Blogs


Photo

The Minnesota Twins, your 29th ranked MLB rotation

  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 Brock Beauchamp

Brock Beauchamp

    Owner

  • Administrators
  • 8,798 posts

Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:20 AM

Based on ERA. After stringing together several solid starts, the Twins' rotation has now passed the Diamonbacks with a 5.32 ERA, good for 29th in baseball.

Progress!

For the record, last year's rotation posted a 5.26 ERA. It's strange that somehow this rotation has managed to be worse than last year's, though that's incredibly unlikely to continue.

#2 kdrupp09

kdrupp09

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 241 posts

Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:31 AM

Hopefully this past week has been an indication of what we are going to be getting out of the starters going forward.

#3 Brock Beauchamp

Brock Beauchamp

    Owner

  • Administrators
  • 8,798 posts

Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:34 AM

Hopefully this past week has been an indication of what we are going to be getting out of the starters going forward.


I don't know if they'll continue to be this good but they should be serviceable.

For the first time since 2010, when any Twins starter takes the mound the team has a legitimate chance to win the game.

It's been far too long since we could say that as fans.

#4 kdrupp09

kdrupp09

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 241 posts

Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:54 AM

I don't know if they'll continue to be this good but they should be serviceable.

For the first time since 2010, when any Twins starter takes the mound the team has a legitimate chance to win the game.

It's been far too long since we could say that as fans.


I agree completely!

#5 JB_Iowa

JB_Iowa

    Cynical Oldie

  • Members
  • 3,838 posts
  • LocationNorthwest Iowa

Posted 06 May 2014 - 11:10 AM

  • LaVelle E. Neal III ‏@LaVelleNeal 14h
    Twins starters have a 1.84 ERA over last four games.


    If May could continue somewhat in this vein (okay, add even a run or 2 to that combined ERA), it would be a significant improvement.

    They can't change April. They can improve for May and later.

#6 iTwins

iTwins

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 252 posts
  • LocationNorth of Missouri, South of Minnesota
  • Twitter: Trimbletj

Posted 06 May 2014 - 11:19 AM

Moving on up!

April was obviously an oddity. On the same token, we realistically can't expect an ERA 1.84 through May either. The starting staff's true identity lies somewhere inbetween - and given what we've seen over the past three years, an ERA in the middle of the pack would be a VERY welcome sight!

#7 Paul Pleiss

Paul Pleiss

    Alcohol Infused

  • Members
  • 576 posts

Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:11 PM

29th is better than 31st. If the rotation and some how get their combined ERA below 5 I'd personally buy every Twins fan at Zayda Buddy's in Seattle an ice cold Grain Belt Premium in celebration
__________________
Follow me, @BaseballPirate, on Twitter, read my writing at Baseball Twins and check out the Talk to Contact Podcast (@TalkToContact) or email the show: talktocontact@gmail.com