You have to realize that, as dedicated "everyday" Twins Daily people, you're not the average user. Most people don't check the site two or three times a day. They check it a few times a week or maybe just once a day. That slider system is there to let the more casual users see what's popular and it's not necessarily for the guy/gal who checks the site every hour or more.
So you're saying I'm above average?
"Ma, ma, the man on the computer says I'm ABOVE AVERAGE! I know! I couldn't believe it either!"