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#1 John Bonnes

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.co...-By-The-Numbers

#2 Knotholemike

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

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.

#3 lee_the_twins_fan

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:27 PM

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.

#4 jharaldson

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:16 PM

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.

#5 old nurse

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:16 AM

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.

#6 John Bonnes

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:14 AM

3 + ?

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.

#7 ThePuck

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:29 AM

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...

#8 twinsnorth49

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:48 AM

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.

#9 mike wants wins

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:55 AM

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

#10 old nurse

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:41 AM

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.