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Poll: How many wins will the Twins have in 2013? (your votes will be public!) (93 member(s) have cast votes)

How many wins will the Twins have in 2013? (your votes will be public!)

  1. Less than 60 (2 votes [2.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.15%

  2. 60-69 (20 votes [21.51%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 21.51%

  3. 70-79 (59 votes [63.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 63.44%

  4. Voted 80-89 (10 votes [10.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.75%

  5. 90+ (2 votes [2.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.15%

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#61 ashburyjohn

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:00 PM

First law of probability.


Do laws of probability explain why athletes are like coins?

The first law, as usually stated, is a bit circular, as it asserts independence of individual events. It doesn't demonstrate that the independence exists. Dozier and Plouffe both improving at bat, for instance, might be because the two of them both benefit from Brunansky being with the parent club; or it could be from them sitting together on the bench between at-bats and discussing their approaches at the plate and having some kind of simultaneous epiphany about Uncle Charley.

Nothing really wrong with 7 heads out of 9 flips as a quick estimate of how much assumption is being built into one's season forecast. But it's not really a mathematical theorem either.

#62 Connecticut Twins Fan

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:38 PM

74 wins. Solid improvement from Morneau and Parmelee help offset the loss of Span and Revere; a mediocre (as opposed to awful) rotation keeps the team in far more games.

#63 FrodaddyG

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:57 PM

A coin landing heads or tails is completely independent of the previous outcome of flipping said coin. Sorry, I just really hate that analogy.

And each player's results are independent of one another, unless we somehow get to have two players go hit during every plate appearance. (And, really, the chances of any one of those players having a career year is probably less than 50%.)

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 03:55 PM

Looks like we'll get around 70. Fangraphs has us at 71 and I said 71 to start, so looking good!

#65 cmb0252

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 04:14 PM

24 games left and only 7 vs teams under .500. I will go 70 exactly.

#66 Brandon

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 06:33 PM

We just need to go 9-15 to finish with 70. I think odds are in our favor.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 06:51 PM

Is there a way to find out what I voted? Honest question, I don't remember.

#68 PseudoSABR

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 06:58 PM

Is there a way to find out what I voted? Honest question, I don't remember.

Your vote should be in italics. I believe.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:15 PM

Your vote should be in italics. I believe.

Uh...where? How?

#70 PseudoSABR

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:12 PM

Uh...where? How?

For me, the numbers 70-79 are italicized...

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:16 PM

For me, the numbers 70-79 are italicized...

Well I'll be hornswaggled. Me too.