Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:32 PM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:47 PM
I love how quickly everyone adopted the Hammer nickname. Go Willinghammer!!!!!
Good point. I think they were set to officially just rename it "the porch," until Mr. Hammer came town.
You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:05 PM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:42 PM
I never officially saw where his HR last night landed. It looked like it went onto the concourse of the third deck, totally bypassing HR Porch.
Yes. That's were it landed. Either onto the concourse or over it and out
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:51 PM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:08 PM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:09 PM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:16 PM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:24 PM
Love how he's been crushing the ball, stays behind it so well and just snaps those wrists. Haven't seen a swing like that in these parts for awhile...SWEET!!
Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:51 PM
Ok, forgot about big Jim, but I think Willingham will hit more than him this year alone.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:00 PM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:07 PM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:28 PM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:30 PM
(And he is better than Cuddyer)
Jury is still out on that.
From past preformance they look pretty equal at the plate.
Cuddyer gets a slight edge for being slightly more healthy.
Cuddyer also is a least a little better defensively then Willingham.
Also, Cuddyer is having a pretty nice start to his season as well with a .400/.429/.800 line.
If Willingham ends up being a wash (or even slightly below) to Cuddyer this year it is an absolutely huge win for the Twins though, seeing how the Twins get 2 additional picks out of the deal and are paying Willingham 2.5 million less a year then Cuddyer.
Also to curb expectations to the guy who said he will be happy with 40 HR and 120 RBI (RBI is a dumb stat but whatever)
Willingham has never hit 30 HR or had 100 RBI in a season. I personally would be escatic if he finishes with 30 HR and a .870 OPS or so, which would be a career year for him. If he can give us 25-29 HR and a .830-.850 OPS I will still be very happy.
Edited by VodkaDave, 12 April 2012 - 09:33 PM.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:00 PM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:37 PM
Willingham has 7 less HR than Cuddyer in 1300 less at bats, that's an average of 7 more HR's a year than Cuddy. He's also a career .361-.478-.839 compared to Cuddy's .343-453-.796.
He's every bit as good and cheaper. I was/am a big Cuddyer fan but I'm loving what I see from Willingham so far.
So far he is looking great but can he do magic tricks? That is something Bill James can't quantify.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:00 AM