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  1. Acquiring Talent the Twins Way: Terry Ryan vs. the AL (part 3 of 3)

    Resuming where we left off, we're now going to compare the Twins' successes in the 6 methods of talent acquisition versus the rest of the American League.

    Part 1: here
    Part 2: here
    Data: here

    TWINS VS AMERICAN LEAGUE

    1. Amateur Draft

    We already know the Twins have acquired the most positional talent and the 2nd most pitching talent from the Amateur draft, as measured by WAR.
    But roster space is limited. How does the average Amateur ...

    Updated 09-26-2013 at 06:29 PM by Willihammer

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  2. Acquiring talent the Twins Way: pitchers (part 2 of 3)

    In Part 1, we looked at the Twins history of acquiring positional talent via the Amateur Draft, Amateur Free Agency, the Rule 5 Draft, Trades, Waivers, and Free Agency, during the Terry Ryan era (1995-2013). Here we will do the same for pitchers.

    PITCHERS

    1. Amateur Draft

    Since 1995, the Twins trail only the Toronto Blue Jays in their reliance on the Amateur Draft for pitching talent, getting 136 player-seasons from 39 pitchers, good for 120 WAR. Notably, Brad
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    Updated 09-25-2013 at 03:38 PM by Willihammer

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  3. Acquiring talent the Twins Way: position players (part 1 of 3)

    Last Friday Terry Ryan spoke to Paul Allen about Free Agency:

    If we're going to do anything here and succeed in the near and long long-term Paul, it's probably no going to be via free agency. It's going to be drafting and international acquisitions and trades and so forth. Very rarely do you end up succeeding because of free agency.
    Free Agency is only one of the 6 most common methods of acquiring talent. The others are the Amateur Draft, Amateur Free Agency, Rule 5 ...

    Updated 09-26-2013 at 03:51 PM by Willihammer

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