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The W.A.R. room

This will be a blog about what im seeing in the local 9. I like to use sabermetics and scouting reports and I like to look at prospects. I'll probably also take a look around thge leage as well.

  1. Twins Spring Preview The Starting Rotation, What went wrong last year and whats fixed

    With Twins fest in the books and the first spring training games coming up at the end of the month itís time to take a look at the upcoming roster and see what we got. Last season was disappointing to say the least. Can we look forward to something better this season?

    Letís begin by looking at the starting pitching.

    No matter how you look at it the starting pitching last year was in a word, awful, and that may be putting it politely. The rotation had the highest ERA of ...
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  2. Mauer to First: Whats it mean? and how to sort out the nonsense

    Well the move has finally arrived, we all knew it was coming sooner or later. Now itís time for the panic and the uninformed clichťís to fly. However before you curse the contract or start making inaccurate comparisons; stop, take a breath, and look at some facts.

    Yes itís true that Mauer is more valuable at catcher then at first base. Itís a simple fact that the catcher position is far more valuable than first base. But with Mauer having a concussion and so little known about what ...
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  3. Don't be upset if we land Bryant

    While Most fans (and I am one of them) are hoping the Twins get a power arm with the number 4 pick tonight there is another possibility that is interesting. San Diego 3B Kris Bryant is leading College in HRs. Heck he has more bombs then the majority of college teams. That kind of right handed power is rare in the game right now. Also position players (aside from catcher) carry far less risk then pitchers. Oakland A's GM Billy Beane says you need 3 pitching prospects to fill one spot in the rotation ...
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  4. 2012 Postseason predictions

    Playoff Rundown: Whyeach team can and canít win it all

    Well itís that time of year again, the greatest of those months, October. With the postseason about to get underway every baseball fan has one question on his or her mind; who will win it all? With that question in mind experts and amateurs alike try to look at the numbers and try to predict who has the best shot. However the same logic and metric we use in a regular season donít always work the same in October. As we have ...
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  5. A look at the Weekend

    Well here it is, September, the stretch run. For me tied for the second best time of year with opening week and trails only October. This is the time of year when series become critical. I know a win in April counts the same as a win in September. However there is one major difference, a team with a losing streak early in the season has all sorts of time to recover. Right now teams only have about 25 games remaining.

    Now I know the Twins are out of it but if you call yourself a baseball
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  6. Quick thoughts from around the league

    Well it was an extremely disappointing series against the WhiteSox. Lirianoís trade value probably took a hit and the bullpen was shelled. On the plus side Willingham keep hitting and getting on base, however the Twins have come out and said they are not looking to trade him. All I want to do is scream ďwhy?!Ē As I posted before Willingham is a luxury we cannot afford tokeep. He is putting up numbers no one saw him producing and he isnít getting any younger. The only thing that is keeping me from ...
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  7. Thoughts on the July 23 Trades


    First of all thanks to those who read my first article thatI posted yesterday. I got more views then I hoped for. One person even likedit, thanks mom!
    Well if itís allowed on a Twins blog I have a few thoughtson yesterdayís trades. It looks like the Tigers are going all in for 2012. Theytraded a top 15 pitching prospect a couple fringe prospects and a sandwich draftpick for next season. What they got in return was Anibal Sanchez, Who is an aboveaverage pitcher and certainly a need ...
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  8. Why the Twins need to trade Josh Willingham

    First let me say that I think Willingham has been great thisseason. Besides the big power numbers he is also posting a .389 OBP, tied for 8thin the American league with Miguel Cabrera. Also he is tied for 8thin the league in HR again with Miguel Cabrera. In fact if you dive deeper intothe numbers Willingham is in the top 10 as well in ISO (Isolated power), BB%(Base on ball percentage) SLG%, wOBA (Weighted on Base Average) wRC (weighted runscreated) and wRAA (weighted runs above average). Willingham ...
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