Anybody else love the fact that Morneau was directly involved in the play that clinched the Pirates first playoff berth since 1992?
It is commonly accepted that one manager is not worth more than another manager - that the results would be the same no matter who is at the helm.
However, if one looks at the standings over the last few years, it appears to me that a manager might make quite a bit of difference.
Bob Melvin in Oakland, Buck Showalter in Baltimore, Terry Francona in Cleveland, John Farrell in Boston, Clint Hurdle in Pittsburgh to name a few have turned teams around over the last couple of
Just throwing the stats out there, no analysis or deep reaching comments, yet! I may delve deeper into these as the season wears on, but for now I figured I would just post them and let the commentors read into and say what they want about them.
My first thoughts are that even though the offense and starting pitching have room for major improvements, the team is doing quite well and should not give up this season as no one is running away with the division yet. However, if they need
There have been alot of posts on here about all the money coming off the books next year. Let's take a look at the real numbers, as I have done on a couple off occassions this year.
The team currently has 8 players under contract for next year and they will earn $63.8 M
The team team has 4 arbitration eligible players that are estimated to receive $20 M. We are at 12 players and $83.8 M.
The team has 2 players, Matt Capps and Scott Baker, with team options
Updated 06-16-2012 at 08:19 AM by mnfireman
Figured I would update the slash lines I started last week so as to get a picture of where our 2012 Minnesota Twins are sitting compared to the rest of the American League.
Interesting to note with all the different line-ups that certain positions in the field and certain spots in line-up perform the same, good or bad, no matter who is in there. Anyway, here are this weeks updated slash lines:
C - .284/.371/.358 .729 (6)
1B - .206/.286/.352 .638 (11)
Updated 05-26-2012 at 11:52 AM by mnfireman
Figured I would give this blog thing a try!
First of all, I like most of you, am a fan of baseball and the Twins in particular. It has been interesting reading some of the posts on here as to how to fix the team. I will offer no theories but instead will post some statistics using what have become the standard measuring tools - AVG/OBP/SLG & OPS for batters and WHIP, K/BB, K/9 & OPS against for pitchers. I will also note the Twins ranks among the AL teams.