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Beyond the Limestone

The whimsical rantings of a displaced Twins fan. My writing combines my love for baseball and beer, sometimes with disastrous results.

  1. Jared Burton, the case for dismissal.

    It seems that anytime I start reading a thread about the Twins pitching, somehow I end up ranting about Jared Burton. There also seems to be a never ending stream of Jared Burton supporters. I don't understand this. I've decided to take a look a the numbers, and see what I can find.

    Jared Burton started out the year with a couple of clunkers and ended April with an ERA of 9.00, hitters had a .286/.419/.543 line agaisnt him, good for a wOBA of .317. Ouch! He surrended 3 home runs, and ...
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  2. Talk to Contact, Ep 88: Trevor May Returns!

    You can download the new Talk to Contact (@TalkToContact) episode via iTunes or by clicking here, and if you want to add the show to your non-iTunes podcast player, this is the RSS Feed.

    No reason to bury the lead, Trevor May is BACK! Trevor talked about his approach to pitching, what hes been doing in 2014 that has allowed him to be successful, and how much fun hes having as a member of the outstanding pitching staff in Triple-A Rochester.

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  3. Talk to Contact, Ep 87 - When cats attack, reviewing the draft.

    If you're listening to this podcast, you probably have more than a passing interest in Twins baseball. You've probably read about all of their draft picks, even guys drafted after the first few rounds, like Minnesota native Pat Kelly, who was taken in the 12th round.


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  4. Misquoting Rick Stelmaszek

    In 2007 the Twins had pitching problems. They brought in Sidney Ponson to fix the problem, but Sidney didn't bring any nasty pitches, just a nasty muleet.

    Two days prior to his release La Velle E. Neal III, affectionaly known as LEN3 to serious Twins fans, reached out to then bullpen coach Rick Stelmaszek for some information about Sidney Ponson's current pitching problems.
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