Josh Willingham is coming off the worst full season of his career. It's very easy to say that this was due to a 34 year old player reaching his inevitable decline. But is it really that simple? I wanted to take a deeper look at the numbers to see if this was the case.
Willingham actually started his 2013 campaign off well. He continued where he had left off in 2012. Josh posted a .250/.400/.544 slash line in April. Unfortunately, that would be the only month where he was above league
This off-season has been a crazy one. A lot of the big name free agents are already off the board and we're not even at the winter meetings yet. What has also been interesting is the amount of significant trades that have been made.
Trades are, by far, the most interesting transaction in any sport. There are usually winners and losers, and they are often fun to discuss and breakdown. For trades to happen, a lot of things have to come together. Supply and demand, the amount of money
There has been a lot of talk about the Twins going after a catcher to stabilize the position, now that Joe Mauer has moved to first base. Suggestions have been made that we should sign a catcher like A.J. Pierzynski or Dioner Navarro to fill the role until Josmil Pinto is ready. Others have suggested that while Pinto had a nice September, he's far from a sure thing, and upgrading the position with a guy like Jarrod Saltalamacchia would be ideal due to his combination of pitch framing and power.