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    Quote Originally Posted by alarp33 View Post
    Moneyball followed the 2002 Oakland A's, so it was obviously determined before hand which team to follow. In the 3 years leading up to the book, the A's won; 87, 91 and 102 games. The Twins won; 63, 69 and 85.
    True. But he was looking at the money spent per win. He originally wan't going to follow a team, he was just going to write about the economics of baseball (the author is not a baseball guy, his other books tend to deal with wall street). The Twins actually are mentioned in the book as having the second lowest dollar amount per win (obviously not true any more).

    On an actual draft note, the Twins seem to be going very catcher heavy in rounds 21-24. 4 picks, 3 catchers.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Three of the last four picks for the Twins are catchers. Certainly these guys wont make it, but the slew of new arms are going to need someone to catch them.

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    Twins are going more for position players today, overall.
    Last edited by ashburyjohn; 06-06-2012 at 01:26 PM.

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    The White Sox just picked a 6'7" pitcher named Storm Throne. He's a junior so hopefully he's going back to school, because that's way to cool of a name to go to the White Sox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    The White Sox just picked a 6'7" pitcher named Storm Throne. He's a junior so hopefully he's going back to school, because that's way to cool of a name to go to the White Sox.
    Agreed. Luckily, his signing bonus is probably under $100K at this point, which may have him decide to go back to school for another year.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Round 26 Justin Jones LHP Cal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Ed View Post
    Round 26 Justin Jones LHP Cal
    He's no Storm Throne.

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    Is it immature of me to chuckle when I see that the Pirates have just drafted a guy whose name is Jimmy Rider?
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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Is it immature of me to chuckle when I see that the Pirates have just drafted a guy whose name is Jimmy Rider?
    He should go by Storm.

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    This Justin Jones is a left handed pitcher, same as the Justin Jones the Twins got for Doug Mientkiewicz. Dougie should have been able to fetch a little more than that guy. Never got above AA ball.

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    And Washington drafted a guy name Skye Bolt. The past few rounds have been awesome for names.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    He should go by Storm.
    Must be incoming weather. The Nats just drafted CF Skye Bolt

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    Round 27 LHP Jerad Grundy U Kentucky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Ed View Post
    Round 27 LHP Jerad Grundy U Kentucky
    This is a great pick. The Twins are channeling their inner Miami Marlins scouting service. Doubtful if they get him, but he has been to 3 colleges in the 3 years, so you never know.

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    Round 28 Carson Goldsmith, NW State, LA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Ed View Post
    Round 28 Carson Goldsmith, NW State, LA
    Even their pitchers are converted catchers. Does he convert back to catcher?, can't have enough with all the new arms coming in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Ed View Post
    Round 28 Carson Goldsmith, NW State, LA
    Funny. NW State roster has Goldsmith listed as a catcher, but the draft board has him going as a pitcher. I wonder how he feels about that.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Round 29


    Shades of Sweet Music


    Sean Hagan 6'6" LHP St.Johns U NY

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Funny. NW State roster has Goldsmith listed as a catcher, but the draft board has him going as a pitcher. I wonder how he feels about that.
    Because he pitched all year for Northwestern State? Probably feels all right about it, I would guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Ed View Post
    Round 29


    Shades of Sweet Music


    Sean Hagan 6'6" LHP St.Johns U NY

    Another good pick, improved every year at St John's. They had a good squad this year. I remember him shutting out the Gophers last season (two years in a row).
    Last edited by jokin; 06-06-2012 at 02:20 PM.

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