Monthly Archives: April 2012

Lessons from Recent Signings

A few short weeks into the season, several major players have signed significant contract extensions: Joey Votto, Ian Kinsler, Matt Cain, Carlos Santana, Brandon Phillips, Madison Bumgarner, Asdrubal Cabrera, Gio Gonzalez, Matt Moore and even lesser-known names like Jonathan Niese … Continue reading

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Clete Thomas for Ben Revere: Smart Move?

Twins fans probably noticed that a new face appeared in right field yesterday. That was Clete Thomas, a 28-year old outfielder that the Twins picked up from the Tigers off of waivers. Stories were abound that Thomas would provide power, … Continue reading

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Bright Spots in a Bleak Start

The Twins are 0-4. They are not the only winless team–the Atlanta Braves, whom I had winning the NL East, are also 0-4. Apparently, I forgot to include in my thinking the degree to which a foolish manager can harm … Continue reading

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MLB 2012 Preview

Technically the season has already started before the slew of games this afternoon and evening–the Cards beat the Marlins to open their new ballpark and Seattle and Oakland split two games in Japan at the end of last week. With … Continue reading

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Twins Roster Analysis: Bullpen

I’ve been more or less missing for the last week or two, but rather than being my spring training, I’ve been busy with a professional academic project. Nonetheless, the season is upon us and I’d like to finish up this … Continue reading

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