Future WAR leader? Perhaps. But one thing is for sure right now: the Bulldozier doesn't have enough time in the bigs to lead this club just yet. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
Still losing? Check.
Let's have some fun today. We had a few contests a while back, such as ranking Twins hurlers by fastball velocity and whatnot, but today, let's take a look at club leaders by fWAR (again, since I write for f) dating back to the first World Series champ club back in 1987.
Remember the rules? If not, let me refresh with the ones I ah, the ones I remember. I reserve the right to add new ones, by the way:
1. No CHEATING. (obviously)
2. No subsequent guesses. If Jesse guesses, he then must wait for another guess before he can enter a second one.
3. Guess must have year AND player.
4. Once guessed, I'll fill in the blanks with the guesser's log-in name.
5. I'll try keep up, but I'm also at my day job.
Sound like fun? Let's go:
2012 - Josh Willingham (1.2) - JPKK
2011 - Michael Cuddyer (3.1) - JPKK
2010 - Francisco Liriano (6.0) - nick5253
2009 - Joe Mauer (7.9) - nick5253
2008 - Joe Mauer (6.1) - DavidRF
2007 - Johan Santana (4.6) - nick5253
2006 - Johan Santana (7.3) - nick5253
2005 - Johan Santana (7.6) - nick5253
2004 - Johan Santana (7.7) - nick5253
2003 - Corey Koskie (5.0) - JPKK
2002 - Jacque Jones (5.3) - nick5253
2001 - Corey Koskie (5.8) - BeefMaster
2000 - Brad Radke (5.1) - JPKK
1999 - Brad Radke (4.4) - JPKK
1998 - Brad Radke (5.0) - JPKK
1997 - Chuck Knoblauch (6.3) - DavidRF
1996 - Chuck Knoblauch (8.4) - DavidRF
1995 - Chuck Knoblauch (6.6) - JPKK
1994 - Chuck Knoblauch, Shane Mack, and Kevin Tapani (all tied at 3.9) - JPKK
1993 - Kevin Tapani (4.8) - amiller92
1992 - Kirby Puckett (6.4) - JPKK
1991 - Kevin Tapani (5.4) - meshuggen8r
1990 - Kevin Tapani (4.0) - JPKK
1989 - Kirby Puckett (5.2) - amiller92
1988 - Kirby Puckett (7.7) - JPKK
1987 - Frank Viola (6.2) - JPKK
Have at it, TwinkieTown nation!