By the Numbers


How Much Better Will the Twins' 2014 Rotation Be?

Community member bl4ckduck runs through the projection systems to see what, exactly, Twins fans might be able to expect from the team's starters in 2014.

Joe Mauer's OBP compared to MLB average


We had an Amazin' Avenue gathering last night, and Joe Mauer came up in conversation. Figured I'd share this graph with you guys.

Remembering the Greatness That Was Chuck Knoblauch

Chuck Knoblauch was a great player and an enigmatic person. With the recent announcement of his upcoming induction to the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame, Twinkie Town reminds us how good the player really was.

The Worst Positions On The Twins

Not every position can be even average. I look at where the Twins appear to be the weakest, and if there's a way to fix the weak links.

Extension Candidate: Casey Fien

The Twins gave Jared Burton a two-year contract in December of 2012. Could Casey Fien be on a similar track?


Ten for the Hall

Dwintheiser puts forward ten players who deserve consideration for the Hall of Fame.

Breaking Down the Nolasco Contract

Jesse breaks down the dollars and years on Nolasco's contract, also including Minnesota's new contract commitments going forward and how the Twins could get their money out of the deal.

How Will Mauer's Bat Play as a First Baseman?

Jesse looks into the numbers to determine how Joe Mauer's bat compares with the league's best first basemen.


Twins Hitting Prospects Cheat Sheet

Luke in MN examines production of Twins hitting prospects in relation to age and level of competition. What do you think he finds?


Twins Run Prevention: Pitching vs Defense

Twinkie Town community member markos explores the numbers behind the Twins and keeping runs off the board.


Is Trevor Plouffe the next Cuddyer?

It may sound crazy, but Trevor Plouffe's career is very reminiscing of former productive hitter and now batting champion, Michael Cuddyer.

Trevor Plouffe Versus Consistency

Trevor Plouffe's seasonal triple slash isn't anything to take note of...but that doesn't tell the whole story of his 2013 campaign with the Twins.

Praise for the Twins' Middle Infield

They may not be All-Stars, but Pedro Florimon and Brian Dozier have been a lot better than expected.

Chris Colabello and Going the Other Way

Chris Colabello has some serious power. But for the six home runs he's hit at the Major League level this season, none have been pulled.

Twins 'Pen Is Dominant, Cheap & Not Going Anywhere

The Twins have plenty of problems to sort out before they're competitive again, but the relief corps doesn't appear to be one of them. They've been the most valuable group in baseball this season, and they're not leaving anytime soon.


Brian Dozier = Brandon Phillips?

Community member SabermetricBoss has picked up on the fact that Brian Dozier and Brandon Phillips are having, by the standard of Wins Above Replacement, almost identical seasons. Here's how that's possible.

Is Pedro Florimon a Defensive Wizard?

After being written off as "organizational filler", Twinkie Town's Jesse admits he was wrong about Florimon's potential. How wrong? Read on...

Oswaldo Arcia: 2013 AL Rookie of the Year?

Twinkie Town discusses candidates for AL Rookie of the Year, breaking down why Oswaldo Arcia will be one of the more deserving and intriguing candidates.

Mauer & Morneau Approaching Franchise Milestones

Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau have been a part of the fabric of this team for a long time. And they are climbing quite a few all-time lists.

Twins Bullpen Defying Home Run Odds

The Twins' bullpen has helped keep them in enough games to maintain a .500 record through the month of April, but they need to do a better job of keeping the ball on the ground to continue that success.

When is it Time to Worry About Brian Dozier?

Brian Dozier's mimicry of Drew Butera's offensive game dates back to last May at this point... when should worry start to sink in?

Appreciating Glen Perkins

Exactly how good has Glen Perkins made himself over the past two seasons? As good as (or better than) almost any reliever in Major League Baseball.


Pitching Improvement

Brandon wrote an article about the upgrades to the Twins rotation, their potential impact on the Twins record, and some suggestions for further off-season moves. His analysis was WAR based, and,...

On Ben Revere's Homerless Streak...and History

Ben Revere has never been known for his power, but having yet to tally a home run in the Major Leagues is pushing his powerless reputation to a whole new level.

Span Snubbed For Gold Glove Consideration

Despite the fact that he graded out as one of the top defenders in baseball at any position in 2012, Denard Span's name was curiously absent from Rawlings' list of Gold Glove finalists.

What can an extra $3.25M buy the Twins?

Following Tsuyoshi Nishioka's $3.25M "refund" to the Twins, what kind of improvements can be made to the roster? A look at last year's $3M signees and a preview of who could be had for a similar price this coming offseason.

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