Rand: Bad numbers adding up to a bad season for the Twins

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  • Updated: August 28, 2013 - 9:31 PM

Advanced statistics in baseball are largely useful in differentiating between what we think we see and what we actually see when it comes to players on the field. If ever those two shall meet … well, all the better because then the new-school numbers match the old-school eye test.

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johnnygringoAug. 28, 1311:47 PM

So your saying it doesnt matter if its the eye test or the numbers, both say this team is a steaming pile of horse ploop? Thanks Terry Ryan, hope you enjoy your payroll slashing bonus

elcerritoAug. 28, 1311:57 PM

Yes, but the Twins Way is surely the best way...no matter what the numbers say. 90 plus losses, so what? We have outdoor baseball and that should be good enough.

commonsens4uAug. 29, 13 7:58 AM

A lot of us said this team was terrible when spring training ended, and we were mocked and told we "don't understand baseball" by the "ball guys". Well, how does that crow taste. Wonder what BallFour and paul44 have to say about these precious metrics defacing their beloved Twins.

Dantes929Aug. 29, 1310:26 AM

Worley was the biggest disappointment for me. I have just never cottoned to Hicks for some reason though still can imagine him being good. I expect Arcia to be our highest ranked outfielder for WAR next year. Pelfrey has not been a disappointment to me. How does anyone just assume he will come back from TJ sooner than anyone in the history of baseball and do well. His last couple months have actually been encouoraging. He has been working a little quicker and his fastball has been arond 95. Stats will tell you he has been better since the beginning of June as well. I could have imagined Plouffe, Morneau and Plouffe having much better years along with Doumit, Hicks, Worley and Diamond which would have made some drastic changes in the results but I don't know anyone that was betting on it. Guys coming together and all playing well happens occassionally and it is one of the reasons I watch and why I enjoy seeing teams like Oakland and Baltimore do well but the odds are still against it. That said the batting averages have been plain awefull, especially with runners on. I sometimes wonder if the other teams have scored more with two oouts and no one on than we have with no outs and runners on 1st and 2nd.

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Pittsburgh - LP: F. Liriano 0 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto 4
Tampa Bay - LP: J. Odorizzi 0 FINAL
Baltimore - WP: M. Gonzalez 3
Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Hammel 0 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: M. Tanaka 3
St. Louis - LP: J. Kelly 1 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: W. Peralta 5
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Arizona - LP: B. McCarthy 2
Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran 1 FINAL
Philadelphia - LP: C. Lee 0
Chicago Cubs - LP: T. Wood 0 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: M. Pineda 2
Cleveland - WP: Z. McAllister 3 FINAL
Detroit - LP: A. Sanchez 2
Washington - WP: D. Storen 6 FINAL
Miami - LP: M. Dunn 3
Seattle - LP: F. Rodney 2 FINAL
Texas - WP: P. Figueroa 3
Boston - WP: C. Capuano 6 FINAL
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Kansas City - WP: D. Duffy 6 FINAL
Houston - LP: J. Williams 4
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Oakland - LP: D. Pomeranz 4 FINAL
LA Angels - WP: J. Smith 5
Colorado - LP: J. De La Rosa 2 FINAL
San Diego - WP: A. Cashner 4
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