Monthly Archives: May 2011
Narrative is a powerful force in sports. In life too, I guess, but let’s keep this to sports. There is a common and compelling urge to transform the actions of a group of grown men throwing a ball around an … Continue reading
After a surprisingly successful rookie campaign (.311/.351/.448), Danny Valencia has only been hitting .212/.290/.315 this season, and has at times been called out by Ron Gardenhire in the media. A lot of his batting line last season was fueled by … Continue reading
A visual essay.
In a recent post on FanGraphs, Chris Cwik examined The Twins Pitching Woes. Really, it only seemed to focus on the Twins’ organizational emphasis on pitching-to-contact, specifically as that related to Francisco Liriano. I’m trying not to be overly sensitive … Continue reading
Watching Trevor Plouffe limp his way home during the Mother’s Day tilt between Minnesota and Boston made me wonder: is there anyone left to call up if he has to go on the DL? In turn, this let me to … Continue reading