Andrew Bryz-Gornia

  • joined Feb 14, 2010
  • last login Jul 10, 2014
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A math teacher by day that moonlights as an usher for the Minnesota Twins. Catch me in Section 238.

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Wed. Links: Mijares, Hall of Fame Votes & More


Today's Links include Jose Mijares becoming a free agent, the crowded Hall of Fame vote, Deadspin buying a vote from a BBWAA member, and the Oakland A's avoiding a temporary move to San Francisco.

Hold Your Horses


It may be possible that a minor league player's impending suspension has thrown a wrench into the Twins' offseason plans.

Wed. Links: Hazing, Spelling Bee & More


So the Twins made a minor trade and I've already seen one comparison to the Billy Bullock for Scott Diamond swap a few years ago. It's a shame because it would have been nice to see another...

Scenes From An Offseason: Volume 10


The Twins are venturing into a new frontier: Signing big moderate free agents.

Maximizing Roster Assets: Assembling Depth


I look at some possible free agent targets to help improve the Twins' bench for 2014.

Wed. Links: Manny, Posting System, Arroyo & More


I'd make a Hot Stove pun right now, but you've probably already heard all of them and free agency has barely started. Until the Twins get a major league-caliber pitching staff, I imagine this...

Wed. Links: Mutual Options, Empty Threats & More


Today's Wednesday links talk about Francisco Liriano winning the NL Comeback Player of the Year, a mutual option gets exercised by both parties, the no fraternization rule in MLB may be gone, and MLB's threat to have the A's play in San Francisco.

Maximizing Roster Assets: Defensive Shifts


While the Twins have plenty of money to spend this offseason, I have another cost-effective method that could improve the team in the future: Utilizing more defensive shifts.

Notebook: Summer Trip, Mozeliak's Start, and More


Today's Notebook looks at a man's upcoming trip to visit all 30 ballparks in one summer, how Cardinals GM John Mozeliak got his big break in baseball from a fly-fishing trip, the Red Sox becoming superior baserunners, and a 16-game season for MLB.

The Next Day: My Thoughts

I look to erase any doubts, complaints, and conspiracies towards the obstruction play from last night.

Poll: Obstruction or Not?


A wild ending to Game 3 of the World Series, but was it the right call? You decide!

Notebook: Podcast, Viewing Ages & More


Today's Notebook talks about my recent podcast appearance, Jon Lester possibly cheating during his Game 1 start, the median age of baseball viewers being sky high, a man buying a $3 ticket to the World Series, and more.

Notebook: Chief Wahoo, fWAR & bWAR, Uehara & More


Today's Notebook looks at my continued depression of the Twins, the offensive Chief Wahoo logo and the push to eliminate it, the Athletics using platoons, Mike Pelfrey demonstrating the difference between fWAR and bWAR, and Koji Uehara's dominance.

Maximizing Roster Assets: Who Should Be Platooned?


In response to Jesse's piece from earlier, I take a look at the players that could be platooned on the Twins' roster.

Notebook: Qualifying Offer, Nerds, & Confessions


Today's Notebook looks at whom we shall root for now that the Rays, A's, and Pirates have been eliminated from the playoffs, the exact amount of the qualifying offer for free agents has been announced, David Price calling out those that have never pl

Notebook: Killing Rallies & (More) Unwritten Rules


Today's Notebook looks at Steve Lyons arguing that home runs prevent you from scoring runs (?), the disconnect between Latinos and everyone else over playing baseball the right way, the Braves policing themselves on the unwritten rules, and more.

Kazmir, Blown Call Shut Down Twins 5-1

The score would have been a lot closer if not for a blown call at home plate in the 5th inning that gave the Indians two more runs.


GameThread: Twins vs. Indians, Game 161

Can this season be Old Yeller'd yet?

Notebook: Exuent Sandman, Unwritten Rules & More


Today's Saturday Notebook talks about Mariano Rivera's retirement, a documentary about Yunel Escobar and defecting from Cuba, while the country may not force their players to defect any more, and the Braves getting upset over the unwritten rules.

That's Not Sewage, It's The Twins - Twins Lose 9-1


Why write a description when the headline says it all?


GameThread: Twins @ Athletics, Game 154

The Twins have struggled against the Athletics lately but hope to turn it around on Saturday afternoon.

Notebook: New Posting System, LOLria, and More


Today's Saturday Notebook looks at my softball game at Target Field, a new posting process, Jeffrey Loria doing more Loria things, the Pirates using a ton of defensive shifts to their advantage, and some new methods that may prevent arm injuries.

Rays Wear Out Twins 7-0

Even a rain delay couldn't slow down the Rays.


GameThread: Twins vs. Rays, Game 147

A pair of young lefthanders take the mound in Game 2 tonight.

Notebook: TJ Surgery, Fired Vendors and More


Today's Notebook takes an in-depth look at Tommy John surgery and how it's done, Andrelton Simmons having a chance at the best defensive season ever, an unknown rule being used to credit Mariano Rivera with a win instead of a save, and more.

Twins Get Blasted By Blue Jays 11-2


Let's put it this way: Tomorrow is another day.


GameThread: Twins vs. Blue Jays, Game 140

Kevin Correia takes the mound looking for his 10th win of the season.

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