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dwintheiser

  • joined Mar 26, 2008
  • last login Jul 30, 2014
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Hard bounces

Community member dwintheiser asks whether fans close to the action at Target Field should be kept safer.

On Pace For 96 Losses

David Wintheiser was trying to be optimistic, until an Aaron Gleeman tweet set in the realities of the 2013 and 2014 Twins teams. Indeed, it may well be that the difference between last year and...

Ten for the Hall

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

A Little Something for the Post-Mortem Writers

Community member dwintheiser rightly points out that, while the starting pitching might deserve the brunt of the blame for the on-field performance of the 2013 Minnesota Twins, there's still more...

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More than one way to show Pride in your team

"There were cops on Segways trying to keep the game-bound Twins fans who were driving across the route — and who might have wondered whether they had driven into an adults-only Disney production —...

Mickey Hatcher, 1983-1985

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Hatcher is one of my favorite players ever, but even I find it astonishing that a team would consistently put this kind of hitter 3rd and 4th in a big-league lineup.

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Mauer & the HOF: the Keltner List Says...

Community member dwintheiser runs the Mauer Hall of Fame conversation through the Keltner list test.

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Does AJ have a Hall of Fame case?

With all the attention being paid to Joe Mauer over the past year, it's easy to forget that we had a pretty good catcher that we dealt to make room for Mauer, and that he's gone on to have a very...

Good stat. Evidence of bad approach.

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Good stat. Evidence of bad approach.

Nick Nelson's Twitter feed, commenting on an observation that Trevor Plouffe had been in 26 0-2 counts versus just 15 2-0 counts. Of course, according to baseballreference.com, the entire AL in 2012 has been in 0-2 counts 2259 times, while sitting 2-0 just 668 times. If Plouffe has a "bad approach", I'd hate to see what a pitiful one would look like...

Dodgers sign Chris Capuano

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Reported to be a 2 year, $10 million deal.

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Plouffe and player needs

Got into a short Twitter discussion with Nick Nelson yesterday regarding this list of Twins players who will be playing winter ball. Nick's comment: According to @LaVelleNeal, the #Twins asked T...

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The All-Value Team: Challenges

So, let's say you put together a roster of 25 players, according to a particular set of guidelines. (For purposes of this thought experiment, let's call you...DJL44.) You look over the roster...

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The All-Value Team: Methodology

In 2004, the Minnesota Twins prepared to introduce their fans and the league to their celebrated #1 draft pick, Joe Mauer. So confident were they that Mauer's introduction would go well that they...

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The All-Value Team, Introduction

I didn't put together a list of 'Shadow Twins' this year, mainly because I didn't think of it, but also because, by this time, we pretty much know most of the key Twins, don't we? I mean, sure, a...

Neyer endearing himself to Twinkie Town?

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Don't let the title of the essay fool you; the gist of Neyer's quick blog post is that the idea that the Twins 'lost some key pieces' and shouldn't be expected to contend for the AL Central in 2011 seems silly, given the 'pieces' they didn't have in 2010. Might be just a matter of time before he's commenting here regularly...

Uggla traded to Braves for Infante, pitcher

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Cross Dan Uggla off your Christmas wish list -- he's a Brave, and the Atlanta front office is talking about a long-term deal.

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The Myth of the Perfect Call

Tonight was the night I finally tired of the seemingly inexhaustible argument in favor of adding instant replay to baseball.Perhaps I won't convince you, but I'll take my shot right here.The...

The WPA graph of last night's Twins/Yankees ALDS contest, based on my Twitter feed.

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The WPA graph of last night's Twins/Yankees ALDS contest, based on my Twitter feed.

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TTFBL Bottomfeeder's Report -- Recap

In which the season concludes and lessons are, perhaps, learned.

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For the Cy, well...

Lately, the 2010 Cy Young debate has started to fire up, and the big conversation thus far appears to be between C.C. Sabathia, owner of an impressive won-lost record pitching for the Yankees, and...

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Bertrand Russell's Pennant Rule

The British mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell, in his Reflections on Ethics 19, put together a series of secular commandments analogous to the Christian Ten Commandments. The first of...

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Not Looking For a Big Bump

Reading through the TwinsGeek's latest essay, "Looking for a Bump?", I found myself intrigued at the sort of double-standard being displayed. On the one hand, the Geek seems to presume, as others...

How good has Delmon been this spring?

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From, of all people, political reporter Eric Black of MinnPost. (Though I imagine he'd identify as a contrarian as well.)

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Can we stop the 'first ballot' thing yet?

Was following my Twitter feed during last night's Braves/Twins game when I noticed the following from the TwinsGeek: Corrected, there is no Chipper PED story. And I agree -- he's a 1st ballot...

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Maybe Bert's Off-Base?

The TwinsGeek has put together three very thoughtful essays on the subject of pitch counts, analyzing work by Rany Jazayerli and Keith Woolner to suggest that the 100-pitch limit used by just about...

Yes, it's another set of Delmon Young age comparisons

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  1. Denard Span is two years older than Delmon Young.
  2. J.J. Hardy is three years older than Delmon Young.
  3. Jason Kubel is four years older than Delmon Young.
  4. Delmon Young is less than a year older than Trevor Plouffe.
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TTFBL Bottomfeeder's Report - Week Eight

In which a long hiatus is finally broken, and alternate universes are explored.

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TTFBL Bottomfeeder's Report -- Week Five

In which a perfeclty good essay topic is shot to heck by despair.

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TTFBL Bottomfeeder's Report - Week Four

In which limits are discussed, and the reasons for them.

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