Well, will you look at that.
Here we are, past the all-star break, and those plucky Twins are hanging in there.
Who would have thunk it?
It seemed widely assumed that the Twins were as terrible as their 2016 campaign indicated. Also widely assumed that the Twins would be selling off bits of the club to contenders after the all-star break.
Well, that may still happen. The Brain Trust is a bit surprised that the Twins are still in contention, but they are not forsaking their long-term plans for short-term glory. Which seems like a good plan to me. I’m always in favor of long-term plans over short-term glory. (Hence the lack of short-term glory.) I’m also a guy who likes to stand pat. You got this far with these guys, see how far they will go.
Twins are taking it on the chin tonight, 6-3 against the Tigers, with the game about over. Not good to lose when Santana is the starter, but those things happen. We’ll be back at them tomorrow.
Here’s a few interesting statistics:
Record this season: 48-46
Record last season: 35-59
OPS this season: .737
OPS last season: .738
ERA this season: 4.80
ERA last season: 5.08
FIP this Season: 5.02
FIP last Season: 4.57
Rank in fielding percentage and double plays this season: 2 in both (out of 15)
Rank in fielding percentage and double plays last season: 15 in both (out of 15)