Comments on: Twins Notes: Baker, Liriano, Perkins, Sano, Willingham, and Casilla http://aarongleeman.com/2012/04/18/twins-notes-baker-liriano-perkins-sano-willingham-and-casilla/ Baseball news, insight and analysis from Aaron Gleeman Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:20:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Son of Shane Mack http://aarongleeman.com/2012/04/18/twins-notes-baker-liriano-perkins-sano-willingham-and-casilla/comment-page-1/#comment-11097 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 02:44:32 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=72405#comment-11097 The comparison between Rivas and Casilla is sad. He’s a lesser version of Rivas? Ouch.

Who are the team physicians for the Twins? Dr. Nick Rivera?

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By: BR http://aarongleeman.com/2012/04/18/twins-notes-baker-liriano-perkins-sano-willingham-and-casilla/comment-page-1/#comment-11092 Wed, 18 Apr 2012 20:17:55 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=72405#comment-11092 They really need the baseball gods to smile upon Liriano for a month or two and then find some sucker to trade him to before the deadline.

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By: BeefMaster http://aarongleeman.com/2012/04/18/twins-notes-baker-liriano-perkins-sano-willingham-and-casilla/comment-page-1/#comment-11089 Wed, 18 Apr 2012 18:35:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=72405#comment-11089 Zach – the unlucky narrative ended last year. His FIP/xFIP were around 4.5 last year – a half-run better than his actual ERA, but still below-average – and his BABIP was actually slightly on the “lucky” side. The stats agreed with the eyeballs that he did not pitch well last year.

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By: jama http://aarongleeman.com/2012/04/18/twins-notes-baker-liriano-perkins-sano-willingham-and-casilla/comment-page-1/#comment-11087 Wed, 18 Apr 2012 15:14:16 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=72405#comment-11087 I’ve seen two different reports regarding Baker’s surgery. Did he have surgery on both the flexor pronator tendon and the UCL? Or once the UCL damage was discovered did they skip the flexor pronator tendon surgery? Either way I don’t think he’s back with the Twins but I’m curious how 2 surgeries would affect his recovery time.

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By: Moe http://aarongleeman.com/2012/04/18/twins-notes-baker-liriano-perkins-sano-willingham-and-casilla/comment-page-1/#comment-11086 Wed, 18 Apr 2012 15:12:07 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=72405#comment-11086 Aaron,
As an ex-pat abroad I really enjoy this blog and now your podcast (listened to the KFAN podcast for the first time) as links back to the hometown club. It would certainly be more fun if the team gave you a bit more to work with in terms of positive stories…
KUTGW

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By: grubah http://aarongleeman.com/2012/04/18/twins-notes-baker-liriano-perkins-sano-willingham-and-casilla/comment-page-1/#comment-11085 Wed, 18 Apr 2012 14:50:47 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=72405#comment-11085 “And at this point any injured Twins player who doesn’t seek a second opinion from someone outside the organization is an idiot.” Exactly! AG, you’re sure on a roll today. Also love your comment on Willingham’s defense. Great way to start my morning!

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By: Zach http://aarongleeman.com/2012/04/18/twins-notes-baker-liriano-perkins-sano-willingham-and-casilla/comment-page-1/#comment-11079 Wed, 18 Apr 2012 06:00:01 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=72405#comment-11079 I’m curious as to what happened to the “unlucky” narrative regarding Liriano. The last 18 months, all the stat junkies have suggested that Liriano’s struggles could largely be explained via poor defense. Anyone watching would tell you that everything that came off the bat was hit rather hard, but the stats said differently.
This is my problem with FIP. FIP seems to assume that every well-hit ball leaves the yard. It doesn’t account for sharp grounders and liners, which are apparently easily accomplished when Frankie is on the mound.

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By: RR http://aarongleeman.com/2012/04/18/twins-notes-baker-liriano-perkins-sano-willingham-and-casilla/comment-page-1/#comment-11078 Wed, 18 Apr 2012 05:34:40 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=72405#comment-11078 This is a great post. Thank you Aaron.

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