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It's amazing how a 1/2 game lead in the wildcard can make the Twins a lock for the playoffs. I wonder if our new 1.5 game deficit makes us long shots?
Tuesday's loss to Kansas City was a bit of a downer coming off of an emotional series in Chicago. Garza made his case for being Radke's replacement next year by chalking up a quality start and still losing the game. News from one of Bat-girl's sources has explained he Twins inexplicable offensive ineptitude against Mark Redman last night, it has the making for a good sit-com. It's a relief, I was worried that the Twins came down with another case of the ass-bats.
In case you missed it, both Aaron Gleeman and Will Young have made their cases for the MVPs and weakest links of the team. They both used WPA and revealed some surprising conclusions, notably that Torrii Hunter's value on the team is roughly the equivalent of a Carlos Silva- albeit an expensive equivalent. A players value to a franchise can not be summed up by one statistic, but I wonder how much these sorts of numbers affect the front office's assessment of a player's value.
As far as I can tell the Twins stadium past it's final hurdle yesterday. Like it or not, we appear to be past the point of no return.