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Twinkie Town Jan 26, 2015

No, please, keep shifting on Oswaldo Arcia

Oswaldo Arcia drinks your milkshake. And beats your shift. Defensive shifts are fun. They're a new wrinkle to the game, even if the new commissioner isn't a fan. But here's the thing: they don't always work. You can understand why teams do it. Studying batted ball tendencies and aligning the defense accordingly is a great idea in a vacuum. Just any other piece of evaluation, however, there are factors that go into where a batter hits the ball other than batter-hits-ball, ball-goes-to-spot-X. People understand that. The question is: how much does situational hitting affect a hitter's batted...
Twinkie Town Jan 24, 2015

Twins notes: Hunter, Santana, Papelbon, recommended reading

Welcome to the sports abyss: the odd hole in the year where neither baseball nor football is being played. Your soundtrack for today's reading is Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds with Ballad of the Might I. Hunter mentors at Diamond Awards Torii Hunter is already being the guy the Twins have brought him in to be. At the Diamond Awards this week, he told a story about Paul Molitor and then addressed the younger guys at one of the tables (Oswaldo Arcia, Danny Santana, and Kennys Vargas): "All the young guys at this table, all these guys have a chance to learn from Mollie, who’s taught...
KFFL Jan 4, 2015

Twins | Osvaldo Arcia battling back problems

Minnesota Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia (back) has been out of the starting lineup in the ...
Rotoworld Jan 3, 2015

Arcia dealing with back issues in winter ball - Oswaldo Arcia (OF) Minnesota Twins

Back issues have been keeping Oswaldo Arcia out of action for his Venezuelan Winter League team.

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