You'd think I was a Twins fan if you'd only read my last four articles: Three of them have been about Minnesota's baseball franchise. But hey, that's why my columns are called "Here's a Thought:" I just write about things that happen to strike my interest, and this week, minor league slugger Josmil Pinto , lefty reliever Jose Mijares , and lefty starter Glen Perkins have intrigued me. Perkins' 2009 season sure doesn't look intriguing on face value with a 5.89 ERA and a pitiful strikeout rate of 4.15 K/9. He also struggled with homers, allowing 13 in less than 100 innings. No, Twins fans, there's no statistical rabbit in my hat that says Perkins is going to be some sort of ace in 2010. But writing him off completely is a mistake. First of all, FIP and tRA both show Perkins' 2009 performance ...
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