Surprisingly, the Twins (For the Most Part…

An old adage says “The best ability you can have is availability” and I like to think that especially applies to pitching. Now don’t get it twisted — the tone and tenor of this piece is never going to be that the Minnesota Twins chose wisely when they signed Matt Shoemaker. He’s struggled to a 7.83 ERA in 23.0 innings, isn’t striking anyone out, isn’t keeping the ball on the ground (39.0 percent groundball rate) and is allowing nearly a home run every three innings.

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