Minnesota Twins Midseason Report -- Hitting Success and Pitching Failures
The WAR Between Brian Dozier and Miguel Cabrera
OK, Brian Dozier and Miguel Cabrera are not at each other’s throats and in actuality are two of the more affable guys in the game of baseball. When you think of Miguel Cabrera, you think Triple Crown winner and the best hitter on the planet. When you think of Brian Dozier, you envision a solid hitter with some power, one of the top defensive second basemen in baseball, and a man with an All-Star head of hair. They don’t feel like equals, but really they are this season (in some regards).
A decade old statistic called WAR (Wins Above Replacement) takes everything a ballplayer contributes...!--more-->
Brian Dozier Has Arrived
Brian Dozier is becoming a cornerstone type player for the Minnesota Twins. Watching him gain confidence throughout last year and this year has been a pleasure for fans, especially after so many losses.
As many recall Michael Cuddyer was a great player and team leader. He would do whatever the team needed him to do, both on and off the field. He represented the Twins brand well and letting him go hurt the team on many levels. Brian Dozier is a player very similar to Cuddyer. Dozier’s positivity with the press, tremendous defense at second base and presence at the...!--more-->