Elite baseball mechanics feel different in the bodies of MLB players than they appear on film. The phrases used to teach hitters and what actually occurs when we perform our swing are not mutually exclusive. Gabe Kapler decodes many of these buzz phrases.
Minnesota, which was 66-96 last year, added starters Phil Hughes and Rickey Nolasco to help a rotation which ranked last in ERA. So there is hope, but reality says it'll be tough to crack the AL Central's top three.