Stats can be great, or in this case very bad. Carl Pavano allowed an MLB-worst 262 hits this season. Only 49.4% of Francisco Liriano's pitches were strikes. Ben Revere had a higher ground ball rate than anyone in baseball. More stats are available in this piece.
The best 'shoulder season' trips to Europe from MSP for under $500
There are deals to be had if you travel between April and mid-June.