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Caesar Hernandez a Marwin replacement option

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:20 PM
A contact hitter with speed who has played mostly 2b the past 3seasons but has some experience at 3B and SS. Probably is just a 3B and 2...
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Is Cruz a MUST signing? And what if he doesn't fit?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:20 PM
Let me state I love Cruz and want him back if possible. I not only believe he brings class, experience, knowledge and leadership to the t...
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Craig Breslow, Assistant General Manager - Cubs

Other Baseball Yesterday, 07:55 PM
Twice former Twin Craig Breslow was promoted to Asst GM in Chicago, working alongside former Twin Randy Bush.   https://www.mlbtrade...
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Free Agency / Re-Signings 2020-21 Offseason

Other Baseball 29 Nov 2020
Free agency is likely going to be a really slow burn this year, but I still think it's worth having a thread to discuss signings. ...
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Local Beat Writers Announce Inaugural ‘Media Bad Guy’ Award

“Every season, there’s a guy who’s just a weapons-grade dink. He deserves recognition.”
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Last week, the Twin Cities chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America announced the winners of their end-of-year Diamond Awards. In addition to Minnesota Twins MVP, Rookie of the Year, and other honors, they also bequeath a Media Good Guy award. This year it was Twins reliever and union rep Taylor Rogers. Next year, he’ll have a counterpart.

“In 2021, we’re looking to recognize the biggest horse’s ass in the Twins clubhouse,” said Star Tribune Twins beat writer LaVelle E. Neal III. “It’s why we’re rolling out the Media Bad Guy Award.”

The 60-year-old Neal said the writers will weigh several factors in deciding the winner.

“It’s not just going to be a way to get back at guys who don’t want to give a quote after a tough loss,” said Neal. “Does he also deliver two dozen pizzas to our hotel room, or send one of the clubhouse attendants to let the air out of our tires? We need a full suite of jerk-dom, a real bastard’s bastard.”

“Every season, there’s a guy who’s just a weapons-grade dink,” said The Athletic’s Dan Hayes. “He deserves recognition. ‘No comment’ is amateur hour. Stealing my phone and texting ‘Save 50% on a one-year subscription to The Athletic using the code DANHAYESHEARTEMOJIBINLADEN’ to my family’s group chat is the dedication to being a complete jag that we’re looking for.”

Hayes added that you can save 50% on a one-year subscription to The Athletic using the code HOTSTOVE2020.

Neal said the only potential snag is the current roster.

“Most of these guys are good dudes or at least respectful,” said Neal. “But there will be some turnover this winter, and you’ve gotta figure one of the new guys will be a total wad. Or maybe the short season prevented one of the current players from embracing his inner creep. It's the beauty of a long season. Boy scout in spring training, wearing a fedora in September.”

(Hat tip to Jim Andrews for the inspiration on this. Not the ACL guy.)

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7 Comments

Is this a joke? If not, give me a break. If the media can't do their job without carrying out personal vendettas, they need to find a different job.

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Is this a joke? If not, give me a break. If the media can't do their job without carrying out personal vendettas, they need to find a different job.

 Whaaaaa.Whaaaaa. Whaaaa.

 

It's satire... Check out RandBall Stu's weekly articles every Friday morning for more. 

    • SgtSchmidt11 and David Youngs like this

Sounds good to me and we all know it is just satire but deep down we know former Twins that have fit this category to a "T".

 

    • Seth Stohs likes this

Sounds good to me and we all know it is just satire but deep down we know former Twins that have fit this category to a "T".

That's the ESSENCE of satire, as opposed to just parody. The best satire picks a worthy target.
 

 

Sounds good to me and we all know it is just satire but deep down we know former Twins that have fit this category to a "T".

 

Oh, for sure... I guarantee any Twins media that has read this article have thought about who they would vote for this year and over years past. 

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Andrew Bryzgornia
Oct 30 2020 10:01 PM

Is it possible to retroactively give this award to Lance Lynn? 

    • Hosken Bombo Disco likes this

I'd be interested in their retro votes too.I think we deserve some examples :)