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  1. J-Dog Dungan's Avatar
    I think Span is the most likely to get traded, not that I know to who or for whom.
  2. John Bonnes's Avatar
    Perhaps...

    6. Emulate Terry Ryan - Put on stoic face. Talk about accountability a lot and about getting better. Reveal nothing. Emphasize that it is a team effort, and not just about you. That seems like a pretty solid path for staying sane at the deadline too - even if you really ARE the one under the gun.
  3. Bark's Lounge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by glunn
    Good one, Mr. Lounge. I think that Plouffe might also help. He could introduce Liriano to Veronica's sister.
    That might be a good idea. Veronica's sister Betty is pretty hot.
  4. glunn's Avatar
    Good one, Mr. Lounge. I think that Plouffe might also help. He could introduce Liriano to Veronica's sister.
  5. glunn's Avatar
    Great article Mr. Lounge. Before Mauer retires from catching, I would like to see him give payback to Mr. Weeks by clocking him the next time he tries to make contact.
  6. boney's Avatar
    I should have said away from catching at all not full time since he's already playing other positions.
  7. boney's Avatar
    Thanks, I think I probably stole that from someone else. I'd rather have a Ferrari myself, on the highway but I'd much rather have a Chevy truck in the mud. Maybe the best way to keep Joe out of the shop is to keep him away from catching full time.
  8. jm3319's Avatar
    I agree cr9617, it is a LOT more money, but paying a guy more doesn't make him a better player. If you get a raise at work, you don't all of a sudden become better at whatever it is you do.

    Boney, I agree on the Ferrari analogy. I'd rather have him take an extra day or two on injuries and get as close to 100% as possible and prolong his career and keep his production high. I don't understand why people want him to grind through every injury until his body is destroyed and he turns into that beat up Chevy. Beat up Chevy's are everywhere, Ferrari's are not.
  9. boney's Avatar
    By high maintenance I mean physically not personality wise.
  10. boney's Avatar
    I can't speak for the op on the other thread but as far as my comment goes I was kidding for the most part. Most catchers are like old chevy pickups, beat up, banged up, and still keep running. As a Twins fan I've gotten used to Joe being more like a Ferarri, it's gonna take a few more days and a few more bucks before you get him runnin again. I don't expect Joe to put up unrealistic numbers and I don't at all feel bad for thinking he's higher maintenance than most. I think he's proven that.
  11. cr9617's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jm3319
    finally, a fan that gets it. Thank you for a realistic recap of Mauer for the fans who demand 50 homers, 120 RBI and 162 games played from the guy just because he is being paid more money than he was a few years ago.
    A LOT more money...
  12. James's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Twins Fan From Afar
    One edit, though: Mauer wouldn't say "hell." I would change it to "H E Double Hockey Sticks."
    He would say that or "heck".

    Good post Bark.
  13. Twins Fan From Afar's Avatar
    One edit, though: Mauer wouldn't say "hell." I would change it to "H E Double Hockey Sticks."
  14. jm3319's Avatar
    finally, a fan that gets it. Thank you for a realistic recap of Mauer for the fans who demand 50 homers, 120 RBI and 162 games played from the guy just because he is being paid more money than he was a few years ago.
  15. PeanutsFromHeaven's Avatar
    I really appreciate this, thanks for writing it. But please tell me there's also a space for my incoherent blather?
  16. James's Avatar
    Well said. I do enjoy the stats, but I'm a science type and that's part of the way my brain works. But, the numbers don't mean anything at all without the emotion that the game of baseball inspires.

    Thanks for the post.
  17. Twins Fan From Afar's Avatar
    Good read, Bark's.
    I wrote on a somewhat similar topic this winter if you care to have a read:
    http://twinsfanfromafar.blogspot.com...ning-rule.html

    In general, I'm all for any stat that helps fans understand the game better, and more power to you if stats are a main reason that you enjoy baseball. But for me, the old fashioned batting slash line does a pretty good job enabling me to compare hitters most of the time.
  18. strumdatjag's Avatar
    This season is shot. The Twins should be building for the future and specifically building a team to play in Target Field. Unfortunately, they do not have many players with trade value. Josh Willingham, however, does have trade value. He is a very good player but he doesn't have the speed to cover the real estate in Left Field. The Twins, need to build an outfield based on speed - Span in Right, Revere in Center, and another speedy guy in Left. Joe Benson and Aaron Hicks are not panning out; they need to trade for another outfield speedster. If the Twins like Pitch To Contact Pitchers (look for pitching to be a big priority in the next two drafts), they need to design their defense (2B, SS, and OF) with the speed to chase down the balls that are hit. Power Hitting needs to be supplied by First Base, Third Base and DH; preferably pull hitters (illustrated by the success of Willingham at the plate at TF). I think Dozier will provide a little power, too (10 hr a year). Mauer, hopefully, can spray doubles to the gap and provide another 10-15 dingers a year. Then we may haved something 3-4 years from now.
  19. J-Dog Dungan's Avatar
    If you remember, that was one of the reasons that Nathan left. He said he wanted to stay with the Twins, but he felt like there was too much turnover and wouldn't be able to get comfortable with all the switching going on.
  20. Twins Fan From Afar's Avatar
    Good read. It's tough to imagine the Twins without some of these guys!
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