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  1. Highabove's Avatar
    It would be great to see the Twins move their low A Team to Ceder Rapids. A lot of Twins fans would be making frequent trips.
    The Twins do need to get out of Beloit. Pohlman Field is absolutely substandard for an affiliated Class A Team. Most Independent League Teams have better facility's. Cedar Rapids and the Twins would be a great fit.
  2. Highabove's Avatar
    Thanks for a much needed reality check.
  3. Rosterman's Avatar
    The Twins can be sellers, but the whole question is what they actually have that is worth overpaying for by another team. Too often the Twins regime have been knocked for waiting too long (unknown factors by fans be damned). Last year, say, move Cuddyer and Kubel...even Pavano. Do you blow-up the team and basically start over (are there enough prospects in the pipeline). Or build around a few stalwarts (who may/may not be here come 2013 yet alone 2014 - contract issues aside). But, again, the real question is "Do Twins Players have ANY worth to anyone?" And then question #2 "What is there about the Twins that would be attractive to ANYONE that is a Free Agent to sign and play with them?"
  4. DAM DC Twins Fans's Avatar
    Ryan should be listening to offers--especially in areas where Twins have a bit of surplus like OF with Revere AND Span AND Willingham and guys like Hicks and Benson etc in minors. Ryan needs to be asking for starting pitching in exchange.
  5. Shane Wahl's Avatar
    Exactly! Great article.
  6. ashburyjohn's Avatar
    Humber doesn't seem to have found the first inning a particularly difficult one tonight.
  7. Shane Wahl's Avatar
    Very interesting idea. Of course teams could just adjust, if that "setting the lineup" thing as merit (one way to check this would be to see how the top three do elsewhere in the game if they lead off the inning 1-2-3--which happens sometimes in the 4th) I do think, however, that perhaps a lot of the 1st inning scoring might have to do more with pitchers and getting "settled" into the game. You would still have that problem with whoever came into pitch the second.

    But very interesting.

    As far as the lineup goes, Willingham should bat third behind Mauer. You want your best power hitter batting third because he often comes up with 2 outs and no one on in that first inning. With 2 outs and no one on, the most likely run-producing situation is simply the homer.
  8. Jim Crikket's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fire Dan Gladden
    Managers can't even let go of the notion that they need to save their best reliever for the ninth inning and not use them when they really need them (ie the save fallacy). God forbid they try something that makes their pitching line look like a preseason game.
    I hadn't thought about it ending up looking like a preseason game... all the more reason for Gardy to try it. Pre-season is the last time the Twins were winning games with any regularity.
  9. Fire Dan Gladden's Avatar
    Managers can't even let go of the notion that they need to save their best reliever for the ninth inning and not use them when they really need them (ie the save fallacy). God forbid they try something that makes their pitching line look like a preseason game.
  10. PopRiveter's Avatar
    It would create a role whereby the first pitcher by rule, could not earn a W. However, the second pitcher would not need the requisite 5 innings to earn a W. this is a fun idea. Let's do it! Maybe we could bring back Zumaya next year and use him to record just the first out of each series!
  11. ashburyjohn's Avatar
    I didn't much like his debunking of the 9th being tough, and the many comments gave several reasons why. But the 1st inning idea has some merit. You might have to learn to accept a different standard than for closer; an ERA of 3.00 might be excellent in that role, and 4.00 pretty acceptable.
  12. Chance's Avatar
    I don't mind the idea but in the minors aren't there often days where a game would be played with pretty much all relievers pitching 1-3 innings each? Obviously not often but occasionally you tend to see this. That's not much different than the article is proposing. At any rate, it's not s terrible idea. Could have some positive results but, then again, why not have the closer pitch te first the setup man pitch the 2nd maybe somedays you have a middle reliever take the 3rd/4th and let the starter pitch the final 6-7 innings. Just a crazy idea.

    While we are at it lets have the lineup be:
    Willingham
    mauer
    morneau
    Span
    doumit
    carroll
    plouffe
    dozier
    casilla

    That way a guy with some xbh potential can do that and be followed by a guy with singles potential who can hit him in? I realize the flaws with this thinking but just saying... Or just breakup the best hitters so we don't have spots in our lineup that you don't want up in the 8th/9th innings.
  13. James's Avatar
    Interesting idea. I like it. This is the perfect time to try something new.
  14. Jim Crikket's Avatar
    Thanks for the compliments, shs... sorry it took me so long to respond. I'm actually holding out some hope that the Twins might change their MWL affiliation to Cedar Rapids next season. I know it won't help you out where you're at, but I know where I'd be spending about 70 nights every summer!
  15. shs_59's Avatar
    OMG.....awesome shots.....man, maybe single A next year or sometime within a few years will be in the Dakotas? instead of Wisconisin?

    I'd love to go to many many of these games if they were on the other side of Minny, problem is although not a terrible drive, i just don't have a lot of time to get to wisc. to see them play. I've only been to 1 snappers game ever, and it was when they were on the road.

    Great pictures though, man Awesome job.!!!

    go again before too long!
  16. Jim Crikket's Avatar
    I intentionally didn't do a write-up of the Wednesday night game. The Snappers won 6-5 and Sano went 3 for 5 with a double and Rosario was hitless. But the reason I'm holding off on writing is that... man... did they look BAD in the field. I'm hoping things go better tonight and Friday. Rosario had a ground ball go right under him and Sano launched a throw in to right field that was supposed to go somewhere close to 2B. He also got the error when he and Petterson, the SS, bumped in to one another and ended up letting a pop fly in shallow LF drop to the ground.

    Taking the camera to the game tonight so I'll probably be posting something at Knuckleballs tonight or tomorrow... certainly by Saturday.
  17. MWLFan's Avatar
    Can't wait for your eval of Sano and Rosario. Thought about heading to Cedar Rapids Friday night, just not sure we will have time. Saturday or Sunday games are much more palatable for that trip. Enjoy!
  18. Jim Crikket's Avatar
    Perhaps, based on recent results, his progression was a bit too quick. It might do him some good to see some AAA hitters for a bit and then try again. He's still pretty young.

    Thank you all for your comments on the post. I appreciate it.
  19. TwinsGuy55422's Avatar
    I didn't realize that Hendriks was in Beloit just two years ago. He certainly made a quick progression through the system.
  20. davidjcampbell's Avatar
    This is great to keep things in perspective - thanks for the post.
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