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Article: Winter Meetings - Search For A Starter

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:30 AM
The Winter Meetings are an interesting event, particularly for fans. There are a multitude of rumors, and we need to sift through them to...

2017-18 MLB Off-Season Transactions Thread

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Non-Twins Offseason Rumors

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Article: Twins Sign Closer Rodney To One-Year Deal

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:11 AM
The Twins headed into the Winter Meetings with almost zero closing experience on their roster. They will exit with a wealth of it.On Thur...

Article: Twins Sign RHP Michael Pineda

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:54 AM
The Twins announced this morning that they have signed right-handed pitcher Michael Pineda to a two-year, $10 million deal. The former Ma...


The New America's Past Time: Complaining

Posted by Loosey , 05 May 2017 · 1,147 views

This blog entry will be sweet and short. The Twins are 14-12 on Cinco De Mayo. Last year on May 5 the team was already eliminated from playoff contention, at least it felt like at 8-20.

But this year baseball is fun because the team is winning. Many of the guys helping the team win are guys who will be part of the future of this team. Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton, Jorge Polanco, Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario.

However, anytime one mistake is made or a move is or isn't made by the front office the complaints come out in full force. A handful of fans don't like the new front office and think these new guys have same philosophies as the old regime and complain, complain, complain.

They want Berrios up even though he might not be ready yet, they wanted Gibson sent to AAA and when he was they complained it took too long. They complain about Nick Tepesch, even though he might be an ok back end starter. Danny Santana . . . . Ok, I understand that complaint.

But my point is, let's enjoy the winning and fun baseball team we are watching right now. I trust the front office even though I too scratch my head on some moves. I think we are watching the beginning of what will become a very good baseball team in the coming years.

  • Seth Stohs, BigSkyTwinsFan, Oldgoat_MN and 5 others like this

May 05 2017 11:24 AM

I agree. My rose tinted glass is half full. I will admit that I'm glad they sent Gibson down. I hope he finds a way to be a useful pitcher, whether as a starter or in the Bullpen. He has some ability.

Near as I can tell it's the nature of sports fans to be unhappy all the time. :)

    • Seth Stohs likes this

May I have an AMEN!

I think it's been Minnesota's past time as long as I can remember. It's just usually reserved for the weather.

As long as this forum has existed it has been filled with complaints. It is not anything new.  

    • OldFartAtPlay likes this