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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:10 AM

Gametime forecast: Partly cloudy. Winds blowing from left to right field at 1-10 m.p.h. Temperature: Around 50.

Twins:
SP, Nolasco

Dozier 2B
Mauer 1B
Willingham LF
Colabello DH
Plouffe 3B
Kubel RF
Suzuki C
Hicks CF
Florimon SS

Indians:
SP, Masterson

Morgan CF
Swisher 1B
Kipnis 2B
Santana 3B
Brantley LF
Chisenhall DH
Gomes C
Murphy RF
Aviles SS

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Things to Think About:

1. One Thousand Wins -- Ron Gardenhire reached 4 digits in wins yesterday... This is quite the accomplishment. Not many Managers are around long enough to reach this number. It speaks to his ability and it speaks to his longevity. To stay around long enough... You gotta make a lot of right decisions. Right decisions on the field and right decisions on the phone... Email and face to face meetings with players and the Owners and GM. To reach a thousand Wins... It isn't just on the field... You gotta be good off the field as well.

2. One Thousand Losses -- Gardenhire's career record stands at 1000-950... That means it's very probable that Gardy will reach 1,000 losses in 2014. That milestone should also be celebrated. One thousand losses with the same club is probably a harder accomplishment compared to 1 thousand wins.

3. One Thousand At Bats -- They say that it takes about 1,000 at bats before you know what you have in a player. I don't know who said it first but a lot of important people echo it. Arcia 397 Hicks 334 Colabello 200... What do we have? Indeed.

4. One Thousand Dollars a Day -- Is $365,000 a Year... Major League Minimum is $500,000. February to September is 7 months of work a year... Average Family Doctor makes $158,000. So take all those numbers and add them all together and Gardenhire reached 10 Thousand Wins and each ball player should try real hard.

5. One Thousand Words -- They say a picture is worth a thousand words. How do photographers feed their family with that kind of value?

Edited by ChiTownTwinsFan, 06 April 2014 - 09:51 AM.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:58 AM

Enjoy the game today everyone. I'm going to a local game today ... Cubs v Phillies. I hate Wrigley, but the ticket was free and it's a good seat, ie not obstructed behind a pillar.
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 10:07 AM

It looks like Arcia will miss a few more days with his bad wrist. Hopefully this won't linger past that. If it does we may see Mastroianni back. There are still two open spots on the 40 man, yes?

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 10:32 AM

It looks like Arcia will miss a few more days with his bad wrist. Hopefully this won't linger past that. If it does we may see Mastroianni back. There are still two open spots on the 40 man, yes?

The PP says that if Arcia can't go by Wednesday, he'll go on the DL. I have been thinking about transactions and also the two vacancies on the 40-man--from within the organization, Mastro looks like the best bet. The Twins can claim a player or two who might be better fits.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 10:44 AM

Nah, I'm hoping Kubel holds the spot, and if Hicks needs a day off or comes up with a scratch or bump we can just roll with an outfield of Willingham-Bartlett-Kubel for a few games :)

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:08 AM

Full count to start... Get that pitch count up.
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:10 AM

You know you have stuff when Dick calls your sinker a breaking ball.
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:16 AM

Suddenly outfielders become a precious commodity.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:17 AM

Random Question: If Suzuki ever starts a day game after a night game, will the board riot?

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:20 AM

China calling... online!

Point #1 is good, the comparison with TK.. not so sure.

TK retired with a losing record.

If you factor in what fans have been saying/give Gardy a decent roster for the last 2-3 seasons, and his record would likely look much better- and it's already better for WP than TK's.

Point #3: Colabello is on fire... so far, the happy surprise has been seeing good offensive production. Kinda crazy question, but wtf- what if the Twins actually hit and produce runs this year? Just curious...
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:21 AM

You have to ask? :P
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:22 AM

You know you have stuff when Dick calls your sinker a breaking ball.

You know you have power when Dick calls your drive to the outfield a home run.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:24 AM

Random Question: If Suzuki ever starts a day game after a night game, will the board riot?


Depends on your definition of Riot. If riot means turning over cars and lighting them on fire... I'd say no because the membership is too scattered. If riot means typing mean words in the direction of Gardenhire... I'd say yes.
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:24 AM

Does anyone else's pitch count meter say Butera or am I crazy?
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:25 AM

Maybe we can get plunked to victory.
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:25 AM

You know you have power when Dick calls your drive to the outfield a home run.


.... or not.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:27 AM

Koobs!!! Good thing Arcia is hurt!
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:28 AM

Ayyyyeeee Kurt Suzuki comes through again
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:28 AM

Suzuki!!! Vroom Vroom!!!
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:29 AM

I've been saying since day 1 that Kubel needs to be on the lineup :)

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:32 AM

Dang nice play. Oh well got another run
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:32 AM

Depends on your definition of Riot. If riot means turning over cars and lighting them on fire... I'd say no because the membership is too scattered. If riot means typing mean words in the direction of Gardenhire... I'd say yes.


Figurative car tipping is good enough. :)

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:34 AM

Suzuki!!! Vroom Vroom!!!


At long last, a catcher who knows how to get teh are-be-eyes.
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:34 AM

I would like to option Florimon to the Nunavut Winter League.
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:36 AM

46 pitches in 2 innings and 1 full time through lineup. 3 hard hit balls 2 hits and 2 HBP. Not too bad against Masterson. Only like 6 balls fouled off of feet too!

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:36 AM

"Florimon shows bunt"
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:36 AM

At long last, a catcher who knows how to get teh are-be-eyes.

Yeah catcher has been a black hole since Pierzynski :)

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:37 AM

Hammer out, Bartlett in.

Early riot test.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:37 AM

Well I guess we get to see Bartlett in the outfield today
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:38 AM

DL move today. Either Willy or Arcia. I might do both, get Herrman and Mastro for 15 days.

It will get Pinto in lineup everyday and allow Arcia and Willy to heal well.

I guess we will see how serious Willys injury is.