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    What? Carew's '77 season did not make the cut?...

    What? Carew's '77 season did not make the cut? Unbelievable.
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    Considering his 0 hr in 101 AB at Pittsburgh, he...

    Considering his 0 hr in 101 AB at Pittsburgh, he may have to rethink this.
  3. Thread: 5 for 20

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    This. Don't forget about Morneau. As...

    This. Don't forget about Morneau. As disappointing as he was, he was the 2nd best hitter on the team.

    With M&M: .242/.312/.381
    Without: .232/.302/.367

    SP may be Twins' biggest problem but it...
  4. 8th at Fort Meyers. It was his 18th of the...

    8th at Fort Meyers. It was his 18th of the season, overall.
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    I tried to listen to the game on the radio. I had...

    I tried to listen to the game on the radio. I had to quit when I found there was no 30 second skip button.
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    I just watched Pelotero on Netflix last weekend....

    I just watched Pelotero on Netflix last weekend. I enjoyed it very much. Good luck on the next one.
  7. I hope RD is happy and lives a long and...

    I hope RD is happy and lives a long and prosperous life.

    He is the only player I can say this about, "If he had never been a Twin, my life would have been better."

    Ouch. I recognize that is...
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    "It's easier to find four good pitchers than...

    "It's easier to find four good pitchers than five."

    Earl Weaver on why he had a four man rotation rather than five, which all other teams had moved to.
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    Wow that is tedious. Here is a list: ESPN...

    Wow that is tedious. Here is a list:

    ESPN "Hall of 100"
  10. Thread: How tall?

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    Other tall outfielders... Dave Kingman 6'6"...

    Other tall outfielders...

    Dave Kingman 6'6"
    Corey Hart 6'6"
    Jayson Werth 6'5" (I thought I saw him listed at 6'6" somewhere but Baseball-Reference lists him shorter)
  11. If I may take a stab at what John wants...

    If I may take a stab at what John wants (realizing he had ample opportunity on the podcast and he is here commenting too), he wants some kind of criteria to say what makes a prospect an A versus B or...
  12. From Span's perspective, it would be hard to...

    From Span's perspective, it would be hard to imagine a better outcome for him than this trade. I hope he does well.
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    Careful. It has been a long time but that sounds...

    Careful. It has been a long time but that sounds suspiciously like Dante's third circle of Hell.
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    Everyone needs pitching. It is a scarce...

    Everyone needs pitching. It is a scarce commodity. It should come as no surprise that the price of mediocrity increases. It should come as no surprise that, if someone has the need and the money,...
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    One of my favorites is "Old aches and pains" Luke...

    One of my favorites is "Old aches and pains" Luke Appling. Gotta love that.
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    Nice handle bro!

    Nice handle bro!
  17. Wow. He should start writing over here so we can...

    Wow. He should start writing over here so we can read him more.
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    I believe what you say is true. They could do...

    I believe what you say is true. They could do that but we would have to assume that aliens had taken over their bodies. If what the Twins say about payroll is true (I agree that this is propaganda...
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    "I think it is safe to say that Miguel Cabrera...

    "I think it is safe to say that Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder are really good hitters. Austin Jackson and Hunter will comprise two-thirds of the outfield with Andy Dirks, Brennan Boesch, and...
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    "The Twins have historically told the public that...

    "The Twins have historically told the public that their model is to spend about 50% of revenues on their Major League payroll. That goes back all the way through the old Metrodome days when the...
  21. The Marlins are Ridiculous... Or Are They? Baseball Econ 101

    How do we know if a team's payroll is too high or too low?

    AFAIK, teams do not share their financial information with the public. None are publicly held, which would require disclosure. Not only...
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    "Why would he ditch the organization that raised...

    "Why would he ditch the organization that raised him, even if an extra million or two was being offered by another club?"

    Asked and answered. "an extra million or two." Who wouldn't? Is that not a...
  23. The North-Siders could use a catcher who can hit.

    The North-Siders could use a catcher who can hit.
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    I think this is a pretty good gamble for the...

    I think this is a pretty good gamble for the Cubs. I thought the Twins might pick him up for less guaranteed but demand for pitching habitually outstrips supply. It is a seller's market.
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    The champion marathoner doesn't necessarily win...

    The champion marathoner doesn't necessarily win the 100 yard dash. Or even advance past the qualifying heats.
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