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    This is not true even a little bit. Where are you...

    This is not true even a little bit. Where are you getting this from?

    Edit: I see jokin did the work.
  2. He's not a major league caliber player. They...

    He's not a major league caliber player. They could replace his production immediately with any number of replacement level players.
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    Gotta love the people who think 50 ABs is...

    Gotta love the people who think 50 ABs is indicative of anything other than statistical noise.
  4. "PiPress Mike Berardino, who is killing it this...

    "PiPress Mike Berardino, who is killing it this offseaon"

    I hope you aren't including this article in the "killing it" category. Anyone attaching a narrative to 20-30 at-bats is at best...
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    Baseball simulations

    I've become embarrassingly addicted to Pennantwars.com. You essentially build your own team via free agency/draft/trades. Your team then sims 6 games per day. The sim engine is smarter than I would...
  6. The Twins Pitch to Contact Like No One Ever |...

    The Twins Pitch to Contact Like No One Ever | FanGraphs Baseball

    Would you say the Twins historically low strikeout rate for pitchers is a reflection of the organization's philosophy? The author...
  7. Is this a serious response? I'm bad at detecting...

    Is this a serious response? I'm bad at detecting sarcasm over the internet.
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    It'll be a slap in the face if they don't spend...

    It'll be a slap in the face if they don't spend the money they saved last year. Remember they promised 50-52% of revenue?
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    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/12/japan...

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/12/japanese-baseball-officials-admit-to-altering-the-baseball-to-increase-offense/

    So isn't the opposite true? Since he has been so productive with a...
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    It doesn't matter if it's insulting. It matters...

    It doesn't matter if it's insulting. It matters if it's accurate.

    TR sounds like my crazy uncle who talks about how cheap kit kat bars were back in the day. He's a dinosaur and every interview he...
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    I'd rather risk 40 million on 1-2 year deals than...

    I'd rather risk 40 million on 1-2 year deals than the 100% certainty of being horrible for the 4th straight year.
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    That's a pretty unlikely path for a 17 year old....

    That's a pretty unlikely path for a 17 year old. His number are absurd though.
  13. You: his stats were identical under Anderson and...

    You: his stats were identical under Anderson and Duncan
    someone: no they weren't. They were better under Duncan
    you: yeah well a 101/94 era+ isn't significantly significant(lol confidence...
  14. Nope. At least not according to fangraphs. His...

    Nope. At least not according to fangraphs.
    His best 5 seasons
    1. 2008 cardinals 92 fip-
    2. 2012 cardinals 93 fip-
    3. 2006 twins/reds *96 fip-(very generous to count this season as he was in the...
  15. His best 4 years(fip) are with a team other than...

    His best 4 years(fip) are with a team other than the twins. This includes 2 seasons with Duncan. His average Fip is significantly lower away from the twins. You can say his results were identical but...
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    How many players with Hick's production at 23...

    How many players with Hick's production at 23 with 300+ PAs have become good over the past 20 years?
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    It's a combination of sad and cute but in reality...

    It's a combination of sad and cute but in reality it means many 0 sum games are beatable. vs the general public.
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    He was one of the worst players in baseball this...

    He was one of the worst players in baseball this year. His fielding was bad, and his hitting was historically bad. Players who have a season like he had don't go on to do well.
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    Teams have access to fieldf/x. They don't need...

    Teams have access to fieldf/x. They don't need use imperfect publicly available fielding metrics.
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    That dog don't hunt. These players weren't nearly...

    That dog don't hunt. These players weren't nearly as bad as Hicks at 23.
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    He's 18th in war this year at 1b. He was 19th in...

    He's 18th in war this year at 1b. He was 19th in war last year and people want to sign him for multiple years? lol
  22. Was he even in the top 20 pitching prospects last...

    Was he even in the top 20 pitching prospects last year at the age of 25?
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    It's insane that people are calling for a elite...

    It's insane that people are calling for a elite prospect to start the season with a major league club with no threat of competing at the cost of a year of control.
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    Guzman was 21 and played a position that allowed...

    Guzman was 21 and played a position that allowed him to be bad offensively and still get at bats. All the other names were better and at least as young as Hicks.

    "This happens with every prospect...
  25. If we separate our position players and pitching...

    If we separate our position players and pitching where do the Twin's prospects rank among other teams? Off the top of my head, position players are #1 by a large margin. Our pitching is somewhere...
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