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    If we had a interesting replacement at 2B, I...

    If we had a interesting replacement at 2B, I would try Dozier back at SS in a second. That is another frustrating aspect to the Rosario situation.
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    One thing to keep in mind: Gyorko put up that...

    One thing to keep in mind: Gyorko put up that comparable OPS in pitcher-friendly San Diego. His OPS+ was better than Dozier's (113 vs 100 last year).

    And even in that pitcher-friendly park,...
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    He was an infielder/catcher in college. That...

    He was an infielder/catcher in college. That said, I doubt he is anything more than an emergency option at the position, which is probably what Seth meant but in my opinion really shouldn't count as...
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    I am no scout, but in addition to the numbers, it...

    I am no scout, but in addition to the numbers, it worries me that two teams in the past year have targeted Sulbaran (even if logically two teams were also willing to part with him). And if he...
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    To be fair, the DFA process makes it a little...

    To be fair, the DFA process makes it a little confusing, because it seemingly removes him from the Yankees 40 man right away. But more accurately, it gave them an extra 40 man spot and rendered Nunez...
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    I wouldn't even bother examining their workouts....

    I wouldn't even bother examining their workouts. It is certainly possible that Gibson becomes an ace, but it is not at all probable. Heck, he still has a ways to go to become that #3 guy.
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    Nunez was never waived. He was DFA, giving the...

    Nunez was never waived. He was DFA, giving the Yankees 10 days to trade or waive him. They chose to trade him.

    He is listed on the official 40 man now too:...
  8. I think there are ~17,000 full season equivalent...

    I think there are ~17,000 full season equivalent ticket holders, but that doesn't necessarily mean there are ~17,000 season tickets purchased for any individual game. Not sure if some partial plans...
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    I think the original poster was assuming he...

    I think the original poster was assuming he wouldn't be platooned right away. But in the event his 2013 platoon split continued or got worse, his strength against RHP and his SS ability should keep...
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    How is the predictive power of home/road splits...

    How is the predictive power of home/road splits working out for Phil Hughes? (I know, it's very early in the season, just had to say it)
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    Halsey: go where, exactly?

    Halsey: go where, exactly?
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    What other player has changed to fit their...

    What other player has changed to fit their "role", though? It's not like Pujols or Cabrera came to camp one year and decided to be a slugger, because their team needed it more. Jeter/Suzuki/etc...
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    Nick: Great parallel with Bartlett! It...

    Nick: Great parallel with Bartlett! It definitely seems like the Twins are playing more guys out of position now, which could be an interesting strategy to get opportunities and assess talent, but...
  14. And is it bad that I sort of enjoy the bad team,...

    And is it bad that I sort of enjoy the bad team, in terms of attendance and ticket demand? Pretty sweet picking up $2 tickets on the secondary market and finding a friendly usher with an empty...
  15. This is true, and this may be the season low, but...

    This is true, and this may be the season low, but the trend is definitely down overall (season tickets are still down too, right?). Wouldn't be surprised to see another record low next April (or...
  16. How about keep the Twins in Minneapolis, and move...

    How about keep the Twins in Minneapolis, and move the Rays to St. Paul? (Actually, that would be pretty cool...)
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    Can I add a reason to like Mauer? He chose...

    Can I add a reason to like Mauer? He chose baseball over football. (Yeah, baseball offered the more immediate payday, but he still made the choice.)

    Not only that, from ages 14-30 at least, he...
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    I believe this is far less frequent that you...

    I believe this is far less frequent that you imply. It is very difficult to perfect pitch recognition and swing mechanics -- not unlike pitcher mechanics, really. I might guess too that "great...
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    The past few days, I've been in sync between my...

    The past few days, I've been in sync between my desktop and one of my mobile devices. But today I just noticed another of my mobile devices showed I wasn't logged in to TD anymore ("+" icon in top...
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    Define "nowhere near the top end". Since 2010,...

    Define "nowhere near the top end". Since 2010, Mauer ranks 46th in unintentional walk rate among 287 players with 1000+ PA. His rate is almost equal to David Ortiz's. Ortiz ranks 12th overall,...
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    Link:...

    Link:
    http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&lg=all&qual=y&type=5&season=2014&month=0&season1=2010&ind=0&team=0&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0&sort=4,a

    He's right next to another...
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    http://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/IBB_leag...

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/IBB_leagues.shtml
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    I agree that Mauer is great, but it's not fair to...

    I agree that Mauer is great, but it's not fair to compare Mauer's OPS through age 30 with Boggs/Gwynn through age 41 (or Olerud through 36). There should be era/ballpark adjustments too. I don't...
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    Well, that's just, like, your opinion, man. :)

    Well, that's just, like, your opinion, man. :)
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    Mauer's Intentional Bases on Balls 2005 AL 12...

    Mauer's Intentional Bases on Balls
    2005 AL 12 (4th)
    2006 AL 21 (3rd)
    2009 AL 14 (2nd)
    2010 AL 14 (2nd)
    2012 AL 10 (8th)
    2014 AL 2 (2nd)
    Active 105 (10th)
    Career 105 (113th)
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