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    I'd need to be even more blown away than that to...

    I'd need to be even more blown away than that to trade Dozier. All the chatter to trade him just doesn't make any sense at all.

    He's pretty darn close to establishing himself as a top 10 2B, if...
  2. This is the best Twins Daily thread I've ever...

    This is the best Twins Daily thread I've ever read. Thank you, Jack. In case you happen to come back...

    For food, get the rib tips from Butcher and the Boar out on the RF plaza. Best thing I've...
  3. I think you're correct in stating that the Twins...

    I think you're correct in stating that the Twins have been making FA deals for the last couple years. However, it's an awful big simplification to say that signing a slugger at $12M/year in June is...
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    Found it:...

    Found it: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=13018

    You could just as well use that data to show how it highlights the Twins poor drafts, that the college guys in particular...
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    Those results, almost exclusively from last...

    Those results, almost exclusively from last season, don't seem relevant at this point. His positioning last year allowed him to hit inside pitches the other way and barely flail at outside pitches....
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    On last year's Oakland team alone, there were...

    On last year's Oakland team alone, there were plenty of successful examples.

    1B Brandon Moss -- Reached AAA in 2007, one bad MLB year in 2009, finally started again as a 29 year old in 2013 with a...
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    As if we wouldn't have known who he was talking...

    As if we wouldn't have known who he was talking about if he didn't use names? Why not just come out and say it? Challenging a few players to step up (even by name) doesn't put you in Ozzie Guillen...
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    Best wishes to Terry, as many passionate fans...

    Best wishes to Terry, as many passionate fans here have echoed.

    I hope Jack's post is remembered the next time someone is convinced of their literal interpretation of a quote or even a full...
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    For emphasis.

    For emphasis.
  10. There's a neat little formula where you can find...

    There's a neat little formula where you can find that.
    Win Ratio = 4*(OPS/OPS Allowed) - 3

    So, a team that is perfectly average in both OPS for and against has a win ratio of 1 with an...
  11. Thread: Stephen Drew

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    I'm going to make a prediction. Drew will sign...

    I'm going to make a prediction. Drew will sign somewhere for even less than we're talking about now. A fair portion of TD will vomit in disgust and the Drew topic will surpass the 5,000 post mark.
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    Thanks for that, pretty darn funny. 2014 - "The...

    Thanks for that, pretty darn funny. 2014 - "The Twins... You Already Know 'Em!"
  13. Likely so, but it still seems exorbitant. The...

    Likely so, but it still seems exorbitant. The overall success rate might be higher than a rook from MiLB, but there's been plenty of international imports that flopped... or at least that's what my...
  14. Details on his contract from the AP: That's...

    Details on his contract from the AP:


    That's a LOT of injury protections. The only way I could see this deal happening is no other team was willing to go that long due to injury concerns and the...
  15. One more illustration... Teams with actual...

    One more illustration...

    Teams with actual results in 2013 that were plus or minus 10 (or more) wins from his pre-season projections:
    STL (+14), PIT (+13), CLE (+13), BOS (+12), OAK (+12), ATL...
  16. Win differential from 2013 actual to this 2014...

    Win differential from 2013 actual to this 2014 projection...

    Bottom 5:
    1 (t) ATL, BOS, PIT -11
    4 KC -9
    5 (t) BAL, OAK -8

    Top 5:
    1 HOU +19
    2 CWS +16
  17. I pointed out a number of issues at the n=1 level...

    I pointed out a number of issues at the n=1 level with the models that FG is using (ZIPS and Steamer) in another thread. Mauer and Willingham don't get much love and our positions that were bad last...
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    The biggest risk with Drew is his performance and...

    The biggest risk with Drew is his performance and salary at the end of the deal. If you look at 2016 payroll with Drew on a 3-year deal, you're talking almost $60M locked up in Mauer, Drew, Nolasco,...
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    No, you not only lose the pick, you lose the...

    No, you not only lose the pick, you lose the draft dollars assigned to those picks as well. Teams can go up to 5% over their total draft dollar allotment while only paying a penalty for going over. ...
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    If the Twins sign either Drew or Morales, then it...

    If the Twins sign either Drew or Morales, then it makes even more sense at that point to get the other guy as well. The 3rd rd pick argument holds even less weight than the 2nd rd pick.

    They'd...
  21. This may be true, but I'm not sold yet that he...

    This may be true, but I'm not sold yet that he can't be a little more. 2014 is probably his last chance to prove it.

    Worst case though, I could live with a Plouffe/Parmelee platoon in RF where...
  22. Thread: Crickets chirping

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    It'll depend on how Cruz, Morales, and Drew come...

    It'll depend on how Cruz, Morales, and Drew come out, but I think we'll see qualifying offers play out different next year for more players of that caliber (and many of the SS available next year). ...
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    Molina is an elite framer and thrower, Suzuki is...

    Molina is an elite framer and thrower, Suzuki is good at fielding his position and blocking pitches -- both are well regarded, but in kind of opposite ways. I do think Suzuki has a better chance to...
  24. I don't think anyone is saying that MLB umpires...

    I don't think anyone is saying that MLB umpires consciously discriminate in their calls. If it was a conscious effect, it probably wouldn't exist. The immense amount of research done on this shows...
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    If you would have told me this morning that the...

    If you would have told me this morning that the Twins could trade away Ryan Doumit AND his full salary (apparently, even the idea of that is enough for some people to be negative about it) for ANY...
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