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    No. Awful is awful regardless of age. Good is...

    No. Awful is awful regardless of age. Good is good regardless of age. That has been my whole point all along.
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    The Twins had to add players to compete. You...

    The Twins had to add players to compete. You complain they are old and have no upside. Take off the over 30 players the Twins signed over the winter or did not trade and replace them with AAA and AA...
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    I have taken care of enough guys who thought a...

    I have taken care of enough guys who thought a problem would go away if you ignore it long enough. How many people go to work sick. How many people stay home with a sniffle. There is a range there....
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    Say all the prospects pan out. Between Berrios,...

    Say all the prospects pan out. Between Berrios, Gonslaves, May, Meyer, Stewart and Thorpe you have 4 pitchers that stay healthy throughout their career. From all of the power arms you drafted you...
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    From the team that started the season in 2011...

    From the team that started the season in 2011 there is Perkins, Ploufe, Duensing and Mauer. Do I need to go through players who would be under 30 that had a chance to prove themselves but did not...
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    Epstien has a nice roster. Still losing. They...

    Epstien has a nice roster. Still losing. They will be losing more as they dealt 2 of their top starters.
    The ballplayers over 30 likely to be with the club next year are Nolasco, Perkins and Mauer....
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    The dreaded control problem. They tried to sneak...

    The dreaded control problem. They tried to sneak him through waivers so he could work on the control in Rochester. Didn't work out as planned. His replacement was Sean Henn, who didn't work out as...
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    He could have Nolasco pitch to him

    He could have Nolasco pitch to him
  9. So you didn't care much for the Steinbach and...

    So you didn't care much for the Steinbach and Molitor era of the Twins? You were out there supporting the 99-2000 Twins?
    35-40 year old players with no trade value generally do not make an mlb team...
  10. The argument is field the best team possible....

    The argument is field the best team possible.
    The attendance for the 1999 and 2000 Twins was so poor they talked of contraction. The fan base did not appear to eant youth and hope.
  11. Your op was you didn't want to watch players who...

    Your op was you didn't want to watch players who are near 40 playing. I did not know that 35 was the new 40.
    By any definition it is not like the 35 year old players currently on the team are...
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    Pelfrey has done nothing the last 3 years, but he...

    Pelfrey has done nothing the last 3 years, but he has done the work in his career to deserve a shot at making the rotation.
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    There are things better served by video, there...

    There are things better served by video, there are things one see by observing.
    Shading the defense does in a bigger picture. Different ways they set up How a runner might time leaving a base with...
  14. There are 99 players hitting below .220 with at...

    There are 99 players hitting below .220 with at least 50 AB. There are 135 players with 50 AB who don't even have a positive WAR. 220 out of a possible 430 are below 0.5 WAR. There are a lot of...
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    The Twins had compensation picks in the first and...

    The Twins had compensation picks in the first and second round. The extra first round picks were Berios and Bard to go along with Buxton. Melotakis and Chargois were the second round picks. So Walker...
  16. It is much more exciting to see 25 year old...

    It is much more exciting to see 25 year old players battle to hit even the Mendoza line
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    In watching a game you can get a sense of the...

    In watching a game you can get a sense of the whole thing that you can not get with video.
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    None were a long term contract. Short term...

    None were a long term contract. Short term contracts for vets are to bridge. On the other hand, he is looking to build with Nolasco and Hughes.
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    Chief's article didn't say the Twins don't use...

    Chief's article didn't say the Twins don't use all of the technology, just that they employ an advance scout. As far as marginal pitchers go, are they pitchers they have seen before? You can know...
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    Almost every player playing poorly for the Twins...

    Almost every player playing poorly for the Twins is very expendable. There is no one blocking a player from being added.

    There was an effort last year per Antony. There is a concept called you...
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    It sets the bar for what is scarce, above average...

    It sets the bar for what is scarce, above average available pitching. One can hope that a lackey for a GM looks at fangraphs and thinks a big number for -ERA is a good thing. In terms of starting...
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    You can aim high but miss. It takes 2 parties to...

    You can aim high but miss. It takes 2 parties to sign a contract. I do not know what other free agents they went after. The only thing I can be certain of is there was not much high end pitching...
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    Incremental improvements mean a lot to some...

    Incremental improvements mean a lot to some people on the board, but it may not mean much to you. To have obtained a frontline starter by trade look at what Gio Gonzales, Garza, Shields, or...
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    Every team needs a fifth starter. Correia fits...

    Every team needs a fifth starter. Correia fits the bill.
    Consider the 2012 starts of PJ Walters, Vasquez, Swarzak and Duensing. Maybe Correia looks better than another season of that. The real sad...
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    a 3 for 49 slump will get you demoted.

    a 3 for 49 slump will get you demoted.
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