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  1. Yeah, I think it's pretty clear that...

    Yeah, I think it's pretty clear that accountability is not present in the organization. The only real exception is that ownership/corporate management liked Ryan better than Smith and made a change...
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    Typically, injuries, inconsistency, etc. mean...

    Typically, injuries, inconsistency, etc. mean that very few if any teams maintain a solid #5 starter. The goal though is always the same - to have as many quality pitchers in the rotation as...
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    Burton's xFIP is 5.25, which is unspeakable for a...

    Burton's xFIP is 5.25, which is unspeakable for a relief pitcher in today's game. He's one of the worst 10 relievers in baseball with more than 20 IP. Even a bad pitcher will have scoreless innings....
  4. Thread: Berrios

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    Fair enough, but his track record is good. He's...

    Fair enough, but his track record is good. He's definitely more credible than most public sources. The reality of prospects is that most don't pan out... it's fine to be optimistic, but if you...
  5. Thread: Berrios

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    Realistically, a chat with hundreds of questions...

    Realistically, a chat with hundreds of questions being asked makes it hard to write a full report on every player discussed. I don't think he owes anything special to Twins fans to focus much more on...
  6. Thread: Berrios

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    His concern with Berrios is his flyball rate,...

    His concern with Berrios is his flyball rate, which isn't primarily due to his height. In a recent milb.com article, a Twins' minor league coach mentioned that issue as well. It gives Berrios a small...
  7. Fans massively overrate the trade value of their...

    Fans massively overrate the trade value of their team's players. Many players mentioned have literally zero trade value (or even negative value - other teams don't want to pay their salary).
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  8. The point we are apparently missing, jokin, is...

    The point we are apparently missing, jokin, is that luck is relevant, while skill is irrelevant.

    Though DeVries career numbers are bad across the board. So that one is still hard to follow.
  9. There is an important distinction here: not all...

    There is an important distinction here: not all comments are statements of opinion.

    It is a fact that, in a small sample, defense-independent metrics are superior to ERA. It has been studied and...
  10. This is just not correct. Hughes' fielding...

    This is just not correct. Hughes' fielding independent numbers confirm his improvement. Pino's do not.

    Stranding over 90% of baserunners is not a skill. It cannot be maintained by any pitcher on...
  11. Yes Pino does have trade value. The A's just...

    Yes Pino does have trade value. The A's just acquired a 29 year old soft tosser, Brad Mills, who is very similar to Pino, though he is left-handed and has a bit of MLB experience. The cost was $1. So...
  12. What concerns me the most is player evaluation....

    What concerns me the most is player evaluation. They throw players out there who just don't have it - Kubel, Correia, etc. - as if they have no ability to discern what the player is currently capable...
  13. I don't agree that the current standings mean...

    I don't agree that the current standings mean nothing. The Twins have to outplay a ton of teams from here on out just to get a wildcard spot.

    Could they outplay the White Sox? Of course. Kansas...
  14. The team is in last place, 3 games under .500....

    The team is in last place, 3 games under .500. Adding Morales does nothing to fundamentally alter the pecking order in the American League. It's a modest improvement to a team that is not a...
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    We know Correia isn't good. Exactly how bad he...

    We know Correia isn't good. Exactly how bad he is, that's debatable... but to what end?

    Does he help the team win more games this year? No.

    Does he help the team win more games in the future?...
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    If you want accountability, you've come to the...

    If you want accountability, you've come to the wrong place... the Twins organization is completely averse to it, from the top on down.
  17. I agree he's an adequate back-end starter. That's...

    I agree he's an adequate back-end starter. That's only a commodity in the eyes of shell shocked Twins fans. I'm not in a hurry to remove him from the rotation either, since Correia is still in it......
  18. Deduno has 220 career innings as an MLB starter,...

    Deduno has 220 career innings as an MLB starter, with a FIP of 4.55 and xFIP of 4.34 (too small a sample for ERA to be indicative). His run prevention abilities are average but he doesn't pitch deep...
  19. Yeah, what does happen if injuries start piling...

    Yeah, what does happen if injuries start piling up? What difference does Correia make in that situation?

    There is always fungible, AAAA talent out there if 5 or 6 starters get hurt at the same...
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    No, Twins management just needs to tell their...

    No, Twins management just needs to tell their employee Ron Gardenhire that his concerns are nonsense and counterproductive to the future of the club. If he has a problem with that, he can resign.
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    It's amazing how people defend Gardenhire and the...

    It's amazing how people defend Gardenhire and the Twins for running out that lineup. It cannot be rationally justified. We're well outside the realm of opinion and argument. He is not competent.
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    You can't look at the batting components...

    You can't look at the batting components separately. Increasing his batting average may require a change in approach that reduces his walks. This may happen whether he likes it or not, because...
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    Even with a .339 OBP, Hicks is below replacement...

    Even with a .339 OBP, Hicks is below replacement level offensively. That's hard to do, and tells us just how badly he struggles to make good contact. If you mean that, including defense, he could be...
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    Ugh. Just enjoy his unsustainable start and hope...

    Ugh. Just enjoy his unsustainable start and hope for a decent prospect at the deadline. Don't ruin it.
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    What they said was too vague to really get much...

    What they said was too vague to really get much out of it. In the minor leagues they probably don't study the opposing pitcher nearly as much, due to the limited information that is available and the...
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