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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    Well, I won't. Seriously, why?
    It was a joke... I took a look and "Shop" is in the far right position now... So... I naturally went that direction.

    I'm not sure where it went.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S. View Post
    "On January 14, 2014, Morgan announced that he had signed a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training with the Cleveland Indians.[29] In spring training, he earned a spot on the 25 man roster and started the 2014 season as the starting center fielder and lead-off batter."

    Hindsight is 20/20, but on January 14th, none of us actually thought we were going to break camp with Bartlett as an outfielder and no viable options in AAA and have Arcia, Willingham, and Hicks injuries in the first month.
    Sure but TR on Jan 14 had to be thinking about wat his CF options were, the GM at Cleveland sure was

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    I think it's been established that Morgan is a loud mouth with no filter... But... I don't recall him not giving it 200 percent on the field... Maybe he has... I don't recall...

    if that's the case... I'll take the clown.
    And the point still stands that in January there were better options than Nyjer Morgan that we could've got, but the FO settled on an even worse option of Bartlett. This isn't like Cleveland just got him off waivers and we could've had him instead of Fuld as a temporary fill in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reider View Post
    Perhaps Colabello could use this glove next game..

    Attachment 7375
    Might reduce his range a little, but we'd have to wait for the UZR sample size to grow a bit before knowing for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    To be fair, it was a play that not every major leaguer would make every time. But he's not a gifted fielder, the play was not made, and I'm gonna gripe.

    And now in the top of the inning Cola gets robbed by good defense (other side of the field, for those into symmetry).
    It was a huge moment. I love Cola but... Not making that catch cost us and I've seen that catch made at local beer league softball games.

    He has to make that catch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sconnie View Post
    Sure but TR on Jan 14 had to be thinking about wat his CF options were, the GM at Cleveland sure was
    I never argued he shouldn't have been. Find me all these posts of people in January r earlier clamoring about how much Nyjer Morgan would help the team though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    It was a joke... I took a look and "Shop" is in the far right position now... So... I naturally went that direction.

    I'm not sure where it went.
    I know you were joking, it's okay. And that's what I noticed about the "shop" button too. Not a fan.
    Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.

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    I dont think Morgan was ever a real consideration for the Twins who seem to pride themselves on the quality of individuals in the organization as much as the quality of their play. Bartlett. Jason Bartlett's roster spot changed the CF picture for the Twins. I'm sure that the Twins didnt know they'd be bringing Bartlett north in mid-January. That's pre-TwinsFest.

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    Wow, the air in the game thread is more suitable for Beijing tonight. I blame Dick for the bottom of the third- he no sooner said "Nolasco has eight up, eight down" before the wheels fell off.

    Very glad to see Pinto hitting a rocket there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S. View Post
    And the point still stands that in January there were better options than Nyjer Morgan that we could've got, but the FO settled on an even worse option of Bartlett. This isn't like Cleveland just got him off waivers and we could've had him instead of Fuld as a temporary fill in.
    Im not blaming the FO for a January signing.

    I'm just saying that... From what I've read and witnessed... I'd take him.

    And if Escobar keeps looking like he can run and track... I'll lighten up on my CF concerns.

    Although... I'll probably shift to why haven't we seen Escobar in the OF more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S. View Post
    I never argued he shouldn't have been. Find me all these posts of people in January r earlier clamoring about how much Nyjer Morgan would help the team though.
    I don't think anyone here is paid millions of dollars to figure out which players are going to help, Terry Ryan is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    I've seen that catch made at local beer league softball games.
    You shake the baseball tree and 99 gloves fall out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    It was a huge moment. I love Cola but... Not making that catch cost us and I've seen that catch made at local beer league softball games.

    He has to make that catch.
    That's the hard part about rooting (me too, btw) for a guy who is probably a better story than he is a player. He had an amazing April, but he's on his way to becoming the Yan Gomes of corner OF and 1b. He needs to hit, because it sure looks like the glove just isn't there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pleiss View Post
    I dont think Morgan was ever a real consideration for the Twins who seem to pride themselves on the quality of individuals in the organization as much as the quality of their play. Bartlett. Jason Bartlett's roster spot changed the CF picture for the Twins. I'm sure that the Twins didnt know they'd be bringing Bartlett north in mid-January. That's pre-TwinsFest.
    My theory and I actually think I'm right...

    Bartlett signed the minor league deal in November and I think that was when he made the club. I a also think its possible that OF options were not considered in December, January, February and March because Bartlett had a spot reserved.

    Just a theory... I could be wrong.

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    Like I said, hindsight is 20/20. I'm sure if we had signed Nyjer Morgan in January we would've had 30 threads about how unhappy people were with the signing and how bad it was for the clubhouse and how it was going to block playing time for Hicks or Arcia or a million other factors.

    This is in no way saying our current situation is good or better or even remotely acceptable.

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    Nolasco has the K-ball going. Ricky don't lose that number.

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    Escobar in the OF isn't an answer, and not seeing him there more so far this season is a result of having other, better options. Escobar over Herrmann, though, is a legitimate complaint, except that Esco was playing SS/3B for a few of those Herrmann starts too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reider View Post
    I miss Morneau's defense at first base..
    And I miss Butch Huskey's glove in the outfield...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtDwFWfa8JQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaBombo View Post
    And I miss Butch Huskey's glove in the outfield...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtDwFWfa8JQ
    And the ball missed Colabello's glove at first base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Brooks View Post
    I don't think anyone here is paid millions of dollars to figure out which players are going to help, Terry Ryan is.
    Terry Ryan could at least call me!!! I could have helped.

    I think he's a control freak and he isn't thinking outside the box. Calling me would alleviate both those problems.

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