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    Ah, Grasshopper, kung fu this!

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    If you look at the free agent pitchers the Twins have signed the last couple of years-Pelfrey, Correia, Hughes, and Nolasco-these guys were not kept by their original teams for a reason! You don't see a Hernandez or a Sale or a Kershaw becoming free agents. Ideally, your staff is best if developed by your farm teams and in trades. The 4 pitchers above didn't come to Minnesota because they had a chance to win-they came because the Twins either offered the most money, or were the only team willing to sign them.

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    Score! Twinsbaseball style.
    Chris Hermann solves everything. hat tip to jokin

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    If you could be the owner of the Twins for one day, and could fire the GM, would you do it? If so, who would you try to hire as the new GM?
    After the last 3 1/2 years I think the Twins are the only team that wouldn't fire somebody at this point. It will be very hard to sell tickets for this team after the all star game.
    This comment brought to you from the Rosedale Mall studio by Hamm's Beer, brewed in the land of sky blue waters.

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    And the comeback begins...

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    Good for CC!

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    Colabello!
    I couldn't be a player because of bad eyesight, so I decided to be an umpire instead.

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    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLABELLO!




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    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    Looks like another 30 RBI month a-comin'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Circus Boy View Post
    Bad day to give up snorting cocaine, too.
    Looks like we picked the wrong day to score 4 runs in the first 4 innings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Looks like we picked the wrong day to score 4 runs in the first 4 innings.
    You don't know that yet... but you're probably right.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    You don't know that yet...
    You never know for sure which day is the right one for giving up snorting cocaine, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    You never know for sure which day is the right one for giving up snorting cocaine, either.
    You are correct about that one.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    You never know for sure which day is the right one for giving up snorting cocaine, either.
    I might have to pick it back up if the Twins keep hitting like they did last inning.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    You never know for sure which day is the right one for giving up snorting cocaine, either.
    What is it - 1980's day on TD? Lots of talk about cocaine.

    Since Crack is the only thing I could get my hands on in a reasonable time frame - I'll stick with Absinthe and "Puff the Magic Dragon" today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark's Lounge View Post
    What is it - 1980's day on TD? Lots of talk about cocaine.

    Since Crack is the only thing I could get my hands on in a reasonable time frame - I'll stick with Absinthe and "Puff the Magic Dragon" today.
    1980's day for sure! Cocaine right off our powder blue jerseys.

    I'll probably just stick to tacos instead today, though. Those aren't illegal yet, right?
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    If you could be the owner of the Twins for one day, and could fire the GM, would you do it? If so, who would you try to hire as the new GM?
    I would fire him. My primary basis for doing so would be the stagnant nature of the front office staff and the field staff over the past few years. Other than the 3 token coaching terminations, we haven't seen anything that would lead us to believe that there was any change in the "business as usual" nature of the FO decisions. Yes, they spent a little more in free agency this year but they certainly didn't spend near their limit.

    I felt -- and continue to feel -- that Gardenhire needed to be gone before this season. As I've mentioned before, I think he may well be a good manager elsewhere. There is just too much same old, same old to keep him (and Rick Anderson) with the Twins. And I think someone from outside the organization should have been hired for the manager's job. Perhaps the move would be more symbolic than effectual but at some point, I think you need to show that you are serious about changing the culture.

    I'm lousy at questions of who to hire plus as we are seeing elsewhere, there are the questions of who would take the GM job. But again, I would be looking for someone from outside the organization and I would empower that person to make whatever changes need to be made including replacing whatever front office and field staff needs to be replaced.

    That type of change isn't easy and sounds pretty hard-hearted. And the decision to do so would be difficult when you look at the prospects that the Twins have coming up. But I'm reminded again that prospects are just that -- prospects. We haven't seen them prove anything yet and there are a lot of decisions that need to be made about how to make some of those prospects flourish in the majors.

    I've been ready for a change for some time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark's Lounge View Post
    What is it - 1980's day on TD? Lots of talk about cocaine.
    A stray reference to Airplane! will do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    A stray reference to Airplane! will do that.
    You have to be careful with those types of references.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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