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    Doubles

    Doubles are my favorite hit: they drive in runs and keep rallies going.

    They are usually well hit to boot.

    I am happy that the Twins have 2 of the AL's top 10 doubles hitters for 2014 in Plouffe and Escobar. Suzuki is next at 35th, then Mauer at 41, though the actual numbers are:

    4. Plouffe: 25
    10. Escobar: 23
    35. Suzuki: 18
    41, Mauer: 17

    Of course Cabrera leads the way with 34.

    Keep it going boys.

    Under appreciated stat, doubles.

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    While HR's and triples are more exciting, I'm right there with you on the value of doubles.

    Seems the Twins have been very strong in doubles production over the years. Which makes the numbers you posted kind of depressing. A healthy Mauer gives you a real shot at 40 every year. I think Arcia should be good for 30 plus as well. Dozier should also, but forgive me for being more excited for his homers. I also think Plouffe is a legit 2B producer.

    Suzuki and Escobar excite me, but scare me. Just based on gap power, and to a certain degree speed, I'd like to think we could/should have 6 guys with 30 plus doubles.
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    Triples here, as they do all those things you listed; plus this:
    the excitement of watching the hitter strive for third, while watching the fielders relay the ball to make the play at third Nothing better! Guzzie where are ya????

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    I agree with you. I love doubles, especially when you get a couple of them in a row. I think Colabello is another guy capable of hitting a lot of doubles.
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    I like home runs more as they get you twice as many bases.

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    I love watching doubles in the minor leagues especially for the reasons you gave, plus it suggests more power coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerr View Post
    Triples here, as they do all those things you listed; plus this:
    the excitement of watching the hitter strive for third, while watching the fielders relay the ball to make the play at third Nothing better! Guzzie where are ya????
    Love seeing those real burners kick that extra gear on a triple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerr View Post
    Triples here, as they do all those things you listed; plus this:
    the excitement of watching the hitter strive for third, while watching the fielders relay the ball to make the play at third Nothing better! Guzzie where are ya????
    2/3rds of the time (less than two outs), if a hitter triples, the thought of the next batter becomes "Sac Fly and get that run in from third". With a double, you still have a hitter thinking single to drive in the run

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    The best thing about a double is it eliminates the 6-4-3 coming next.

    I wish the baserunners were a little more aggressive. I think you would be ahead if with 1 out you tried it enough to get thrown out 20%

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLeviathan View Post
    Love seeing those real burners kick that extra gear on a triple.
    My favorite is a triple from the guys like Jim Thome.

    One of the most entertaining things to watch in baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    My favorite is a triple from the guys like Jim Thome.

    One of the most entertaining things to watch in baseball.
    I thought that even with Nelson Arenado's goofy triple. Right around second you could almost see the "crap, I'm going to have to run farther than I want to!" expression forming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    My favorite is a triple from the guys like Jim Thome.

    One of the most entertaining things to watch in baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    Big Jim seems to be "running" at the same speed on both hits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Big Jim seems to be "running" at the same speed on both hits.
    Consistency is key.
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    I was at that game with my boys. The enormity of the moment was lost on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly Vance View Post
    I was at that game with my boys. The enormity of the moment was lost on them.
    It ought to make for a great topic of conversation in the future though.
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    Well yeah, triples are the bomb, but they be rare, and often wasted.

    Thanks for posting Thome's 3 bagger though., scoring Cuddy. Great stuff.

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