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#1 gunnarthor

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 02:53 PM

Gah. Losing streaks, worst first baseman in baseball, Plouffe hurt, Sano and Buxton out, no offense lately .... but

Gibson and Hughes both look like they will be legit arms in future rotations and May and Meyer have both put up nice numbers in AAA. Might as well get them up sooner rather than later.

Despite injuries to Sano and Buxton, several prospects are doing very well. May and Meyer are dominating AAA hitters. Polanco looks like a stud. Berrios is having a real break out year and could be in AA soon. Vargas is hitting at AA and should be up in Sept if not earlier.

Dozier's break over the last four months of 2013 don't look like a fluke. Arcia should be able to hit at this level. Santana is at least fun to watch.

Hammer and Morales both look like they might get us something at the trade deadline.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 02:56 PM

Another piece of good news, Rosario is back from suspension as well.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 03:06 PM

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 03:32 PM

gunnarthor, Thanks for the positive spin! Tough losses in all three games this series but I agree that we are getting closer to having better pitching. Most all the top prospects should be up by next year and several this year so this team should be on its way back up.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 03:42 PM

And here i thought i was going to hear about TR fleecing TB out of David Price or the the Cubs out of Jeff S

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 03:42 PM

gunnarthor, you forgot to mention that May and Meyer are doing well.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:23 PM

And here i thought i was going to hear about TR fleecing TB out of David Price or the the Cubs out of Jeff S


Exactly, I thought maybe we had taken the Shark for Polanco, Shibuya, and a look at the '91 WS trophy...

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:24 PM

Realistically though, at least we appear to have won the Doumit trade (don't care if Gilmartin hasn't done anything, just not having Doumit for Gardy to use is a good thing!)

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:31 PM

First post here! Yes, Gibson is looking like something we could build on and Hughes has shaken off the early problems to be among the most consistent in the league (this year anyway). It's tough to lose games like the last 3 and start to fall back in the division, but we knew what sort of year this would be going in and I still see lots of positive signs moving forward. Arcia is starting to concern me though. He's been looking very overmatched at the plate and lost in the field..

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:34 PM

Scoring runs is hard, you guys. I know there's been a lot of talk about the bullpen blowing games in Boston this week, but let's make sure to complain about the lack of offensive production too. The pitchers only gave up 5 runs in 3 games, I'll take that each and every series. Scoring 2 runs in 3 games is the bigger issue.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:34 PM

gunnarthor, you forgot to mention that May and Meyer are doing well.


It sounded so nice, I think he said it twice:

May and Meyer have both put up nice numbers in AAA. Might as well get them up sooner rather than later........

......May and Meyer are dominating AAA hitters.


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:36 PM

It sounded so nice, I think he said it twice:


That was the joke, yes.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:40 PM

Gah. Losing streaks, worst first baseman in baseball, Plouffe hurt, Sano and Buxton out, no offense lately .... but

Gibson and Hughes both look like they will be legit arms in future rotations and May and Meyer have both put up nice numbers in AAA. Might as well get them up sooner rather than later.

Despite injuries to Sano and Buxton, several prospects are doing very well. May and Meyer are dominating AAA hitters. Polanco looks like a stud. Berrios is having a real break out year and could be in AA soon. Vargas is hitting at AA and should be up in Sept if not earlier.

Dozier's break over the last four months of 2013 don't look like a fluke. Arcia should be able to hit at this level. Santana is at least fun to watch.

Hammer and Morales both look like they might get us something at the trade deadline.


Not if he doesn't learn what a strike zone is. And his defense is simply unacceptable in it's present form.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:41 PM

:roll:

That was the joke, yes.


I figured.....Just posted for clarification, I didn't want any new call-up controversy to rear its ugly head, yet again. Enough closed threads on the day already. :banghead:

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:43 PM

The offense carried the pitching staff in April... Right now, the pitching is (generally) there and the bats are floundering. happens every year with every team. It's unusual (and wonderful) when the pitching and hitting are both clicking!

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:49 PM

The offense carried the pitching staff in April... Right now, the pitching is (generally) there and the bats are floundering. happens every year with every team. It's unusual (and wonderful) when the pitching and hitting are both clicking!


Yep, because the staff has been so poor for so long now, we're not used to seeing the offense waste successive great pitching performances like these last three games. Every team goes through it. The better ones just learn to bust out of it quickly.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:52 PM

The offense carried the pitching staff in April... Right now, the pitching is (generally) there and the bats are floundering. happens every year with every team. It's unusual (and wonderful) when the pitching and hitting are both clicking!


Yep, because the staff has been so poor for so long now, we're not used to seeing the offense waste successive great pitching performances like these last three games. Every team goes through it. The better ones just learn to bust out of it quickly.



For all of the angst about the Starting pitching staff to start out the season, they really have been performing about as well, or better, than we expected (OK, at least what I expected) since May 1. After a disastrous April with an ERA/FIP of 6.08/4.70, since then the ERA/FIP for the SPs has been very good, with room to get even better- with an upgrade from both Nolasco and the eventual replacement for Deduno- ~3.96/3.77.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:59 PM

Scoring runs is hard, you guys. I know there's been a lot of talk about the bullpen blowing games in Boston this week, but let's make sure to complain about the lack of offensive production too. The pitchers only gave up 5 runs in 3 games, I'll take that each and every series. Scoring 2 runs in 3 games is the bigger issue.


Identifying this obviously urgent need, I sure wish the Twins would have addressed the injury situation and the temporary loss of 2 legit bats with an additional farm bat instead of promoting a glove in Florimon.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:05 PM

The offense carried the pitching staff in April... Right now, the pitching is (generally) there and the bats are floundering. happens every year with every team.


I'd take the every year for the Twins (99+96+96 is not an easy feat.) But it does not happen with every team. Some teams might have an off year here and there. Very rare to be awful 4 years in a row, even rarer to keep the front office and management intact in these situations and pretty much unique to the Twins, for fans to be ok with the situation.

On pace for 88 losses this season, btw. Nothing that does not stink or is remotely excusable (in a valid way) about that.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:06 PM

That was the joke, yes.


"Brad Eldred" Revisited.

There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.