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#21 Shaitan

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 08:09 AM

I'd go with Santana, followed by Dozier for year long contributions.

 

If by the half:

1st: Sano (followed closely by Kitzler)

2nd: Rosario (followed by Buxton)


#22 Mike Sixel

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 08:16 AM

I think my top three are:

 

Dozier

Buxton

Santana

 

with Rosario right behind. But if I had to vote, it would be one of those three. Not sure which yet.

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 08:18 AM

Lots of guys had great halves. Sano, Santana, Polanco, Buxton. 

 

The most consistent guys all year long must've been Mauer and Rosario. I lean Mauer. 

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#24 Jaykay

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 09:10 AM

Seems like a lot of recency bias happening here, with people forgetting how good Sano was early and how terrible Rosario was defensively. 


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Posted 28 September 2017 - 09:41 AM

 

Seems like a lot of recency bias happening here, with people forgetting how good Sano was early and how terrible Rosario was defensively. 

I'll be honest, I don't think Rosario's bad defensively. He's made a few dumb plays out there (as has Kepler) but I don't see the negative value that the defensive stats are giving him. I'm not sure how he's managed a -50 UZR/150 in CF in just 50 innings. I think his value is diminished because Buxton is in center.

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#26 sk13812

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 09:43 AM

Isn't the MVP Ricky Nolasco, sleeper agent on the Angels?

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 09:44 AM

It's Buxton.

 

The complete list of the others worth mentioning in an MVP conversation, in order (though it's a big drop off from Buxton):

 

Santana

Dozier
Mauer

 

Other top contributors for offense & pitching:

 

Sano

Busenitz

 

Without Buxton's defense the Twins do not finish over .500. Nor do they finish over .500 without Santana. Sorry that's just how it is.

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#28 Dave The Dastardly

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:04 AM

I'm torn between Dozier and Mauer. But I lean Dozier for lighting a fire when the FO made those mid-season moves. There were a lot complaints on this site this past spring that the Twins needed veteran leadership. Dozier stepped up to the plate in more ways than one.

 

Loved the Mauer resurgence.

 

Buxton's play in the field has been inspiring for fans as well as teammates.

 

Nice that we actually have so many good candidates. That says we have a "team".

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#29 ALessKosherScott

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:17 AM

Buxton playing defense at a young Puckett/Torii Hunter level all year was probably the most consistently good player.

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:21 AM

Joe Buxton-MVP

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:24 AM

When Sano went down with the injury, I honestly thought that the Twins would miss his bat too much to make up for it.  I didnt think Escobar's superior defense would make enough of a difference to balance out the offense lost.  I didn't anticipate Escobar's offensive contributions (be honest, did you?).  Therefore, this Mauer/Buxton fan has to cast his vote for Escobar.  Though I agree with those who have stated choosing just one person feels impossible


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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:31 AM

 

Seems like a lot of recency bias happening here, with people forgetting how good Sano was early and how terrible Rosario was defensively. 

August and September numbers mean more to some. I seem to recall a high priced Yankee who was referred to as "Mr May" in a not so subtle jab.

 

With that being said I will go

1. Dozier

2. Rosario

3. Mauer

4. Everyone

 

 

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:32 AM

Dozier.

 

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:37 AM

 

Buxton playing defense at a young Puckett/Torii Hunter level all year was probably the most consistently good player.

ah...he's playing defense at a higher level than both of those guys, ever played.

 

The twins as a team, fielding over all would be below average without Buck.  With his defense up the middle, the Twins are now talked about as a top 5 defensive team in AL.  It's incredible the difference his presence makes on the rest of the team.  Now that he has hit consistently for a number of months...well there is my answer.  B. B.

 

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#35 jokin

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:46 AM

 

This is my order as well. While his offense struggled in the beginning of the season, he's come on strong. But his defense, wow, has been the most rock solid and consistent throughout the season. A lot of the plays the left side of the infield made would not have been recorded for outs without him at first.

Although, I might give Buxton a tie with Mauer and wouldn't question it at all if he were the MVP. I would question it if anyone else were chosen above either of those two.

 

Not convinced. It's still Dozier by a whisker over Buxton.

 

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#36 jokin

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:48 AM

 

Dozier.

 

Yup. (But his reign probably ends in 2018, giving way to Buck).

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#37 jokin

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:48 AM

 

August and September numbers mean more to some. I seem to recall a high priced Yankee who was referred to as "Mr May" in a not so subtle jab.

 

With that being said I will go

1. Dozier

2. Rosario

3. Mauer

4. Everyone

 

Impossible to leave Buck out of top three.

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#38 Jaykay

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:49 AM

1. Buxton

2. Dozier

3. Santana

4. Mauer

5. Sano


#39 jokin

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:50 AM

 

Buxton playing defense at a young Puckett/Torii Hunter level all year was probably the most consistently good player.

 

Buxton actually is transcending what is considered Gold Glove-worthy at the CF position.

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#40 jokin

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:55 AM

 

MR. BYRON BUXTON. And, he's just getting warmed up folks!

 

Yep. I held off for this year because of his slow start offensively. But, I'm making book that youth will be served starting in 2018. Short of Mike Trout, we may very well be having this same debate next year about Buxton- but as league MVP, not just Twins MVP.

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