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#1 Monkeypaws

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 07:11 PM

Sorry I didn't wanna start a new thread, but I would like a general baseball thread, not just a forum. I wanted to post, watching MLB, that SF had signed Longoria AND McCutcheon. Missed that. Not thread worthy, but would like a low-impact thread to post such tidbits.

 

Perhaps it exists already, but didn't see one in my initial look.

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#2 ashburyjohn

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 07:53 PM

This kind of thing has been brought up before, and it never seems to get traction. I confess to being unsure what is really wanted. When you say General Baseball do you mean MLB, or would topics like the St Paul Saints be included? A MLB-only Transactions thread? If so, how do people comment on an interesting transaction, without a single thread getting all tangled up with clutter if the discussion becomes heated? Other things MLB-related besides transactions probably are of interest too, so how do they fit into a single thread?

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#3 Carole Keller

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:01 PM

 

Sorry I didn't wanna start a new thread, but I would like a general baseball thread, not just a forum. I wanted to post, watching MLB, that SF had signed Longoria AND McCutcheon. Missed that. Not thread worthy, but would like a low-impact thread to post such tidbits.

 

Perhaps it exists already, but didn't see one in my initial look.

We do have an off-season transactions thread for things like that here http://twinsdaily.co...actions-thread/

 

Both those were off-season trades.

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#4 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:01 PM

Somehow I missed this over the spring but Jose De Leon had TJS in the middle of March.

 

Dodged a real bullet there. Holy crap, that guy is never going to pitch.

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#5 Carole Keller

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:04 PM

Here was the Longoria move mentioned in that thread: http://twinsdaily.co...hread/?p=702429

 

McCutcheon was post #73.

 

And De Leon was also discussed in that same thread.

 

So, I guess that's what you were looking for? Yes? No?

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#6 Monkeypaws

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 11:08 AM

Thanks Carole,

 

Those signings were just an example - not worthy of a thread of its own, but of interest. The couple other sports forums I visit and post have such threads: a place to post general, non-team specific stuff not really thread-worthy but of temporary interest.


#7 Mike Sixel

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 11:11 AM

Aaron Hicks, injured....

The win loss stat shows it's stupidity in LA, again.

There's always next year, or the next, or maybe by the time I'm Chief's age, I guess....


#8 Carole Keller

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 11:16 AM

 

Thanks Carole,

 

Those signings were just an example - not worthy of a thread of its own, but of interest. The couple other sports forums I visit and post have such threads: a place to post general, non-team specific stuff not really thread-worthy but of temporary interest.

Yeah, we've had threads like that in this forum for years, both in and off-season, discussing whatever. But if someone wants to start their own thread on a specific thing, they are welcome to it. Threads like the one you suggest is good, but sometimes they get long and there are some who'd rather not wade through it all. So, we have both. A general thread and topic threads.

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:24 PM

Josh Donaldson is dealing with a bit of dead arm right now...



Could be an interesting story in his contract year.
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Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:58 PM

There is a whole non twins baseball section at the top of the page or in the forum section there is a link as well to post non twins transactions and such.

 

 


#11 Carole Keller

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 10:21 PM

 

There is a whole non twins baseball section at the top of the page or in the forum section there is a link as well to post non twins transactions and such.

There was a thread that was for off-season news ... was that the one?

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 08:37 AM

Josh Donaldson is dealing with a bit of dead arm right now...

Just nipped the speedy batter, in that clip. :)

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:16 AM

Otani makes his MLB regular season pitching debut today at 3 PM CST.
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#14 Carole Keller

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:28 AM

 

Otani makes his MLB regular season pitching debut today at 3 PM CST.

Hope it goes as well as Darvish's ... ;)

 

(yeah, that was mean)

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 04:36 PM

Ohtani looked pretty good today! What a difference from spring training...
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#16 Mike Sixel

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 04:46 PM

Remember when people here were glad the twins dodged the bullet of signing a 23 year old, with elite stuff?
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Posted 01 April 2018 - 05:24 PM

 

Remember when people here were glad the twins dodged the bullet of signing a 23 year old, with elite stuff?

 

 

No

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#18 Mike Sixel

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 06:31 PM

No


You'd be surprised, then. He's going to be very good over the next few years.
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Posted 01 April 2018 - 06:51 PM

 

Remember when people here were glad the twins dodged the bullet of signing a 23 year old, with elite stuff?

For the money involved, did anyone seriously have this opinion? Sure, there were differences of opinion about how Ohtani might shake out against MLB hitting but for the price, one would have to be insane to think it wasn't worth a shot at the guy.

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#20 Mike Sixel

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 07:22 PM

For the money involved, did anyone seriously have this opinion? Sure, there were differences of opinion about how Ohtani might shake out against MLB hitting but for the price, one would have to be insane to think it wasn't worth a shot at the guy.


Was literally posted last week on this site, yes. Literally those words.

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