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#21 Monkeypaws

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 07:26 PM

Fortunately the Twins have their own 23 year old with pretty electric stuff.


#22 jimmer

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 07:32 PM

 

Fortunately the Twins have their own 23 year old with pretty electric stuff.

And teams are limited to one each of that type of pitcher...


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 09:59 PM

 

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

Well then, that person was wrong.


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 07:13 AM

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.

Wasn't "dodging a bullet" right here in this thread, but regarding Jose De Leon? Is there some other reference you have in mind? Why conflate two pitchers?

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 07:39 AM

 

Ohtani looked pretty good today! What a difference from spring training...

I was reading a story (SI baseball issue, I believe) about the Yankees going after Stanton when they decided they had no shot at Ohtani.The story claimed that Cashman "knew" that Ohtani wouldn't sign with any team that was in a city east of the Mississippi (so not Minneapolis, barely) or that trained in Florida (dang).I don't remember ever hearing that before.Was that a common understanding that I missed?  


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 07:40 AM

And what's he got against the Mississippi River, anyway??

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#27 Mike Sixel

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 10:10 AM

 

Wasn't "dodging a bullet" right here in this thread, but regarding Jose De Leon? Is there some other reference you have in mind? Why conflate two pitchers?

 

Nope, it was 100% Ohtani. I even argued with the person. I'm not conflating them at all.

 

 

It really doesn't matter, Ohtani is going to be great, everyone knows this, even if they for some reason don't want to believe it.

 

I hope he is. It's good for baseball to have great players.

Edited by Mike Sixel, 02 April 2018 - 10:11 AM.

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 10:45 AM

Gerrit Cole was dominant in his first start with Houston.

7 IP - 2 H - 1 ER - 3 BB - 11 K

He was my man crush all winter once it was known he was available for trade.
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#29 Mike Sixel

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 10:47 AM

 

Gerrit Cole was dominant in his first start with Houston.

7 IP - 2 H - 1 ER - 3 BB - 11 K

He was my man crush all winter once it was known he was available for trade.

 

Ya, trading McCucthen probably doesn't matter, but Cole? Ouch. Houston looks good.

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 12:06 PM

 

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

 

 

By one guy, or two? ;)


#31 Mike Sixel

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 12:42 PM

By one guy, or two? ;)


:)

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#32 Monkeypaws

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 01:03 PM

Often when I watch a game, I check other teams players to see when and by whom they were drafted. Saw Taillon was a 2nd overall, and he looks like it today. Bell was another I was wondering about, and saw he was 1st pick of round 2 in 2011.

 

The rabbit hole led me to the Twins 2nd rounder that year, Madison Boer, then the rest of the 2011 class. There may be a worse class overall, but this one is truly awful: Headed by just released Levi Michael, Travis Harrison, Travis Boyd, Boer...etc. 3innings pitched of Jason Wheeler were all the Twins got out of it.

 

https://www.baseball...ype=franch_year

 

40th rounder Kyle Barraclough (pronounced Bear Claw)didn't sign, got taken by by St. Louis in the 7th in 2012, and has made a career in Miami. 

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#33 Monkeypaws

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 03:16 PM

Brett Gardner looks like a child when he stands next to Aaron Judge. Dang he is huge.


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 08:56 PM

Justin Verlander may be a cyborg sent to Earth to throw 97 MPH heaters and 88 MPH sliders. 2,500+ MLB innings and no signs of slowing down.

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 09:16 PM

Justin Verlander may be a cyborg sent to Earth to throw 97 MPH heaters and 88 MPH sliders. 2,500+ MLB innings and no signs of slowing down.

and the Orioles touch him up for 4 runs, yes those Orioles, lol

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 12:27 AM

Glad to see Shohei Ohtani get his first HR, and I'm also glad the unwritten rule to ignore him was in effect as he came back to the dugout.

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 05:54 AM

Glad to see Shohei Ohtani get his first HR, and I'm also glad the unwritten rule to ignore him was in effect as he came back to the dugout.

I LOLed out loud, laughing audibly, watching the dugout (non-)reaction plus the way he figured it out.

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 09:02 AM

Ohtani goes 3 for 4 with a HR and 3 RBI as a DH yesterday. Nice game for the new guy.

#39 Mike Sixel

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 01:23 PM

Blackmon signed a nine figure deal into his mid to late thirties. It appears those predicting long term deals were dead may be incorrect.

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 01:35 PM

 

Well then, that person was wrong.

 

Or they were just using hindsight to find a silver lining.

 

Which actually seems like one of the few cases where using hindsight is at least modestly admirable.

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