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#401 diehardtwinsfan

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 07:44 PM

 

Didn't know where to put this, probably deserves its own thread.

 

 

Hey, the guy doesn't hit many... especially like that.Let him enjoy it.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 08:31 PM

Heh, I'm generally okay with celebrations but even I think that one was a bit over the top.

Tone it down a bit, tiger.

I hope he does it against both Michael and Carson Fulmer next year. But then also blows them a kiss as he stomps on first.
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#403 TheLeviathan

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 09:47 PM

 

Heh, I'm generally okay with celebrations but even I think that one was a bit over the top.

 

Tone it down a bit, tiger.

 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:09 AM

 

I'd let him do cartwheels. 

 

IMO... Baseball needs this type of atmosphere to help reach new audience. 

If this becomes anything close to acceptable in MLB, they'll lose this part of their audience.

 

 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:26 AM

If this becomes anything close to acceptable in MLB, they'll lose this part of their audience.


With each passing year. Our demographic will and should matter less and less.

With each passing year there will be less and less of our demographic and the replacement numbers are currently not there.

In other words... they won’t be here when we are no longer here so change is necessary.

However... I admit that there is a strong possibility that Baseball will carry on unchanged like global warming. I won’t be around when the ice caps melt so I’m cool. 😎
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:22 AM

Eno Sarris of the Athletic - and formerly Fangraphs - has written an article on the five best over/under win bets at Caesar's Palace. One is the Twins. He picked the over on 84 wins because the Twins have six position players 26 and under who project to be above-average this season:

 

"In Jorge Polanco, Byron Buxton, Max Kepler, Miguel Sanó, Eddie Rosario, and Jonathan Schoop, the Twins have a ton of upside. ...with the possible exception of Rosario, you’re looking at a lot of talent that hasn’t likely peaked yet."

 

He also noted that the Twins have money to spend if they're in it at the deadline.

 

The Athletic is a pay site but well worth it. 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:42 AM

 

 

 

He also noted that the Twins have money to spend if they're in it at the deadline.

 

 

True, but Pohlads ....

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 12:25 PM

2019's most interesting player already hit home run of the year

 

More Astudillo love, via Schoenfield of ESPN.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 01:13 PM

 

If this becomes anything close to acceptable in MLB, they'll lose this part of their audience.

 

I don't know how to put it delicately, but the majority of that segment are going to be lost in the near future anyway.  

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 01:16 PM

 

I don't know how to put it delicately, but the majority of that segment are going to be lost in the near future anyway.  

You're absolutely right.

 

You don't know how to put it delicately. 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 03:21 PM

 

I don't know how to put it delicately, but the majority of that segment are going to be lost in the near future anyway.  

This argument has gone on for decades. As a kid, I hated baseball. Just hated it. Now I hate basketball and hockey and can only tolerate football. The reality is as people grow older they get new interests and lose others. Baseball has survived and will continue to survive as fans and the game both adapt.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:48 PM

Brick: Reports are Miguel Sano is down 30 lbs – if not more – and absolutely destroyed a pitch in the DWL a few nights ago. Is he one of the bigger bounce-back candidates in baseball this season?
1:12
Jay Jaffe: Bigger in size, sure. And yeah, in terms of track record, too. If he stays healthy…

Dan: Do you think its fair for Joe Mauer to be considered a catcher for the HOF? Less than half of his games are at the position and his numbers at 1b or DH are much less impressive. To me hes not a hall of famer.
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Jay Jaffe: Should Ernie Banks have been considered a first baseman because he played out the string there? Bro, do you even lift?
Most of Mauer’s value — all of his top 7 seasons that go into his peak score within my JAWS system, plus his MVP award, his batting titles, his Gold Gloves, his All-Star appearances — came while he was catching. Everything that made his career special, in other words.

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#413 Mike Sixel

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 05:11 PM

Ron: Astudillo have a roster spot this spring? Maybe should have one for being able to help out at a couple positions? Is the bat real? Thanks!
Keith Law: He can do enough with the bat that he should be on the roster. I don’t think he’s a regular, if that’s what you’re asking.
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#414 TheLeviathan

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:04 PM

This argument has gone on for decades. As a kid, I hated baseball. Just hated it. Now I hate basketball and hockey and can only tolerate football. The reality is as people grow older they get new interests and lose others. Baseball has survived and will continue to survive as fans and the game both adapt.


"Surviving" is a low bar to clear. But this has been hashed before.

Those makes me love Austidillo even more.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:07 PM

 

Brick: Reports are Miguel Sano is down 30 lbs – if not more – and absolutely destroyed a pitch in the DWL a few nights ago. Is he one of the bigger bounce-back candidates in baseball this season?
1:12
Jay Jaffe: Bigger in size, sure. And yeah, in terms of track record, too. If he stays healthy…

Dan: Do you think its fair for Joe Mauer to be considered a catcher for the HOF? Less than half of his games are at the position and his numbers at 1b or DH are much less impressive. To me hes not a hall of famer.
1:26
Jay Jaffe: Should Ernie Banks have been considered a first baseman because he played out the string there? Bro, do you even lift?
Most of Mauer’s value — all of his top 7 seasons that go into his peak score within my JAWS system, plus his MVP award, his batting titles, his Gold Gloves, his All-Star appearances — came while he was catching. Everything that made his career special, in other words.

Jay did a nice job summarizing what we should care about and remember for Joe. I really wish he had remained behind the plate like Pudge did but he's still a HOFer.

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#416 Mike Sixel

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:48 PM

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Mr. Fister: Other than Kiner-Falefa, who are some other guys who have under the radar catcher eligibility that could play regularly?

10:22
Jeff Sullivan: WILLIANS

10:22
Jeff Sullivan: ASTUDILLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 

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Nick Mar – Cake is Good: Jeff has a Williams Astudillo fetish

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Jeff Sullivan: It’s not a fetish because I wouldn’t describe it as abnormal

10:55
Jeff Sullivan: For anyone who has observed Astudillo, it is very normal

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:24 PM

I'd let him do cartwheels.

IMO... Baseball needs this type of atmosphere to help reach new audience.

id love to see La Tortuga with the Ozzie Smith backflips down the first base line on a homer
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Posted Yesterday, 02:41 PM

Derek Falvey
3:34 Am I the mystery team for Machado?
Steve Adams
3:36 That'd be Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey, and as I've said continually, they should be. Zero dollars on the books beyond '19. AL Central is weak. Move Sano to 1B, push Cron to the Tyler Austin bench bat role / safety net at 1B/DH. It's an easy fit. Plus, do they really want a division rival to sign him for way less than most expected him to command at the outset of free agency?

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#419 Carole Keller

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Posted Yesterday, 02:55 PM

 

Derek Falvey
3:34 Am I the mystery team for Machado?
Steve Adams
3:36 That'd be Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey, and as I've said continually, they should be. Zero dollars on the books beyond '19. AL Central is weak. Move Sano to 1B, push Cron to the Tyler Austin bench bat role / safety net at 1B/DH. It's an easy fit. Plus, do they really want a division rival to sign him for way less than most expected him to command at the outset of free agency?

I like this 100 times. :) (of course I do ... y'all know that.)

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Posted Yesterday, 04:06 PM

Derek Falvey
3:34 Am I the mystery team for Machado?

 

I like this 100 times. :) (of course I do ... y'all know that.)

I was just about to post, "Carole, is that you?"

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