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#41 Vanimal46

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:47 AM

Lol. It's like they're actively trying to annoy the fanbase.
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#42 David HK

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:51 AM

Yeh, good idea- so MoY can play Willians at 2B, and Adrianza on the OF... Let's just go ahead and maximize that flexibility factor...

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 09:51 AM

 

Lol. It's like they're actively trying to annoy the fanbase.

And if this were a young guy, Molitor wouldn't play him anyway. But it's an older guy ... he'll be in the lineup today or tomorrow, is my guess.

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But a skunkweed will always be a skunkweed and instantly recognizable. 


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:03 PM

And if this were a young guy, Molitor wouldn't play him anyway. But it's an older guy ... he'll be in the lineup today or tomorrow, is my guess.


Field is younger than Austin and Astudillo. They are all within a year. He is also within a year of Cave.
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Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:45 PM

 

Field is younger than Austin and Astudillo. They are all within a year. He is also within a year of Cave.

Oh, why did I think Field was 31? Okay then ... I stand corrected. Thank you. But given his age, maybe Molitor won't play him, either. ;)

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#46 Mike Sixel

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:01 PM

 

Oh, why did I think Field was 31? Okay then ... I stand corrected. Thank you. But given his age, maybe Molitor won't play him, either. ;)

 

Drake is 31.....I believe. 

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:02 PM

Oh, why did I think Field was 31? Okay then ... I stand corrected. Thank you. But given his age, maybe Molitor won't play him, either. ;)


Drake is 31...


Drat. Beaten to the "send" button again...

Edited by yarnivek1972, 06 August 2018 - 02:02 PM.

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#48 Vanimal46

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:02 PM

Oh, why did I think Field was 31? Okay then ... I stand corrected. Thank you. But given his age, maybe Molitor won't play him, either. ;)


Too many unfamiliar names around this team lately... I also thought he was old but that's the RP Drake. Hell, I thought he was Tommy Field earlier today.
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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:29 PM

 

Drake is 31.....I believe. 

I'm old. I get confused easily. Being young at heart still doesn't help my mind. :)

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:30 PM

 

 

Too many unfamiliar names around this team lately... I also thought he was old but that's the RP Drake. Hell, I thought he was Tommy Field earlier today.

Yeah, and you aren't 30 yet ... you have no excuses like I do. :P

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#51 Mike Sixel

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:31 PM

 

I'm old. I get confused easily. Being young at heart still doesn't help my mind. :)

 

eat more dessert, I hear it is good for you*

 

*not actually true, mostly, but sort of, if you consider being happy good....as long as you are really happy.

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 06:21 PM

OK. If Rodney had the second best WPA for the Twins today, it doesn’t say much for the value of that stat.

In fairness, Fernando Rodney brings a different definition of the phrase "win probability" to any game.

 

When I was down the left-field line at Fenway for his "save" a week ago, I was literally LOLing at every new twist in the road during that inning, as the home crowd cheered louder and louder. I enjoyed it, in about the darkest way possible. "Had 'em, all the way!"

 

And then of course the next night he promptly served up the homer to tie the game. He'll astound you in a new way just when you think you've got him pegged. Truly enjoyable, once you get the knack.

 

Every stat has an outlier player. No stat can truly contain Rodney. He defies WPA completely.

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 07:20 PM

 

eat more dessert,

 

You had me here.

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