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#41 Mike Sixel

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:49 AM

 

Position flexibility. It's the new market inefficiency.

 

so much to like IN this post.....

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


#42 Twins33

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:56 AM

#$^@%&^@$$^@#

Not only is Mejia hurt, but that means Austin will maybe sit on the bench while Morrison plays. I hope to be wrong about Austin sitting...

Apparently they face two lefties soon, so hopefully that's not the case.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:58 AM

But don't the Twins have to call up another starter to replace him?

Eventually but not at this moment.
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:59 AM

Ooooh, so Austin gets to come up and sit on the bench until Mejia's spot in the rotation comes up again?

 

At least Molitor will have someone new to talk to on the bench while Weapon X flails helplessly at anything that isn't a belt-high, center-cut fastball.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:02 AM

 

Apparently they face two lefties soon, so hopefully that's not the case.

Yeah, but Weapon X is hitting a robust .218 against lefties, and only .178 against righties.

 

Wait, that can't be right, right?

 

I came to make a "Morrison is equally inept versus lefties and righties joke," and he's actually better against lefties?

 

Apparently, I'm the Logan Morrison of making Logan Morrison jokes.

Edited by jud6312, 10 August 2018 - 11:04 AM.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:02 AM

Sooo, Mejia to the DL, Austin and Duffy up. Doesn't effect Santana today or Gibson tomorrow, would mean starting Odorizzi on 3 days rest instead of 4 on Sunday. Then a day off. Looks like a classic move to buy time. You either make another move by Sunday to open a spot for Romero (Gonsalves just pitched yesterday, Romero last Sunday). We should expect a roster move by Sunday.  


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:08 AM

Yeah, but Weapon X is hitting a robust .218 against lefties, and only .178 against righties.
 
Wait, that can't be right, right?
 
I came to make a "Morrison is equally inept versus lefties and righties joke," and he's actually better against lefties?
 
Apparently, I'm the Logan Morrison of making Logan Morrison jokes.

Delete this quick or Morrison will be starting those two games!

If only it was that easy..
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:17 AM

 

Apparently they face two lefties soon, so hopefully that's not the case.

Yup. Berardino even mentions that, so I'd expect to see Austin at least in those 2 games.

 

Morrison is still playing more than I'd like, but he has sat for 1 game in each of the last 5 series. Twice the day after hitting a HR, no less.

 

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:27 AM

Looks like it's gonna be a long last 7 weeks of the season, although I looking forward to seeing what Austin can do and if Moya can keep up the good work.

 

It also be nice to see a "surprise" call up like Wade or Lewis.

Edited by VATwinsFan, 10 August 2018 - 11:28 AM.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:39 AM

Meanwhile, Dozier hit another HR in Dodger blue last night. In the 9th inning, 2-run shot. The guy's killing it in L.A.

 

Not that I wish the Twins had kept him. But still. Ugh.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:47 AM

 

Meanwhile, Dozier hit another HR in Dodger blue last night. In the 9th inning, 2-run shot. The guy's killing it in L.A.

 

Not that I wish the Twins had kept him. But still. Ugh.

well, in the world of cold comfort and at least for the moment, logan forsythe (.944 ops) is also killing it.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:09 PM

 

well, in the world of cold comfort and at least for the moment, logan forsythe (.944 ops) is also killing it.

I'm not sure if a bunch of singles is really "killing it" but I guess it's a subjective term anyway.

 

By Statcast, expected wOBA (xwOBA) since the trade:

 

Dozier .427

Forsythe .315

 

https://baseballsava...n_pas=0#results

 

For 2018, MLB average xwOBA is .328.

 

https://baseballsava...atter&year=2018

 

Interestingly, that league figure has been rising each year of the Statcast era (since 2015): .308, .316, .321, and now .328.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:19 PM

 

well, in the world of cold comfort and at least for the moment, logan forsythe (.944 ops) is also killing it.

Thanks, that takes the edge off, I appreciate it!

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#54 Carole Keller

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:32 PM

 

Position flexibility. It's the new market inefficiency.

Have you been talking to Brian again?

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:35 PM

 

Sooo, Mejia to the DL, Austin and Duffy up. Doesn't effect Santana today or Gibson tomorrow, would mean starting Odorizzi on 3 days rest instead of 4 on Sunday. Then a day off. Looks like a classic move to buy time. You either make another move by Sunday to open a spot for Romero (Gonsalves just pitched yesterday, Romero last Sunday). We should expect a roster move by Sunday.  

No way they pitch Odo on 3 days rest ... unless their plan is a BP game and only have him pitch a couple innings. It's buying time before something. Just what, who knows. Or just filling the roster until they decide who makes the start on Sunday. Who is scheduled in Rochester for Sunday?

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#56 Craig Arko

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:38 PM

Maybe they try the ‘opener’ thing on Sunday.

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for mathematics, the cultural world is one country. - David Hilbert


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:47 PM

 

"...We have the technology..."

But what will we do with the extra $2Mill?

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Is it 2020 yet?


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:48 PM

Duffey has done nothing todeserved coming back. 

he gone!


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:16 PM

Looks like I’m in the minority, but I’m not unhappy to see Duffy back up. Maybe he isn’t any good, but in his rookie season he was the Twins best pitcher down the stretch. He has struggled since, but I love his bulldog attitude. He tends to be his worst enemy at times, but this is the perfect occasion to see if he’s improved.
There is absolutely nothing to lose. If he sucks, start the revolving door with the Rochester relievers.
I hope Austin plays tonite and all 3 games against Detroit. There is no way he can be worse than Morrison!

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:19 PM

I have to ask, why is everyone souring on Duffey. I know he's failed a few times, but he was pretty lights out for a while as well. It certainly doesn't hurt to see if he's got something we can work with.

 

Isn't that what we wanted when the team waived the white flag?

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