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#101 ND-Fan

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Posted 26 December 2018 - 03:51 PM

Twins like i have said are just not going to make all the moves the public thought they were going to make. They are going to see what they have this year and will only add players right before spring training if they can get a deal and trade later for prospects. I think the Twins are preparing for a revenue drop that major league baseball teams are going to see in the next few years. Patrick Ruesse was discussing the changes in tax law and how it effects businesses on buying tickets and suite rentals how they will not get to deduct these expense in the past. Trust me the Twins would ge already hearing that with last 10 years performance on the field. I also betting they are seeing down trends in season tickets sales and i pretty sure last year end of year tv ratings were down for the Twins. 

Major league baseball is going to have to address what analytics is doing to the game. Since they have become primary force in baseball we have seen slowing down of games, less offense, and moving of players around the field like chess pieces to be replaced with players with similar numbers. The results of this has been we have much slower game and less offense making the game boring to watch and second we have no player identification with the team you have rooted especially in the small market franchises. Clubs like to Twins have gone to promoting the baseball experience of night out to find different foods and beers to attrack customers but people are finding it expensive night out and these people have no affliation to the baseball team and soon as there something new and cheaper they move on. Also the Northern clubs like the Twins have not been helped by MLB scheduling since we become out door team also because they are scheduling early season games who wants to go watch baseball when your freezing. Especially when majority of baseball fans are more elderly than average not great marketing for baseball. So in short they have made baseball more boring and longer and now schedule games in these northern franchises when large portion of their fans will not tolerate to watch a baseball game. The bottom line is they have golden age of revenue increasing but I believe in doing so they have not tended to keeping the game exciting something people wanted to watch have been gradually loosing the interest of next generation of fans for baseball and also loosing some there old fans. They need to get back to basics of keeping the game reason fans are showing up at the ball park. 


#102 Craig Arko

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Posted 26 December 2018 - 03:57 PM

what are you reading right now?


Actually right now re-reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
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Posted 26 December 2018 - 04:08 PM

I’ve kinda wanted to do a review of baseball books and films for this site, but that’s one more project I haven’t gotten into gear.
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Posted 26 December 2018 - 04:22 PM

Interesting how Cincy traded their prospects for actual Major League Talent. Is Cincy going to be appreciably better next year? Their lineup could be good.

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Posted 26 December 2018 - 07:24 PM

Perhaps it is time to forget about the pace of game and start concentrating on the pace of off season.

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 07:25 AM

That sounds like a sequel to Midnight Run. I'm guessing there will be an exciting car chase through Pennsylvania involving Andy McPhail and the Philly Phanatic and then some kind of double cross in Chicago where Theo Epstien kidnaps what appears to be Corbin tied up, gagged and with a bag over his head in the trunk of Falvey's car but when he gets to Wrigley field and removes the bag he finds out it's actually Logan Morrison. The final shot of the movie would have Bryce Harper greeting newly best friends Falvey and Corbin as they get off of a Greyhound outside of Target Field saying "Welcome home!"


I literally ”lol”ed at the Logan Morrison bit.
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