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#21 Halsey Hall

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 09:38 AM

The Miracle gave out Championship rings for the opener. They have some great giveaways this year, with Lewis and Kirilloff bobbleheads also.

Edited by Halsey Hall, 05 April 2019 - 09:39 AM.

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he gone!


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:04 AM

Thanks, Seth.Love reading these during the season.

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:08 AM

I've missed the minor league updates so much.Great to see them back again.  

 

Sounds like there were some good performances in the minors leagues yesterday.Great to see. I'm really curious to see what Diaz does this season.  

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You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.


#24 Seth Stohs

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:11 AM

 

In my mind, I had the Twins basically giving up on Diaz. Seems he's been around forever, and his results haven't been very encouraging, given how the bat will need to play at 1B/DH. But the perception has a lot to do with the ridiculous situation for international players where they're professionals at 16 and rule-5 eligible before they can clear A ball. Fact is, Diaz is the same age as Larnach, playing on the same team...even though, at this point, most of us (probably for the wrong reasons) have infinitely higher expectations/hopes for Larnach. Interesting.

 

This is a tremendous comment... Well put... 

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#25 Seth Stohs

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:11 AM

 

The Miracle gave out Championship rings for the opener. They have some great giveaways this year, with Lewis and Kirilloff bobbleheads also.

 

and Graterol and Grzelakowski bobbleheads too!

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#26 USNMCPO

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:27 AM

 

The five pitchers scheduled to pitch today could be the Twin's rotation in a couple years. Wow!

I am looking forward to tomorrow to see what they accomplish.


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:44 AM

Fantastic to see Stewart settle in. I wouldn’t have been surprised if Stewart were pulled after 34 pitches in the first. That’s a lot of confidence in Stewart and it’s great to see the manager get rewarded for the risk.
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#28 Han Joelo

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 02:34 PM

Hopefully, in a couple of years, Enlow will be at Rochester, and when the wheels are almost off, he pulls a "Stewart," and gets it back together. 

 

Fun to watch the phenoms, but also fun to watch others overcome struggles.Blankenhorn, Diaz, Stewart, and a others overcoming that post-prospect hype phase is neat to see.

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#29 Jim Hahn

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 06:36 PM

It is my opinion, that throwing a lot of pitches in a single inning is far more detrimental to a players arm than the total number of pitches he throws in a game. I am glad the Twins have this as a rule. It's about how they get to that pitch count, not the total number.

This isn't a real example, but speaks to the idea: I'd let my guy throw 150 if he's only throwing 10 pitches per frame.


Would you count 120 warm up pitches he also threw under this scenario?
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Posted 05 April 2019 - 07:39 PM

Glad 34 is OK. Big difference.


#31 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 07:44 PM

Glad 34 is OK. Big difference.


They have to draw the line somewhere.
Driving at .07 isn't much different than .08, but that's going to be the case no matter where they put the line.

It's like a stop loss. Some people have a set maximum they they'll allow themselves to lose when they go to the casino. Losing 499 dollars isn't materially different than losing 500.

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 05:14 AM

 

They have to draw the line somewhere.
Driving at .07 isn't much different than .08, but that's going to be the case no matter where they put the line.

It's like a stop loss. Some people have a set maximum they they'll allow themselves to lose when they go to the casino. Losing 499 dollars isn't materially different than losing 500.

 

And when it is a totally arbitrary line, it gathers even more importance.

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Don't cross it.

At least their arms don't fall off if they do.

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 05:26 AM

 

I bet Rooker isn't even a little worried about one game. He's got a good head on his shoulders and definitely great perspective. But like last year, AAA will be an adjustment for him and any of them moving to the level.  

 

Probably not worried. But I still bet he is tired of slow starts. I know I would be, even if I realized that is my standard to bear.


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Posted 06 April 2019 - 06:09 AM

And when it is a totally arbitrary line, it gathers even more importance.
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Don't cross it.
At least their arms don't fall off if they do.


At some point they don't want to put their milb staffs in a judgement call situation.

Everywhere in life has these arbitrary lines, everywhere.
Is someone who is 17 years and 364 days old less competent to vote than someone a day older? Of course not. But what is the alternative? Every polling station makes their best judgment call on who looks mature enough to vote?
Is 55 mph safe, while 56 is reckless?
Are 10 items few enough to breeze through the express checkout, but 11 would grind it to a halt? Obviously not, but it's more efficient than telling every cashier to just pick and choose who can use that checkout.

The FO can't be in constant contact with every milb staff during every inning of every game. In general, they don't want pitchers throwing too many pitches in one stressful inning. Of course 35 pitches has little significant difference from 34 or 36, but the alternative, trying to be involved in a judgment call every time across multiple levels all playing games every day would be just as silly.
I guess I don't understand what the controversy is.
What would your policy be if you were in charge of the organization?
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#35 Seth Stohs

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 11:03 AM

 

Probably not worried. But I still bet he is tired of slow starts. I know I would be, even if I realized that is my standard to bear.

 

Again, one game... I'm sure he doesn't want to get off to a slow start... but one game isn't even a slow start. It's one 0-fer... 




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